Ordinary People With Extraordinary Power
My friend Rose Tennent spent some time filling in for me on my radio show today and she left the audience with some really powerful lessons I thought I'd share with you. This is what she had to say: "There are a few men who you may not be familiar with whom I’d love to introduce you to. First, there is Ceasar Rodney who grew up on a family farm in Delaware and whose father died when he was just 17 years old. Second, there is George Climber who was orphaned at a young age but rose to become an accountant in his uncle’s firm. Then, there was Jim Smith who moved from Ireland when he was ten and settled in Pennsylvania to become an attorney. Then, meet George Taylor who moved from Ireland when he was twenty. Stephen Hawkins moved to Rhode Island and is widely believed to be a self-educated man. Meet Bill Floyd, Tom Hayword, Roger Sherman all who worked hard to educate themselves and make a name in American society. If you’re like me y ou, you’re not familiar with these men, but all of these men were members of the Continental Congress and thus signers of the Declaration of Independence. So why do I mention these men who’re rarely remembered when we discuss the seminal moment in America’s history. I did that to drive home the point that these men were just ordinary people who, when called upon, were capable of doing amazing things. Even by the standards of their day, these men were not well educated. These men had to struggle to forego their own dreams in order to support their families and yet these ordinary men participated in the greatest moment in our country. 237 years ago tomorrow these men stood up to the same fight we’re fighting today, namely tyranny. We must, as Roger Sherman said, 'stand and stand again for our principles.'" As we celebrate America’s independence we must remember that our work is not done and we, ordinary people, can do extraordinary thin gs in the defense of freedom. For more from Rose, check out her website at WarRoom.com.
Delay Of Obama Care Provision An Admission Of Defeat?
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will give a one-year extension to medium and large businesses to meet the requirements of a major Obama Care provision requiring them to provide affordable healthcare to their employees. However, with yesterday’s announcement, businesses don’t need to worry about being fined or penalized until after the midterm elections for not providing healthcare plans. “The Administration is announcing that it will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements begin,” the Treasury Department announced. “We have listened to your feedback, and we’re taking action.” “Obama Care costs too much and it isn’t working the way the administration promised,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said after the Treasury announced the one-year delay. “And while the White House seems to slowly be admitting what Amer icans already know, and what I hear consistently in my travels around Kentucky regarding the regulatory burden on employers, the fact remains that Obama Care needs to be repealed and replaced with common-sense reforms that actually lower costs for Americans.” Speaker John Boehner’s press secretary Brendan Buck tweeted simply: “Obama Care. Such a train wreck.” So while the Obama administration may have publicly said that they are "listening to your feedback and taking action," what they're really saying is “Democrats are doomed if Obama Care takes effect before the election!” For more coverage on this story, visit Hannity.com.