In what seems like a scene from an Alfred Hitchcock movie, real-life angry birds are attacking a British town, prompting mail carriers to stop their deliveries.
According to the Daily Express, residents of Liskey Hill Crescent, Perranporth, Cornwall, have been instructed to personally go to their local post office to collect their mail, prompting at least one citizen to tell mail carriers to “man up.”
“I’m waiting for a hip operation and now I have to go to the post office every day to collect my mail,” [emphasis added] complained Jackie Bray, 67.
“We have to put up with the seagulls so why can’t they? They should man up, buy a hard helmet and deal with it…”
You may continue reading at wnd.com, but before you do, please consider this: The quote in bold (above) jumped out and hit me like a ton of bricks. Jackie Bray is waiting for a hip operation. How long has she been waiting? Weeks? Months? How much longer will she have to wait? Weeks? Months? This is national (government run) healthcare in England, and it’s coming to a doctor/hospital near you soon.
It also strikes me that Jackie Bray is complaining about having to go to the post office to get her mail, but she is not complaining about having to wait for her hip operation. I guess this speaks to something about the human condition: People tend to tolerate what they get used to. Our Founders said it well two hundred and thirty seven years ago, in our Declaration of Independence. A small portion is excerpted here:
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
The question at hand: Will we consider Obamacare sufferable, or will we stand up and abolish (repeal) it and replace it with true patient-centered healthcare? Time will tell.