Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Guns Are A Healthcare Issue" - Obama's Back Door Approach To Gun Control

After the resounding defeat in the Senate of his nominee for the Justice Department's head of the Civil Rights Division President Obama is at it again - this time nominating another left-wing, radical, fairly inexperienced doctor for the position of Surgeon General.

Doctor Vivek Hallegere Murthy, a 36 year old physician with only eight years of medial practice, has been nominated by the President to be the top doctor in the country. Is is that he has so much more experience than an older, more seasoned physician? Is it that he is so much more intelligent about health issues than another? Maybe. But I doubt it.

I isn't difficult for a thinking person to figure out the main reason for Murthy's nomination. It's gun control. For several years now President Obama has been working to find a way to add more and more legislation that will put more controls and limitations on Americans' right to own firearms. When Congress didn't do it he began signing Executive Orders.

Sadly for the President, but good for Americans, the Constitution limits the unilateral actions Obama can take. Or it has until recently. He steps further and further over the line each time he unilaterally modifies the Affordable Care Act.

Enter Vivek Murthy. Not just a physician, Murthy is the president and co-founder of Doctors for America - a group of anti-gun physicians who advocate making gun control a part of practicing medicine. Dr. Murthy is known for a Tweet that says “guns are a health care issue,” and another that said "blame everything in the world except guns for the Newtown tragedy. #wakeup.”

Doctors for America also wants to spend more tax dollars on even more research to prove that fewer guns mean less crime, despite the fact that a number of reputable studies prove the opposite.

Like other anti-gun zealots, Dr. Murthy ignores the fact that most mass shootings occur in so called "gun free zones" where the only person armed is the perpetrator.

Dr. Murthy believes physicians should include questions about firearms during a routine medical exam. Information about gun ownership would then be entered into your medical records and become accessible to the government through the new electronic medical records program mandated by Obamacare. Murthy also believes that doctors should counsel their patients against exercising their Second Amendment rights and such counseling would also be entered into your records.

Remember when Obama's Cap and Trade bill was defeated and he simply gave the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to create new regulations that would, at least partially, create the same regulatory conditions as the bill? If Dr. Murthy becomes the Surgeon General look for him to create regulations on guns through his warped idea that they are a medical issue. And look for the President to say "I didn't do this. The Surgeon General of the United States did it."

Hopefully the members of the Senate will remember, during confirmation hearings, that it's an election year and so far in the United States more gun control has been frowned upon by the people. In Colorado last year a state representative was recalled and removed from office for voting to increase gun control. Senators in Washington need to pay attention to recent events if they want to keep their jobs. And since keeping their jobs, not serving the people, is their first priority - it shouldn't be a problem.

Maybe the President keeps nominating these radicals for top offices because he figures if he does it enough - sooner or later one of them will get through. Maybe one day he'll simply ignore the Senate confirmation hearing process and just put one of his radicals in place without it being official. That wouldn't surprise me either. The Supreme Court has already found that President Obama overstepped his Constitutional authority by declaring the Senate in recess and making recess appointments to the Labor Relations Board. So it's not like he hasn't done it already.

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