Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Obama signs historic bill into law

President Barack Obama signed into law the historic health care reform bill today at the White House using 20 different pens.

After the event, attorneys general from 13 states filed suit against the new law. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Pensacola. Similar legal actions were taken when the Civil Rights Act was passed.


Preston said...


Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s syndrome child.

Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example.

Each smallest act of kindness – even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile – reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away.

Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will.

All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined – those dead, those living, those generations yet to come – that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands.

Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength – the very survival – of the human tapestry.

Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days for which we, in our dissatisfaction, so often yearn are already with us; all great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in THIS MOMENTOUS DAY!

Excerpt from Dean Koontz’s book, “From the Corner of His Eye”.

It embodies the idea of how the smallest of acts can have such a profound effect on each of our lives.

Anonymous said...

I have watched as the world has watched, to see if americans can overcome their own social history of inequalities, injustice and undeniably their imaturity as a nation. First steps are always the most memorable. Good luck and God bless.

koitheawesome said...

A lot of people are pretentious about the new health care reform. Honestly, I'm hopeful.

The fact of the matter is that medicare was a financial vacuum for our state dollars, and it was a problem that was only going to get worse. By cutting out $500 billion of madicare funds and replacing it with what is quickly being called ObamaCare, we have a chance to try something new and hopefully fix the financial ruin caused by a flawed welfare system.

Worse case possible, it doesn't work and we revoke the bill to try something else.

Trying new things is the way to reach the top in the international world.

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