and Nat Hentoff wouldn`t agree on many things, because she`s a conservative Republican, and he`s a leftist civil libertarian. But neither of them thinks much of Obama`s health care plan, in which government rationed health care will necessarily mean letting certain people die.Sarah Palin
is affected personally because she`s the mother of a disabled child.
Nat Hentoff is affected personally because he was born in 1925
, and thus qualifies as "elderly."
August 20, 2009
I Am Finally Scared of a White House Administration
By Nat HentoffI was not intimidated during J. Edgar Hoover`s FBI hunt for reporters like me who criticized him. I railed against the Bush-Cheney war on the Bill of Rights without blinking. But now I am finally scared of a White House administration. President Obama`s desired health care reform intends that a federal board (similar to the British model) - as in the Center for Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation in a current Democratic bill - decides whether your quality of life, regardless of your political party, merits government-controlled funds to keep you alive. Watch for that life-decider in the final bill. It`s already in the stimulus bill signed into law.[more]