Lisa Fenn Gordenstein on attitude

On September 10, 2001 Lisa Fenn Gordenstein slipped a note under her husbands office door. A note about attitude which speaks volumes on freedom without even mentioning the word. The next morning she boarded American Airlines flight 11. At 08:46 the aircraft crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Lisa Fenn Gordenstein was one of the first to pay the price of freedom that day. But her spirit and her attitude will be the last to perish from this great nation she left behind that bright blue morning in September.

“Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do…It will make or break a company, a church, a home.” – Charles Swindoll

Advertisements

Ronald Reagan on Socialized Medicine

In 1961, Ronald Reagan recorded an eleven minute LP against socialized medicine, warning that it would take away American freedoms.  The recording was part of “Operation Coffee Cup,” a campaign by the American Medical Association that opposed the Democrat’s plan to create Medicare.  As our country, once again, battles against those in Washington who want to ruin the American health care system as we know it, President Reagan’s words are eerily relevant still today. 

“One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it. Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it. We have an example of this. Under the Truman administration it was proposed that we have a compulsory health insurance program for all people in the United States, and, of course, the American people unhesitatingly rejected this.” – Ronald Reagan