Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day746 Thursday 09/13/12

ran 3.4 miles
I stumbled across this gem earlier today. Barbara Bellar, a Chicago woman running for a State Senate seat in Illinois, had this to say of ObamaCare during a "Women for Romney" event last August. She calls this "ObamaCare summed up in one sentence".

“So, let me get this straight (this is a long sentence), we’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a congress that didn’t read it, but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke."

Well put, Mrs. Bellar. This is what "we the people" are up against. This legacy legislation Barack Obama put forward, which passed by the skin of its teeth in Congress and was then deemed constitutional by the highest court in America, based on the argument of one Justice's deciding vote that Americans must reap what they sow. 

"America put this man in the White House. If you want ObamaCare to be deemed unconstitutional then you vote him out of office and have it repealed." That was the message I walked away with when the Supreme Court had made its decision.

And one last thing, on a completely unrelated note to ObamaCare, all of this American flag burning, embassy attacking, Ambassador murdering chaos that is happening in the Middle East right now...the Arab Winter, they are calling it...concrete proof of how little use the Arab Spring was...well, something I've never understood about our government is the idea they hold that democracy can be spread across the globe. This idea that it can be opened up like a wrapped package with a bow on top and colorful ribbons running down the side, which give the receivers of it goosebumps and excitement as they open up the gift is naive, unrealistic, and, for lack of a better term, stupid. 

People have to fight for freedom. Freedom has to be earned and it can never be forgotten where that freedom was earned or how much was sacrificed to earn it. Freedom is not coordinating with United Nations to overthrow a country's leader and to set up a legitimate election. The baton of power simply gets passed on to another leader. The missing link is the fact that freedom in a nation is hinged on the collective strength and liberty of the people that comprise that nation. This was the intention of America, to empower the people and not the government. The less involved our government is with our daily lives, the better of a job they are doing for its people.

Essentially, our leaders and the international leaders at the UN seem to believe that by throwing one individual out of power and allowing a nation's people to freely elect a new one is the solution to that nation's problems. They seem to believe that everything will be just fine after that. They pat themselves on their backs having removed one tyrant never considering, or simply not caring, that it is quite possible something even worse will replace that individual.

Welcome to the Arab Winter. America and the UN helped overthrow Mubarak in Egypt and Gaddafi in Libya. Our Ambassador to Lybia has been murdered, along with three others, in Libya. And riots and protests against America are ensuing not only in Cairo but across the Middle East. American flags are burning after all of the "help" we gave them. Nice job with the Arab Spring stuff.

2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C. and back + 258.1

Here is what happened one year ago on Day381.

Here is what happened two years ago on Day15.

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