We all need to stand up and thank Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) for putting a hold on Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Obama’s pick for Surgeon General of the United States. A hold is a parliamentary procedure that allows a Senator to prevent a motion (Murthy’s nomination) from reaching a vote on the Senate floor.
As this article points out, Paul wrote in a letter to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada): “Historically, the Surgeon General of the United States has been a position with the purpose of educating Americans so that they may lead healthier lives, rather than advancing a political agenda.”
Murthy’s agenda? Very anti-gun.
Wrote Sen. Paul: “The primary policy goals of Dr. Murthy’s organization (Doctors for America) have been focused on advancing stricter gun control laws… In his efforts to curtail Second Amendment rights, Dr. Murthy has continually referred to guns as a public health issue on par with heart disease and has diminished the role of mental health in gun violence. As a physician, I am deeply concerned that he has advocated that doctors use their position of trust to ask patients, including minors, details about gun ownership in the home. His organization has also advocated that physicians collect and report data on gun ownership to the Federal Government and increasing Federal funding for gun control research.”
“Dr. Murthy has disqualified himself from being Surgeon General because of his intent to use that position to launch an attack on Americans’ right to own a firearm under the guise of a public health and safety campaign,” Paul wrote. “Accordingly, I will object to any unanimous consent agreement or the waiver of any rule with respect to the nomination of Dr. Murthy.”
Thank you Sen. Paul for standing up for our 2A rights.
But alas, I understand that new filibuster rules will allow the Senate to take a confirmation vote on Murthy regardless of the Senator’s objection. This country sure has changed.
Obama’s agenda to transform this country along the lines of European nations has indeed changed America in the past 5 years. Rest assured this far left of the Democrat party will advance this agenda regardless of which Democrat is elected in 2016. The only hope we gun owners have is that the right takes over the Senate majority in November. Get out and vote certainly everyone can spare a few minutes of the early November rut to do so.
“Santa Clause” Obama has kept his office mainly by pandering to freeloaders while raping those of us whom have worked for what we have. Trust me when I say that Hillary will also push gun control if elected. It will not end with Obama it will not end with any president we must stop them in Congress and the Senate with limits on Executive Orders.
VOTE IN NOVEMBER and encourage others to do so!!!
On par with heart disease? You’ve got to be kidding, right? Yeah, let’s disarm the American people just in time for Putin to re-establish the Soviet Union. Watch Obama sit back and do nothing about that as well. It was o.k. to send fighter jets into the Middle East when some of those Islamic people needed help during the Arab Spring, but let’s see if we do anything to deter Putin from taking the Ukraine. Yeah, it’s a great time to take away the 2nd Amendment for law abiding Americans. Idiots…
Yes. A thank you is in order to Senator Paul. It is typically under the guise of “protecting” and safety that gun control gains any traction. To use the professional position of Doctor, or the political position of Surgeon General to advance a hidden agenda of gun control is certainly an overstepping of the duties of either position. It is from these well-respected and esteemed positions that an individual with ill intent might sway the soft-minded among us.
Now, there are very few doctors who would ever think of such, but there are some in power that would, through federal regulations (usually under the ruse of protecting children), REQUIRE doctors to mine information about guns and gun ownership during their “confidential” history questioning. Do not be fooled, the current administration, and their larger ideological movement toward controlling the masses will use every avenue available to achieve their goals.
I don’t think America needs a Surgeon General named Vivek Murthy, let alone one that thinks that the 2nd Amendment is to be undermined by keeping government sub rosa records on gun ownership.