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Tony Lee: Palin Predicted Obama Using Health Care to Curb Second Amendment Rights





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.

 

(H/T: KentonAK)



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  • John B. Hefmier

    Sarah ahead of the curve………once again.

    • blueniner

      She always is, good catch by Tony Lee!

  • Leroy Whitby

    Over 3 years in advance. She saw it coming from a question a journalist asked her and a cut to a clip of a gunshot victim . . . 

    • lyndaaquarius

      she’s so plain, ole smart!  High intelligence in a leader is crucial. 

  • celestiallady

    I can’t wait and I do hope it happens, that she comes out swinging and hits it hard.

  • Palinpower

    Excellent work by Tony Lee. Palin knows how to connect the dots.

  • DocBarry1

    Gov Palin – this is why u must run for the Presidency – either as a GOP or as a 3rd Party candidate

    The Country needs you – now more than ever!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-ThePimpernel/100003157676276 Joe ThePimpernel

    Sarah could REPLACE the GOP with a snap of her fingers.

    I hope she does it.

  • gahanson

    My HMO has been asking about firearms, and their storage for at least 8 years.  I’ve always left those questions unanswered. 

  • Maria Buss

    Just want to share this excellent opening statement statement by Judge Pirro calling out Obama on his gun control executive orders.  youtu.be/zfQn4cO8WMI

  • $7566967

    Is it me or is everything that Sarah has said about the demagogue in chief been proven correct?

    Sarah predicted the death panels.  The LSM scum lampooned her for it.  Now we know that HHS is encouraging HMOs to discourage providing end of life treatment for those who are terminally ill.

    Sarah predicted that Obama would use Obamacare to take our guns away.  That’s already been proven true.

    I always knew Sarah was brilliant, but I had no idea she was this prescient.

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    Our Sarah, America’s Prophet of Power.

    As I noted the other day: Some people are perceptive, but have not the GUTS to act on their perceptions.

    Some people are courageous, but are not particularly INSIGHTFUL or WISE.

    The Governor marvelously combines the EAGLE’S VISION and the LION’S HEART … and ROAR.

    IF and WHEN the Good Lord says, "YES," she will seek the Presidency; she will win the Presidency; she will sail right in and do what has to be done–Sudden and Relentless Reform.

    Sarah for America!! 

  • n4cerinc

    "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."

    That would still be the truth in an entire GOP field. 

  • Banda31

    What an amazing person! True clarity of vision! Only one of the reasons why I admire her so much and think that she will truly be good for this country in bringing it back to its former Glory. I just pray and hope that people will take off their Kool-Aid colored spectacles and see Governor Palin for who she really is, a God inspired Leader of the people.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen, Banda!!

  • PhilTan

    She is very profound.  Haven’t find too many if anything she hasn’t been spot-on about.

  • Betsey_Ross

    Sarah knows her Constitution and she recognizes the folks that want to make it go away.  Those Commies and Islamists are top on the list.  Time that everyone recognizes it.  Maybe she is waiting for more to wake up.  I hope she has big plans. 

  • mder4thegov

    Gov. Palin’s political instincts and integrity are unmatched.

    That’s why the crooks–on both sides of the aisle are terrified of this amazing, patriotic woman.

    A bunch of phony, corrupt wusses.

  • DirtyDave

    Smart lady and we get Crazy Joe a hair’s breath away from the Presidency.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lor-Mazz/1060895688 Lor Mazz

    Where has she been. No tv today or tomorrow cannot stand seeing his face plastered on every channel while the commentators drool. Nascar season cannot come soon enough for me.

  • AmazedOne1

    I think the slippery slope started when many states made laws requiring that state or federal authorities receive mental health information as a part of the process required to get gun permits or acquire firearms.

    Here’s a summary of the requirements in various states in 2008:
    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2008/rpt/2008-R-0188.htm

  • qtdb7
  • patnatasha

    if only people would have listened to sarah we would not be in this mess.

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