My alarm went off at 5:45 AM. I was not ready for Monday. One more day to sleep in would have been nice. To make matters worse, I couldn’t find the snooze button. There I was, stuck listening to the news at 5:45 AM. The lead story was about President Obama’s new health care initiative. As the fog slowly cleared from my mind, I began to recall why I had set the alarm so early. This was my morning to run. As I rolled out of bed, the weather guy mentioned that it was 12 degrees outside.

This was going to be a cold run.

It took about 10 minutes to get dressed and ready to enter the great outdoors.

When it is 12 degrees outside, the only way I can ignore the cold is to intentionally choose to think about other things.

Two things came to mind. What was I going to write about for my blog and the news story I had just heard. Before long I decided to combine the two. When it’s 12 degrees, you simplify!

Why are we so afraid of socialized health reform? If I understand our politicians correctly, “socialized” is anything that is controlled by the government. Using this definition our military is socialized. I don’t hear anyone complaining about supporting a socialized military. I have heard both Democrats and Republicans claim that we have the best military on planet earth. Socialism seems to have worked in this case.

Everyone seems to agree that the current system is broken. What is so wrong with trying a Socialist experiment with health care? The worst it can do is fail. That just puts us back to where we are now.