By Guinn Sweet
“Dost thou know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?” (Count Alex Gustavsson Oxenstierna, in a letter to his son, Brendt Grieve Oxenstierna, in 1648).
When a man who is so significant in the historical developmental history as was the Count Oxenstierna, chancellor of Sweden during the Thirty Years’ War, and who had personal influence on the outcome of that war and the ensuing governance of the European political system for many years, makes such a statement about government, it is difficult to turn one’s back to this obvious truth.
I was reminded of this quote by the Count when I decided to investigate some of the “governing” laws of our new executive administration, in particular regard to the “threatened” national health legislation now being tossed about in Congress.
I say “threatened” with tongue-in-cheek, but with some sobriety as well. If you have read the papers, watched the news on TV, or talked with your neighbors, you have no doubt received many and varied comments on what it will do and won’t do for those who are unfortunate enough to have no health insurance for their family’s benefit. You have also heard many differing ideas about how the program will be funded. When this latter issue became prominent in pre-lesson Sunday school conversations, I decided to look into it and see if it was even understandable. Here is what I found (or didn’t find if you have a negative mindset).
There are three health care reform bills which are being considered by several different committees. Out of the several have emerged three main bills which are scheduled to be up for debate in both House and Senate after the August recess. In the next few weeks, I would assume.
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By Guinn Sweet
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Perrin-Whitt Scholastic book fair Feb. 22-26
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At senior center, the food is good and the price is right
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