An Accidental Truth

     With the Supreme Court of the United States now debating whether the Federal Government can force health insurance upon all of its citizens,(at taxpayer expense) I thought this poem may be appropriate to the occasion. Also, as an aside I have added my opinion, as to such governments and their personal protection legislations.

     As my wife and I are polar opposites politically, I have indeed, stolen her accidental creativity, and used it to my advantage and credit, as promised…

I hope you like my wife’s poem.



 My wife has coined a phrase,

completely, without intention,

                                                    though, I will probably, eventually,

 take credit, for its invention.


 We were discussing the nation’s woes,

when, she meant to say,  D.C.,

then out it came, the appropriate name,

of Washington, disease.


Jack Downing

                                                                         Aug. 2009


We as a people,

should be wary and distrustful of any government,

which legislates, to protect us, from our very selves.

When it is from said government, that we are in need,

of the most protection!


~Jack Downing~

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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6 Responses to An Accidental Truth

  1. That is quite a funny slip. 🙂

  2. sheilabmarie says:

    It is so ridiculous what is going on. Truly, disease is the approiate word to describe it. We as people debate and point fingers in every which direction, only to what end? It does more good to find humor and bring some light into it all- as you/and wife have done. 😉

  3. I love this 🙂 Thanks for the chuckle!!

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