Caucus success increases the momentum behind Eagar campaign
Longtime activist going the distance, winning more and more support
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, March 22, 2010. Cherilyn Eagar, like most Americans, recoiled with dismay as she watched the U.S. House of Representatives pass the bill that socialized the American healthcare system. For Mrs. Eagar, who is running to replace Bob Bennett as one of Utah’s senators, this is the latest battle in a war that her family has waged for over 40 years.
Mrs. Eagar’s father was an internationally-respected surgeon in Hollywood, California. She worked in her father’s office, and watched him care for patients. Her parents helped Ronald Reagan get his political career started by inviting him to address the California Medical Association. Reagan’s speech on the dangers of socialized medicine is now viewed by conservatives as prophetic—we are seeing everything he warned against.
On Sunday, March 21st, the House joined the Senate in passing a partisan package that will lead to a single-payer, government-run health system. Eagar says, “I remember the day Medicare passed. My father came home and said, ‘Today is the first day of the end of quality medicine in America.’” She continues, “We have watched Medicare and Medicaid and every other government health program over the last 40 years: Deficits, debt, soaring costs and shrinking service. With each new program, we have seen nothing but added waste, abuse and corruption. We can’t afford it, but the Obama-Reid-Pelosi regime has just added more of the same.”
Eagar agrees with Reagan’s famous saying, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” She adds, “But more than just bad legislation, this is absolutely unconstitutional. Not one of the enumerated powers in the U.S. Constitution allows the federal government to run a healthcare program.”
Eagar assures her supporters, “I am not just a fiscal conservative; I’m not just a social conservative, I’m a complete conservative. If you want to know me, look at my record: For 30 years, I have fought for limited government, fiscal responsibility and constitutional principles. I’ve made them the pillars of my campaign for the U.S. Senate. This so-called ‘healthcare reform’ is not just another federal power grab, it is the undoing of our republic as we have known it. I ask for your support at the caucuses and the convention, so I can continue the fight my parents and your parents began a generation ago.”
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