Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Missouri Voters Reject Obama-Care

An energized base of resistance to the president’s recently passed health care program was in full victory mode after yesterday’s primaries. Included on the ballot was Proposition C which called for Missourians not to be forced to buy health care not of their own choosing. The measure passed overwhelmingly with close to 70% of the vote.

Even the most die-hard supporters were stunned by the margin of victory. There is little doubt the federal government will challenge the measure in court. Nevertheless, the strength of the “Show-Me” state resistance becomes the high water mark of opposition. Most observers see it as confirmation for other states to go forward with similar programs.

Even more remarkable; Missouri, on Tuesday, was experiencing the hottest day of the year so far. Parts of the state registered readings over 100° with humidity in excess of 70%. Local precinct workers at 6:30 PM reported record turnout numbers through that hour for a primary election. Although some slots on the ballot were crowded, primary elections generally don’t attract voter turnout which approach general election numbers. The presence of Proposition C trumped the uncomfortable weather and normal voter disinterest.

Although there is no doubt about upcoming challenges by the federal government to Proposition C, at a minimum, the people of Missouri have had the opportunity to send an important message to Washington. “We the People” do not want this legislative monstrosity which was advertised as a bill which had to wait for passage before it could be read.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to our friends and neighbors who saw the wisdom of this act of defiance.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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