A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy
Associates of New
RESPONSE...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section.
It will offer
fresh, quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by
day, in this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
campaigns, a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to
be followed by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge
that to "the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental
or military campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission
will always be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real
politick", supported by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to
be pro-active. That's all I promise.
READ THIS! THE LIVELIHOOD AND LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN. The
Health Care delivery system has become a largely Wall Street profit
driven business. There is no "win-win". There is only "win-lose", as
usual with the business types. And the doctors and most other health
care providers have become powerless widgets in the system despite
their best efforts to protect their patients. In fact, in decades-ago
better years those physician efforts to shield their patients from the
progressive pain of revolutionary changes is part of the reason why
we're all here. Physicians, individual and "organized", have never
had power or influence over the business and political types. They
tried to "go along to get along", to have a place "at the table".
Instead, they have been relegated under the table. Only the patient /
public, individual and organized, have had potential massive power. But
they never used it. Now the only way to survive a trip into the
health care system is to be your own advocate or to have a personal
advocate: to question, to demand answers, and to demand personal,
efficient and cost-effective attention - to RATTLE THE CAGE!
Especially if your doctor is an employee of the hospital or other large
health care service, he or she is IMPOTENT to serve, to protect and
defend you in your time of need. And that is the reason for the
galloping "burnout". It's not burnout at all for these people who
survived a crucible of heat and pressure in becoming health care
"providers". The reason is MORAL INJURY. NOW YOU, THE PATIENTS,
HAVE TO HELP THEM - with your voices, with your demands, with your
feet, with your political "representatives". No More "Mr. Nice-Guy". Your personal welfare - and your life - depend on it.
SO SAD TO SAY... but Pope Francis has so far been a disappointment. Originally
presenting himself as a breath of fresh air, an "Aggiornamento" which
had been effectively stifled during and since Vatican ll, he has in
recent years declined to pursue some much-needed reforms for the Church
- reforms of positions based not upon the Holy Bible or even Tradition,
but upon the political Church requirements of long past centuries. And
now we evidently have another political Church requirement: a
"requirement" to champion all immigrants and immigration without regard
to need or intent, and without regard for the needs and rights of
sovereign nations and their people. This stance certainly goes, in my
opinion, beyond moral Christianity and well into Politics. That must
have been the calculus for some of the actions taken in the long-past
centuries as well. Meanwhile, the reactionaries in the Magisterium worry about causing a "schism" in the Church. Well,
what do you think you have now: having lost one or two generations
while seeing Church attendance decline from over 70% to less than 20%? I
still hope to witness this Pope to lead, rather than to be a care-taker
for another day. Whether the Church survives for another day, its Flock
may well not.
TELLING IT LIKE IT IS: See the following two books, 1) "Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party", by David Limbaugh ( Regnery Publishing, Inc.). 2) "Conservative: Knowing What to Keep", by Jim DeMint and Rachel Bovard (Fidelis Books).
America: One Country--Two Nations By John Jensen
live in one geographical area called America. For decades we have been
wrestling with two models of government: One based on a free market
price system. Another based on a state-controlled economy. The statists
have been overtaking the functions of government since the 1930’s and
before. There have been fluctuations in the control exercised, but the
inexorable progression has been more government not less.
reached an inflection point when bureaucrats, the unelected, had more
power than the elected. Bureaucrats are, for the most part, employed
for life, and, regardless of who is elected, run the day to day
functions of government. It was just a matter of time before they
realized they had more power than the elected. Bureaucrats are now
flexing their muscles. The 2016 election was the bureaucrats’ debutante
ball. The statists are tired of the election game, especially when they
lose. The current impeachment exhibition is nothing more than a
declaration by them of the death of elections. Recently,
bureaucrats and statist politicians began to weaponize agencies of
government. No longer satisfied with playing nice, they sought total
control. Why? Because they could.
And so, secession is
not just a choice, it’s the new normal. We are living in two nations.
All that’s left is to figure how to separate the functions. Not unlike
Siamese twins, our political bodies require separation surgery. Yes, it
will be bloody… and probably fatal. The statists, inherently
totalitarian, have embraced their authoritative instincts and are in it
to win, at any and all costs. Free marketeers are loath to use
coercion, but coerce they must, if they hope to survive. Enter Trump:
the elected face of the free marketeer fighter.
lasts forever. Nothing is new under the Sun. We endeavor to persevere.
See you at the game. I’m rooting for the free marketeers. And you?
DON'T BE AFRAID. Even
if you are not a "Conservative", or don't think you are, you can learn
from this. There is plenty of historical basis for it elsewhere.
DO YOU WANT TO LIVE TO 100? Then check out Dan Buettner and the "Blue Zone" on google. It rings very true. But first you should want to live to 100.
"DONALD TRUMP WOULD EAT THEM UP"
Bloomberg referring during a CBS interview on Dec. 6, 2019 to the
collection of Democratic air-head candidates he has decided to
challenge. In my opinion, that would include Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. That is the reason he gives for running for the nomination. He's right. And, in addition, he is right in his retort to the only criticism they can mount against hm: "He's buying the election". To which he replies that he doesn't want to be bought by anyone...something that they are doing on a daily basis. But "Where's the Beef"? Well, for that please taste the Editorial in the WSJ Dec. 6, 2019: "Bloomberg's Education Opening". "Charter schools would help him break from the Democratic pack." Precisely! And
"Una Mas". Although I am with President Trump for the duration - for
many very good reasons discussed in this section, I could certainly see
myself accepting Michael Bloomberg as President vs. any of the others -
also for many good reasons discussed in recent years in this section. "Nolo Contendere:".
AND ANOTHER OF MANY REASONS THAT MOTIVATES THESE TRAITORS, both within our nation and internationally, is described in the WSJ article: "'The Interagency' Isn't Supposed To Rule", Carl J. Schramm (December 5, 2019, Opinion, pA17). "The Constitution gives the president, not a club of unelected officials, the power to set foreign policy".
"RES IPSA LOQUITUR": "The thing speaks for itself". Whether
in Connecticut, in Washington D.C. or in any other stronghold of the
bankrupt Democratic Party, the only hope left is to FIGHT. You choose
whether you want to fight at the ballot box...or elsewhere. Not much
time left to decide.