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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Obamacare: Waiting For The Worms

Mabye its just the anticipation that makes this bill so much worse. If Obamacare kicked in, in full, today, at least we could point to its shortcomings (the whole thing really) and say, "here, look at this effect, not good-is it?", and so on. For now, here we are "waiting for the worms" to crawl out, mean time, taking bites out of an apple that, beneath the red skin, is brown-- rotten to its core. Public companies, in compliance to the law, are coming out now, laying out the costs they will have to incur because of socialized medicine. The news does not look good. Anyone remember the 'Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act', or learning about its effect? There are more bad apples in the basket of Obamanations, which ones next?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Nationalization of Doctors

Who says 'slavery' has to only come in the form of racism? What if it came in the form of a collectivization of individuals based on a common chosen profession, say..doctors?

The closer Healthcare, I mean Obamacare, I mean Socialized Medicine, I mean Doc Slavery, becomes a reality, the further I sense we are from the ideals that made this nation great. Some pundits are saying there is no repealing this, as if it were set in buckyball stone. Some are saying, it won't survive the courts, or the wrath of 90% disapproval. The Doctors so far, are silent. Are they moving 401K funds now? Shopping for RV's? Packing up for Florida? Arizona? Mexico? I don't know. One thing for sure, we could see, within the next 24 hours, the death of a profession, and the birth of the worlds largest buerocracy. A tipping point, at which the professionals exodus, and the regulators rise.

I think there are still things to be optimistic about. But I am sure many on the right said the same thing when social(ism) security was passed. Over a decade later, Ike was President and we accomplished...well, never mind. Barry Goldwater ran in 64 and we....never mind. But then, Ronald Reagan came along and we...ah, the hell with it. Newt Gingrich led the charge and, well, here we are, nearly a century later, having lost ground on every front to the left, though we may have won a few battles, the war is near over now. One thing though, that 90% diapproval of this Bill..a CBS poll..will that number grow? Do slaves mind being slaves?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Here Comes The Left, There Goes Your Freedom

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another.."
I don't want to hold a Doctor at gunpoint for his goods and services, if I would, I'm certain that mutual respect will leave the relationship between patient & doctor.
"..We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.."
Notice, Rights do not extend to my doctors goods & services, if they did.. his Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness would be impinged upon.
"-That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.."
'Just powers' can only exist when that power is granted by the people, in securing our basic unalienable rights, listed above. Securing other peoples goods and services cannot qualify as just, but is in fact "unjust".
"..That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it; and to institute new Government.."
Forgive me, but doesn't this go beyond a simple mid-term election?
.." But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object envinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for their future security.."
Why yes, this does go beyond simply "throwing the bums out" of office. The American Declaration Of Independence calls to us today. It affirms that the individual is an end in himself, and that Rights are the rights to action, not claims to the fruits of others, no matter what the level of need is. It morally condems collectivism and all its various forms, Welfare Statism, Nanny Statism, Theocracy, Rule By Mob, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Dictatorship, Fascisim, Royalty, Anarchy, and Oligarchy. It allows all mens minds to be free, because it is the benevolent nature of most men, and most mens minds, to seek to survive, and thrive. This means Capitalism, which means trading value for value, not guns and clubs trading blow for blow. We are a nation of persuaders and volunteers, not a nation of enforcers and slaves.
Find your Congressmans office number online, program it into your cell, make those calls. Show up in November to vote. Read The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Federalist Papers. Join a Tea Party group, make a sign, and as Abigal Freemantle once said..."Stand".