Sarah Palin And Nat Hentoff
August 21, 2009, 09:53 PM
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Sarah Palin 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." He writes

August 20, 2009 I Am Finally Scared of a White House Administration By Nat Hentoff

I 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]