Jack, the ExPreacherman, emailed me a great joke:
During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the Director “How do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized?”
“Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.”
“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the teacup.”
“No.” said the Director, “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?”
Jack, a devoutly religious man, sees that anecdote as a step towards thinking about eternal salvation. I, a devoutly political woman, see it as a perfect analogy for the current insanity going on in the health care debate. As I commented in a facebook string under my real name, it baffles me how the Democrats are completely willing to destroy and attempt to remake a a highly functional system when they could first try some more simple experiments, such as allowing greater competition, increasing the types of insurance that can be offered to the public (not everyone needs a gold plated plan), and limiting malpractice. The Dems and their followers are not normal.
Both Jack and I in sync in one way, though, because religion is involved here. Jack seeks salvation from God; the Dems seek salavation from the government. If I were of a religious mind, I’d go in Jack’s direction every time.