This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Health Care Reform--Camel's Nose in Tent
Just sent this to Senator Hagan:
Dear Senator Hagan, As I am sure you are aware by now, the town hall people have found their way to the core issue. This is no longer about health care. It is about a government that is hell bent to take over our lives. In their intuitive wisdom, the people have cut through all the dissimulation.
They have learned the Arab proverb "Beware of the camel's nose.” As one writer observed: “It is the humble petition of the camel, who only asks that he may put his nose into the traveler's tent. It is so pitiful, so modest, that we must needs relent and grant it." And the parable ends with the moral: "It is a wise rule to resist the beginnings of evil." For us, the evil is the government run “option.”
I am counting on you to listen to the people. I once lived in Nicaragua under the dictator Somoza about whom President Franklin Roosevelt once proclaimed: “He is a son-of-a-bitch, but he is our son-of-a-bitch.
Please don’t let yourself get forced into that same position. You could easily find yourself saying about the left who now control your party, “They are sons of bitches, but they are my son-of-bitches.”