But PCG's leaders condemned this effort by the Obama Administration to improve the lot of many Americans by making it possible for them to get health insurance.In the October 2009 issue of PCG's recruitment magazine, The Philadelphia Trumpet, PCG's Mark Jenkins wrote the following words.
Now, President Obama’s visage is plastered across conservative websites made up to look like Heath Ledger’s Joker, a grotesque caricature of a clown bent on destruction. President Obama is now subject to similar harassment as that which his predecessor suffered.So for PCG's leaders "universal-health-care ... incenses many of us." Instead of speaking out on behalf of the vulnerable it seems that PCG's leaders are content to just let the uninsured stay uninsured despite the terrible burden and exposure to risk this condition forces upon the uninsured.
Regardless of politics, religion, social class, gender, race, the president represents the highest office in America. When the leader of what claims to be the most powerful country in the world is insulted, do we add our voice to the discontent—or do we register our disagreements respectfully? This matter isn’t about Barack Obama as a man; it’s about his lawfully obtained office and the country he represents.
But his agenda!, some might respond. And yes, the cap-and-trade, auto-bailout, universal-health-care, quasi-socialist agenda he promotes incenses many of us. His support of abortion, homosexuality and other parts of his stated intent for our country directly contradict the Bible. We can and should attack sin—and the Trumpet does—but that does not justify disrespecting the office President Obama holds.
I think it is good that reformers have reformed health care so that more people can get health insurance. It has been years since the Affordable Care Act was passed and America has not fallen apart over it. Unfortunately not every American has health insurance. Hopefully the day will soon arrive in which all Americans have health insurance.