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We have a moral obligation to keep Al Gore out of politics

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Al Gore has a history of proclaiming gloom and doom with his views on climate change that are now considered nonsensical even by those who believe in global warming.  Now, the former Vice President is taking his message of fear on the road again by making government health care his next moral crusade.  Al Gore thinks everyone has a moral obligation to embrace every issue he supports.  Over the weekend Gore remarked that "we have a moral duty to pass health care reform."  Mr. Gore has simply lost all credibility with his wild end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it proclamations; consequently, any idea which Gore encourages people to support automatically becomes questionable.  At some point one wonders whether our greatest moral obligation isn't combating the alleged threats of global warming or providing socialized medicine for all Americans, but in keeping Al Gore out of our political discourse. 

Reducing the availability of health care for senior citizens is not a moral obligation, but a moral disgrace.  Rationing health care and forcing Americans to accept limited options for medical services is a moral outrage.  Saddling our children with even more debt to support another progressive-socialist program is a moral insult to Americans who are already constrained by excessive taxation.  Pushing a program through a Democratic Congress without providing an opportunity for discussion and debate is a moral indignation to our representative form of government.  Instilling fear in ordinary citizens who are too busy working and raising families to read thousand-page bills is a moral offense to people who place trust in members of Congress to do the right thing.  Advancing the agenda of progressivism not in the interest of public health but in an effort to further empower government to control our lives is a moral crime against our Constitution.

If America has a moral obligation to do anything about our health care system, it is to preserve the freedom of patients to choose insurers and doctors, to remove those barriers which prevent insurance companies from competing against one another, to support competitiveness in the marketplace, to lower costs by reducing government regulation, and to relieve the burden of taxation which is crippling middle-class Americans from purchasing health insurance.  We have an obligation to ensure that every citizen has access to affordable, quality health care, but the government is not the best solution to solving this problem and we should not look to the government to repair a system which currently provides the vast majority of Americans with the world's best medical care. 


Brian Mark Weber covers American politics for the Examiner.  To receive Brian's column in your inbox, click on the "subscribe" link above.  For more information, visit www.brianmarkweber.com

Comments

  • Happy Indep 4 years ago

    I LOVE the headline! It is imperative Gore stays out of the picture. He needs to continue his search and destroy mission of ManBearPig, THE BIGGEST threat to our planet.

  • Jhon Trummel 4 years ago

    Why didn't he pass a health care bill, or write one, in the 8 years he was in office? Why did the Kyoto treaty fail to get a single vote, not one, on his watch? Love the headline.

  • Edward Metcalfe 4 years ago

    While you're at it can you keep Al Gore out of Australia, he's meant to be your problem :-)

  • Ann Miller 4 years ago

    Brian, brilliant and inspired!

  • DEM 4 years ago

    Here is the proof that conservative crazies are trying to squash the freedom of individuals. So now you people are promoting COMMUNISM? Or is it just Al Gore you want to excluded from the 1st Amendment? Again - Conservative crazies are trying to squash the freedom of individuals - and here is the proof.

  • Moral Outrage? 4 years ago

    Brian Mark Weber writes "Rationing health care and forcing Americans to accept limited options for medical services is a moral outrage."

    That sentence describes the situation tens of millions of Americans experience every day.

  • Ray 4 years ago

    I've read a lot of idiotic editorials in the Examiner, but this one is the hands-down winner of the "believe this because I wrote it" award.
    Comments with no possible truth or which cannot plausibly be proven or were not even intelligently argued:
    " Al Gore thinks everyone has a moral obligation to embrace every issue he supports."
    "any idea which Gore encourages people to support... becomes questionable...our greatest moral obligation...keeping Al Gore out of our political discourse."
    "Rationing health care and forcing Americans to accept limited options for medical services is a moral outrage." - You mean, like insurance cos do now?
    "Advancing the agenda of progressivism...government to control our lives...a moral crime against our Constitution."
    "...we should not look to the government to repair a system which...provides the...the world's best medical care."
    Perhaps Mr. Weber should look at comparative health stats for Western-style democracies; we are by no means #1.

  • RSBL 3 years ago

    We have a moral obligation to arrest Al Gore and try him for fraud and treason.

  • manbearpig flu 3 years ago

    MANBEARPIG!

    I'M SERIAL!!!

  • Amos N Andy 3 years ago

    Now if we could just keep him the F out of the "Carbon Business" and out of our pockets.

    He is a scam along with Goldman Sachs and their Congress Criminals scheming to Fraud us AGAIN!! This time with a Ball and Chain to the United Nations, another criminal Scam Organization.

  • Hates Anne 3 years ago

    You should try and keep penises out of your mouth as well.

  • Paul 3 years ago

    "At some point one wonders whether our greatest moral obligation isn't combating the alleged threats of global warming or providing socialized medicine for all Americans, but in keeping Al Gore out of our political discourse."

    Well, how democratic of you! This sounds like a totalitarian socialist point-of-view to me.

    I think we have a "moral obligation" to discredit and shine light on whackos like you and your hypocritical propaganda.

  • John 3 years ago

    idiot!

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