1. Health care is not a right. You are not entitled to someone else handing it to you for free any more than you are entitled to free Special K, a free condo in Maui or a free Nintendo Wii.
2. Everyone is responsible for obtaining and paying for his own and his family's health care. But isn't it true that some folks just don't have the money? Well, here's a powerful wealth-building strategy that I'll let the freeloaders out there in on for nothing: Get a job. Then you can buy your own damn health insurance. I work three jobs and I'm getting a masters degree. I'm not loving the idea of paying your freight too, so roll off the couch, do a push-up, and start eyeballing the Craigslist want ads.
Here are six great tunes to get you in the frame of mind to do your job as an American citizen – to make yourself heard:
1. Get a Job by The Silhouettes. Obeying this concise directive would go a huge distance in solving the problem of the uninsured.
2. The Ballad of the Green Berets by Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. This, the most literal song of all time, is a potent reminder that the right to speak out we are exercising didn't come free and didn't come cheap. Don't waste your rights - dissent is almost as patriotic as fighting your country's enemies or backing up those that do.
3. Fight the Power by Public Enemy. Embrace the chorus and ignore the rest of the lyrics, along with the silly Malcolm X imagery. Catchy, motivating and who can resist old school Flavor Flav!
4. The Theme to the Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein. The ultimate psyche-up music for Americans fighting against all odds. But as the Seven showed, when we're united we're invincible – and we're not about to let ourselves be vinced by a bunch of collectivist doofuses, lefty hacks and their union thugs.
5. God Bless The U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood. The best thing about this song is the way its raw sentimentality and naked patriotism tends to make liberals so uncomfortable. That's the spirit animating this campaign to preserve our country as we know it, and a little faith in our country's principles is nothing to be ashamed of. I just wish it had some snarling guitars.
6. I Fought the Law by the Clash. Okay, here're the snarling guitars. And yeah, I know the Clash thought they were leftists. I don't care. Anyway, here's my tortured reasoning as to why this song is relevant here: The law is our Constitution and the First Amendment, the liberals are fighting it, and we're going to win. Okay, it's just a really great song that I use to get me amped up for court.