October 20, 2017 Radio Commentary

Q. Do you want freedom to worship or religious freedom?

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 20, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Today, I have a question: Do you want freedom to worship or freedom of religion?  If you said “freedom to worship,” you might be surprised that politically correct advocates would agree with you, because worship suggests a place where people gather in reverence to a chosen deity.

Since I brought up “politically correct,” I’ll quote Webster’s New World College Dictionary definition of it: “Politically correct means conforming or adhering to what is regarded as orthodox liberal opinion on matters of sexuality, race, etc.”  So, political correctness is used to eliminate conservative thought and action.

However, the term “politically correct” cannot be fully understood unless we realize that political, actually, refers to government, the state, or politics, which leads us to this conclusion: The pressure to be politically correct in all dealings with God, family and country, actually, is pushing everyone to confine religious expression to the inside of churches.  But when we’re not in church, we are expected to walk and talk in lockstep with liberal/radical attitudes about God and everything else. Continue reading

September 29, 2017 Radio Commentary

Distracted Driving and Barriers to Healthcare

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 29, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

When Representative John Carson’s H.R. 282 passed March 30th, it authorized a House Study Committee on Distracted Driving.  That ten-member committee appointed by Speaker Ralston met for the first time August 28th in the Coverdell Legislative Office building across from the Capitol and will meet at least four more times across the state – in Warner Robbins September 25th; in Savannah October 10th; in Alpharetta October 30th; and in Tifton November 7th.

Meetings are scheduled across the state to encourage the greatest number of residents to attend, publicly express their opinions about distracted driving, and recommend actions to improve the situation.

H.R. 282 says the increase in drivers over the past six years caused the number of accidents per 100 insured vehicles to increase, as well, but no mention was made of the number of accidents by uninsured vehicles.  Fatal auto accidents are rising in Georgia at almost three times the national average and deaths on Georgia highways are at their highest level since 2007. Continue reading

September 22, 2017 Radio Commentary

Meet Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson, the New Healthcare Bill

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 22, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Three days ago, former Senator Rick Santorum reported that Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson had introduced a new healthcare bill, H.R. 1628.  Louisiana Senator Cassidy’s website outlines bare-bones specifics of the 140-page bill, which ends with this on the last page: Section 1402 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, beginning for plan years after December 31, 2019.

H.R. 1628 does not eliminate Obamacare, but proposes a repeal of the structure and architecture of Obamacare and replaces it with annual block grants to states.  The grants would be administered through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is Medicaid for minors.

Senator Cassidy further explains that H.R. 1628 does repeal Obamacare’s Individual and Employer Mandates and the Medical Device Tax, and the distribution of equalized block grants to states allows states to provide equitable treatment to patients and waive Obamacare regulations whether or not the state expanded Medicaid.  Last but not least, patients with pre-existing medical conditions will be protected, as well. Continue reading

September 15, 2017 Radio Commentary

Needed: A No-Forced-Chipping Law

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 15, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Since microchips are here to stay, here’s a little history.  In 1997 four inventors got a patent for a “personal tracking and recovery system” that was, actually, an implantable microchip that functioned for years without maintenance.  In 1998 Professor Kevin Warwick became the first human to have an under-skin microchip implant, which he used as a research project in “intelligent” buildings where he opened doors without a smart card and turned on lights by entering a room.  After having the implant in his hand for nine days, he decided future implants should be placed nearer the brain – into the spinal cord or onto the optic nerve, for more power to send and receive sensory signals.

In 2002 a Canadian artist implanted her hands with microchips from a veterinary clinic.  Two years later, a Minnesota corporation got an FDA approval and classification for a miniature, implantable microchip to be inserted in a human’s arm under the skin.  The VeriChip brand of microchips stores a patient’s unique ID number that medical personnel may use to locate the patient’s file.

So, VeriChip became a by-prescription-only Class II medical device for use in humans, as did generic devices that operate the same way.  That classification authorized immediate marketing of VeriChip and generic equivalents for under-skin implantation in humans. Continue reading