In a strident speech that you almost halfway to expect will end with the phrase, "I'll get you and your little dog, too," Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O'Fallon, once again rips into the federal government as she continues her bid to unseat incumbent Sen. Scott Rupp. The same topic is addressed in her weekly column, which is reprinted below:
Last week I was honored to share the platform with U.S. Congressman, Todd Akin, during his Town Hall meeting to discuss the national healthcare debacle. The meeting started with a prayer which added a poignant moment to the morning and made a statement about what is really important.
While congress is resorting to chicanery to reduce our choices in healthcare, I am happy to report to you that my Missouri Healthcare Freedom Act: HJR 48 passed the House this week! Now it is time for the Senate to do the right thing and agree with the House to put it on the ballot so Missourians have an opportunity to vote on it in November. To read my Capitol Report on healthcare freedom follow this link: Capitol Report on Health Care
It might be easy to be discouraged because the national healthcare bill is too expensive; does not include a broad spectrum of medical choices; involves a big tax increase; reduces competition, innovation and cost saving ideas; and is an expansion of socialism and promotion of pro-death policies. However, I am optimistic because over 2,225 people came out to hear our message, and we are functioning as a conscience for the country.
When a person has a conscience, he might still do wrong; however, at least he is aware of the wrong-doing. The process of having thoughtful debate on a national level is so dysfunctional; the only way they can foist their healthcare bill on us is by resorting to harsh partisan tactics. This is a disappointment. However, we still live in the greatest country ever in history and our American spirit continues to be strong. It can be stressful to engage in the fight to preserve our freedoms, yet I am constantly renewed and invigorated in my spirit by hearing from you and knowing you care.