The letter Roy Exum is quoting from on the Affordable Health Care Act has been circulating in various forms for quite sometime, and is likely a hoax. I only had to read a few lines to recognized I'd seen it before.
Although some of the words have been "tweaked" one would think such a respectable intellectual as Roy, with his "Christian" values, would be the first to want to verify something before spreading false information. It usually only takes a few minutes and a few keywords on Factcheck.org, Snopes, or PolitiFact to determine if something is a hoax or not. In the event they've not already investigated a story to determine its truthfulness, they will investigate any story or information sent to them upon request and will notify you of their findings.
Shame, shame, Roy.
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Roy inserted this just before reprinting the the letter sent to him. Quote:
"I am sorry I do not know who wrote what you are getting ready to read. It was sent to me by an email friend and no source was identified. I found this rather fascinating. I hope you will, too."
Maybe you remember Nancy Pelosi stating on national TV that she hadn't read the 1,200-page health care bill and didn't know what was in it along with the Congress, but we should accept it and later find out what was in it and how it would affect us. I can see the correlation between the two. Roy's biggest mistake was expressing a simple illustration that is right on. I did find that it caused me to think.
N. D. Kennedy Sr.
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It doesn't matter if the letter Mr. Exum used is real or not, actually. Common sense and understanding, as to what the letter represented, is what matters. The letter was a sample of either what is, or could be, represented as the truth. A parable is an useful tool of teaching if that turns out to be what the letter is, but either way, it makes the subject understandable for those that want to understand, understand? Thanks.
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In my most humble opinion the "letter" Mr. Exum shared with us is far more credible and believable and honest than any words Barack Obama has ever spoken about the workings of Obamacare.