Elections have consequences, as President Barack Obama has been so fond of reminding the nation at every opportunity in the last eight years. And the consequences of President “Pen and Phone” have been severe: he pushed Obamacare through with only unilateral support, and has added some 600 regulations, costing America more than $100 Million, via executive order.
Aside from the financial cost of Obama’s tenure, and even more ominous, has been the moral havoc resulting from the President’s edicts and SCOTUS appointments. The LGBT agenda has been glorified, Muslims and Islam praised, marriage redefined, and abortion, the murder of our most innocent, touted and expanded.
But then came Election 2016 which surprised the nation and renewed hope among conservatives, and especially conservative Christians. Though Donald Trump had led a worldly life, cozy with so many on The Left, somehow he began a conversion of sorts in the last few years, moving to the right as he saw the abysmal failure of Democrats and the liberal, humanist worldview.
Trump left The Left, became pro-life, and moved to the right, embracing so many conservative values. He championed the military, advocating for our veterans. He broached the horror of partial birth abortion in one of the presidential debates against rabidly pro-abortion Hillary Clinton. He criticized Obamacare and stumped about securing the border and vetting all immigrants. He recognized natural marriage.
Donald Trump had a literal awakening, a point where he realized the godless, liberal worldview ultimately ends in failure and death. That government dependency breeds more dependency and ungrateful, bitter, non-productive citizens.
Many #NeverTrump people agreed with what he was saying, but also believed him incapable of following through. The common refrain was, “You cannot trust Donald Trump! He will be no better than Hillary with U.S. Supreme Court nominees! You’re all being duped!”
But President-elect Donald J. Trump is surprising people. He gave a humble and warm victory speech. He’s reached out to critics amicably. He appointed Vice President-elect Mike Pence as head of the transition team. And every day since has been a happy surprise as Trump has picked solid people for his cabinet.
No cabinet pick is more surprising, or more exciting, than U.S. Representative Tom Price (R–Ga.) for the Department of Health and Human Services. Congressman Price has a long record of opposition to Obamacare.
But there’s more — and all of this will make Lefties’ heads explode.
Here’s a sampling from Wikipedia of why every conservative and conservative Christian should be thanking God for this terrific appointment:
In 2011, Price voted to prohibit funding of NPR, to terminate the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program, to extend the PATRIOT act, to repeal portions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 on multiple occasions, to reduce non-security discretionary spending to 2008 levels, to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions, to provide funding for government agencies, including the Department of Defense, through September 30, 2011, to cut the Federal Housing Authority’s refinancing program, and against a resolution which would force the president to withdraw American forces from Iraq.
Tom Price opposes abortion and supported the proposed Protect Life Act, which would have denied Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) funding to health care plans that offered abortion (the PPACA already prevented public funding covering abortions) and allowed hospitals to decline to provide emergency abortion care. He was rated at 100 by the National Right to Life Center. He was rated at 0 by Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America. He participated in the 2011 March for Life.
Tom Price opposes gun control. He praised the Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found that the absolute prohibition of handguns in the District of Columbia was unconstitutional, and McDonald v. Chicago, which stated that the Second Amendment applied to the states. He was given an “A” grade by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, a 92% approval rating overall from the National Rifle Association and an 83% approval rating from the Gun Owners of America, and a 0% approval rating from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Tom Price voted against a bill prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation (Nov 2007). He voted in favor of constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman (Jul 2006). Representative Price voted against H.R. 2965, which would have ended Don’t ask, don’t tell. He receives a 0% rating by the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization.
Do you see what I see?
Rep. Price is against government funding of (very leftist) National Public Radio. Price is for funding our military.
But here’s where I really get excited — this is jump up and down and shout “AMEN!” stuff! Congressman Price was rated 100% by the National Right to Life AND 0% by Planned Parenthood and NARAL.
Price has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association Victory Fund and overall NRA rating of 92% AND a 0% rating from the Brady Campaign,
Congressman Price received a 0% rating by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), an extreme, activist pro-LGBT organization.
As Steven Ertelt writes at LIfeNews.com:
Price has a long pro-life voting record as a member of Congress and has voted pro life 100% of the time according to the National Right to Life Committee.
In a statement about the nomination, Trump said Price has earned a reputation for being a “tireless problem solver” and “the go-to expert on healthcare policy.”
“He is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American,” Mr. Trump said. “I am proud to nominate him as secretary of Health and Human Services.”
And some background on the Congressman:
He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means. In the 114th Congress, Price was named Chair of the House Committee on the Budget. In previous Congresses, he has served as Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee and Chairman of the Republican Study Committee. Committed to advancing positive solutions under principled leadership, Price has been a fierce opponent of government waste and devoted to limited government and lower spending.
For nearly twenty years, Rep. Price worked in private practice as an orthopaedic surgeon. Before coming to Washington he returned to Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, teaching resident doctors in training. He received his Bachelor and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Michigan and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Emory University.
What does the Price pick tell Americans? That Donald Trump meant business when he said he would repeal and replace Obamacare. That Trump was telling the truth when he said he was pro-life. That Trump was completely serious when he said he was pro-military, pro-vets, pro-Second Amendment.
As HHS Head, Tom Price will, if his active and productive tenure in the Georgia legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives is any indicator, shake things up and advocate for life and conservative values.
Donald Trump promised to win, promised to deliver conservative values and legislation.
And with the Price appointment, President-elect Trump has selected a man who has a life-long record of championing conservative, pro-life legislation.
As a nation conservatives should hit their knees, pray that Donald Trump continues to keep his promises, and thank God for HHS Head-to-Be Tom Price.
The consequences of Election 2017 just might be a mighty chorus of praise being raised throughout the nation and echoed in heaven.
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
© 2016 TAMARA JACKSON ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
First published at SavingOurFuture.com
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