..::: NEWS RELEASE
..::: JUNE 29, 2004
Salute Independence or Cheer Independence
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA – Taking the term Independence Day at face
value, Americans for Free Choice in Medicine (AFCM) is challenging
patriotic Americans to restore the proper meaning to the Fourth of July.
"The best way to celebrate Independence Day is to
understand that we must counter the seduction of dependence on
government, which robs us of our liberty," Richard E. Ralston, executive
director of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine (AFCM), recently
Ralston warned that Americans are becoming dependent
on government and employer-sponsored health care, which many wrongly
regard as a right. He reminded Americans that the nation was founded on
individual rights, not entitlements. AFCM favors free market ideas, such
as tax-free Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and tax reform.
“On this Independence Day, and on all future
Independence Days, we have a choice,” Ralston wrote in an op-ed released
by the California-based organization. “Either affirm your commitment to
freedom—or blindly observe an historical date which has become
irrelevant. You decide.”
Ralston’s articles have been published in the
Houston Chronicle, Orange County Register and the
Americans for Free Choice in Medicine, (AFCM),
founded in 1993, publishes a consumer's guide to free market reforms on
its Web site and AFCM is the nation's only educational organization
based on individual rights, personal responsibility and free market
ideas in medicine.
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