U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens to a question by Daniel Becnel at a rural health community forum in Reserve on Monday. (Photo by AP)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens to a question by Daniel Becnel at a rural health community forum in Reserve on Monday. (Photo by AP)

From the Associated Press July 21, 2009

“RESERVE — Four members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet were in Louisiana on Monday to tout plans for improving health care in rural areas, but they found themselves defending the administration’s broader effort to overhaul the nation’s health care system.”

The AP article goes on to state that:

“Skeptical audience members at Monday’s forum in Reserve peppered the cabinet members with questions and critical remarks about health care legislation working its way through Congress…

 Some of the audience members in Reserve wore T-shirts that read, “Hands Off My Health Care,” and the loudest cheers were reserved for people who criticized the Obama administration’s health care plans. 

 “Please carry a message to Mr. Obama that it will be a cold day in hell before he socializes my country,” one man shouted at the cabinet members, who didn’t respond. 

Emile Hotard, 86, a retired Navy veteran from Reserve, told Sebelius he hopes the administration’s health reforms stop short of “something that is universal.”

“I see people from Canada every year when I go to Florida, and they’re not too sure that the health care they have is good. So why will ours in the United States be better?”

Sebelius, the former Governor of Kansas was instrumental in the creation of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, (brain child of U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R)-Missouri and former U.S. Senator Jim Talent (R)-Missouri) was also on the Board of Directors of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area.

The resistance met at Reserve, Louisiana might have come as a surprise to Sebelius and the rest of her cohorts, but not to this author.

Perhaps those that follow the Freedom’s Fraud website remember an article that I authored in February, 2008 and posted on the Op-Ed News website entitled: ‘Kansas Ethics: A Problem for Freedom’s Frontier” which stated that:

The CofCC website recently posted the following information:

“TOPEKA, Kan.  —  The son of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is peddling a board game titled “Don’t Drop the Soap,” a prison-themed game he created as part of a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design.

John Sebelius, 23, has the backing of his mother and father … Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said both parents “are very proud of their son John’s creativity and talent…Yes, only someone with strong links to Kansas would dream up something that stupid.  And only someone who winds up to win two terms as Chief Executive of Stupid, Inc. would be proud of such a thing and their spawn that created it …The site describes, “Don’t Drop the Soap” as a game “Where no one playing enters through the front door!” …“Fight your way through 6 different exciting locations in hopes of being granted parole,” the site says. “Escape prison riots in The Yard, slip glass into a mob boss’ lasagna in the Cafeteria, steal painkillers from the nurse’s desk in the Infirmary, avoid being cornered by the Aryans in the Shower Room, fight off Latin Kings in Gang War, and try not to smoke your entire stash in The Hole…The game includes five tokens representing a bag of cocaine, a handgun and three characters: wheelchair-using ‘Wheelz,” muscle-flexing “Anferny” and business suit-clad “Sal ‘the Butcher.”

And that’s not the best part…

“John Sebelius is selling the game on his Internet site for $34.99, plus packaging, shipping and handling. The contact information on the Web site lists the address of the governor’s mansion.”

No wonder citizens are reluctant to “buy into” any health-care plan that Sebelius is pitching. Missouri counties, historical societies and museums should be just as skeptical of the “Heritage Trail” that she helped create and promote.

-Clint E. Lacy


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