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Tony Lee: Palin Predicted Obama Using Health Care to Curb Second Amendment Rights
Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 19 2013 | Stacy Drake

Posted on 01/19/2013 7:36:56 PM PST by Bratch

Via Breitbart:

On August 1, 2009–just seven months into President Barack Obama’s first term–former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin predicted Obama would attempt to leverage health care to “take away” the Second Amendment rights of Americans.

In a speech to National Rifle Association members in Anchorage, Alaska, Palin said Americans should be “wary” of this “tie-in” because Obama would attempt to “take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan”:

And by the way, [with] health care being so big in D.C. right now, be wary when some kind of tie-in occurs. Because it will crop up: a tie-in with guns in an attempt to take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan. You know that this is coming–that the two issues will somehow crop up and they’ll be tied together. So we have to be very wary of that.

On Wednesday–more than three years after Palin’s warning–Obama did exactly what the former governor forecasted.

During a press conference wherein he issued 23 executive actions regarding guns and unveiled his gun control proposals, including a ban on so-called assault weapons, Obama said “doctors and other health care providers also need to be able to ask about firearms in their patients’ homes and safe storage of those firearms, especially if their patients show signs of certain mental illnesses or if they have a young child or mentally ill family member at home.”

To make it easier for doctors to do so, Obama also issued executive actions that would “clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.” The White House also released “a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.”

In Obama’s gun control plan, which the White House released on Wednesday, there is a section titled “Preserve The Rights of Mental Health Care Providers To Protect Their Patients and Communities From Gun Violence.”

It reads, “we should never ask doctors and other health care providers to turn a blind eye to the risks posed by guns in the wrong hands,” and proposes to:

• Clarify that no federal law prevents health care providers from warning law enforcement authorities about threats of violence: Doctors and other mental health professionals play an important role in protecting the safety of their patients and the broader community by reporting direct and credible threats of violence to the authorities. But there is public confusion about whether federal law prohibits such reports about threats of violence. The Department of Healthand Human Services is issuing a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibitsthese reports in any way.

• Protect the rights of health care providers to talk to their patients about gun safety: Doctors and other health care providers also need to be able to ask about firearms in their patients’ homes and safe storage of those firearms, especially if their patients show signs of certain mental illnesses or if they have a young child or mentally ill family member at home. Some have incorrectly claimed that language in the Affordable Care Act prohibits doctors from asking their patients about guns and gun safety. Medical groups also continue to fight against state laws attempting to ban doctors from asking these questions. The Administration will issue guidance clarifying that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit or otherwise regulate communication between doctors and patients, including about firearms.

The NRA, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief, said the Florida law “exhorts doctors to stick to practicing medicine… rather than pushing their own political agendas, and it protects patients from doctors who refuse to do so.”

More than three years ago in her speech (blogger “KentonAK” first revealed the existence of the footage), Palin noted–to the Alaska NRA members–she was the only person on either ticket during the 2008 election who was a lifetime member of the NRA.

You can read the entire article here.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; banglist; deathpanels; guncontrol; guns; kenyanbornmuzzie; nra; obamacare; palin; partisanme; partisanmediashills; secondamendment
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To: Cicero
On the "smoke/drink" question I answer for the rest I politely say I prefer not to answer.

Call attention to myself by not answering if I have throw rugs? Fine.

51 posted on 01/20/2013 3:29:27 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: Bratch

Never tell your doctor you have firearms in the house.

Never.


52 posted on 01/20/2013 3:34:47 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Finny
Risk is the price you pay for opportunity.

No risk, no reward!

We are still Americans (most of us, anyways), and we know how things can work! While Zero is trying to destroy our economy, with proper guidance from someone like Sarah Palin (who actually has run a business and run a state!) we can recover. It won't be instant, but even the trillions we owe can be paid and we can bank even more!

First order, JOBS!!! You make jobs by cutting taxes and regulations! Then those working contribute rather than take!

We need a complete overhaul of SS and make it for those who paid into the system for now, but replace it with personal retirement funds! We need to find doctors who will assess the "disabled" and make that systematic abuse disappear!

We already know where her heart lies, America and her family!


53 posted on 01/20/2013 3:35:01 PM PST by WVKayaker ("I’ve seen how nasty it can be for other conservatives as well. "-Sarah Palin 12/17/12)
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To: Bratch
I've had to see several different new doctors in the past 2 years and pre-appointment questionaires are generic and all contain the same questions. Doctors don't make these up, they simply purchase them from a medical supply company.

Each questionaire has had the question about firearms in the house and I checked off YES and said LOTS........

The doctors never once asked me about that answer.............

Does that get reported to the government? I doubt it but even if it does, I could care less because the government has a record of every registered firearm I have in my house..........and this goes back at least twenty years.

54 posted on 01/20/2013 3:35:17 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: KC_Lion
After all we all have to vote occasionally for someone we don't want to, surly the GOP people will accept Sarah as our nominee and make sure other Republicans fall in line.

GOP tolerates liberals. Liberals are liberals whether they're in the GOP or DEM. They're the enemy, and if they're leaders in your party ... you're in the wrong party.

The real question is, can Palin reestablish the Republican "brand" and credibility with the American people? Or would America respond more (and the majoritiy are sorely tempted) to a "None of the Above" new party whose brand was someting like, Smaller government, more freedom to live and prosper. Republicans are just as bad as Democrats when it comes to cooking up bigger and more intrusive governments. Time for a party that stands to do THE OPPOSITE.

55 posted on 01/20/2013 3:46:13 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny
" Republicans are just as bad as Democrats when it comes to cooking up bigger and more intrusive governments. Time for a party that stands to do THE OPPOSITE"

Very true Finny.

Also, a little something to remember when you make that point.

Communist goal Number 15:

-Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

56 posted on 01/20/2013 4:10:14 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Kolath
I'll agree wholeheartedly with your last comment; He has his ways and reasons, even if we don't understand.

While Palin may have energized people like yourself in 2008, that was only because McCain was such a lame candidate. My thinking is that without her in 2008, and no leadership from Congress, after 4 years of Obama she would have been even bigger bursting on the scene in 2011. And, as I said, being more prepared, having her own trusted people around her, and having 6 years of being a governor behind her, she would have have none of the weaknesses that allowed the media to rip her apart in 2008. Yes, they would have tried to find something else, but nothing else would have done her in.

57 posted on 01/20/2013 9:14:37 PM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: Bratch

It must be wonderful being a liberal, to wake up each morning and have history start anew. Sometimes I think that I would be much happier living as a moron liberal, but alas, I don’t have the discipline to stay off FR!


58 posted on 01/21/2013 5:26:46 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Bratch

I never tire of saying this — Gov Palin has the greatest political brain this country has ever experienced.


59 posted on 01/24/2013 9:04:04 AM PST by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (And 2016 as well)
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