I believe our healtcare system needs work, but I have to go right for the throat here and say that anyone who believes that the healthcare “reform” currently slithering it’s way through the legislative process is the kind of fix this country needs is either woefully ignorant of what has built this relatively young country into the superpower it currently is or is simply opposed to what has worked for nearly two and a half centuries in favor of proven failed social systems. The latter of the two is either inexcusably mentally lazy or among the elite who intend on seizing the massive redistribution of power that will result, and is the sole intent of, this putrid legislation.
I refuse to dignify either the House or Senate bill with detailed analysis of every miserable concept infesting the thousands of pages of federal enslavement- “enslavement” too strong a word? Give me a moment and I’ll make my point.
First, I have to address the ridiculous assertion that healthcare is some sort of right. The original Constitution of the United States (page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4) and the Bill of Rights (page 5) are a total of a mere 5 pages. Exercise a couple of neurons, read the document and point out anything that mentions healthcare. Want the most current copy that’s easier to read? HERE
There is absolutely NOTHING in the Constitution giving Congress the power to do the vast majority of what it has done since at least the Great Depression. The will of the People is the only thing that has authorized the sickening shift of power from the People to the federal government- an understandably necessary weakness in the nature of the Founder’s concept for this nation, which I’m certain did not include the exchange of common sense for stupidity and/or power which is so pervasive in modern politics. The healthcare legislation about to be passed into law is the final nail in the coffin encasing the essence of the proud Republic that once existed through the wisdom of the Constitution. That essence is that the government is in service to the People, that representatives are servants of the People.
Representative service is supposed to include not only representing the will of the People, but also the much tougher duty of maintaining a hard-line approach against the stated will if that will is unconstitutional. The Constitution is a binding contract not only between the People and their government, but also between the People themselves in order to prevent one group from encroaching on the rights of another and to prevent the very course we are currently racing on toward the shift of power to the federal government. We have violated that covenant so often that even our esteemed representatives are referring to the Constitution as if it is a quaint, malleable guideline (I cannot begin to tell you what quantum leap it is to associate compulsory purchasing of goods with regulating interstate commerce as suggested by Pelosi’s press secretary).
CNSNews.com presented the matter quite nicely to Pelosi’s office: “If it is the Speaker’s belief that there is a provision in the Constitution that does give Congress this power, does she believe the Constitution in any way limits the goods and services Congress can force an individual to purchase?” CNSNews.com asked. “If so, what is that limit?”
The response is telling: The press release states that Congress has “broad power to regulate activities that have an effect on interstate commerce. Congress has used this authority to regulate many aspects of American life, from labor relations to education to health care to agricultural production.”
Hence, due to misguided precedence and a fundamental failure of the People and our representatives to protect the Constitution there is no limit to the “broad power” (NEVER stated in the Constitution) of the Constitutional power of Congress since every aspect of our lives are associated with the purchase of something. Somehow, one tiny statement in the Constitution which was meant to ensure that the States would not leverage power by requiring burdening transportation fees for goods originating from another state has given Congress the power to control everything in our lives, to require us to purchase that which we may not want, to pay for services for those who are irresponsible with their own money, to contribute to industries and businesses chosen by the government, and to pay for unsustainable services (pay attention to the remark about the federal government going bankrupt) substandard to the free market. **BTW, please don’t mention the idiotic comparison to compulsory auto insurance. I have qualms with that system too, but driving a car is a privilege and you can opt out of driving without consequence from the government.
If we do not comply with this brilliant new healthcare system, we pay fines to the IRS. Does anyone have any doubt as to what THAT power alone involves? Go ahead and NOT participate because you exercised your right to determine that you need the money to feed your family, accrue a debt with the IRS, and see if your children won’t be taken away by DHS because you are unfit to provide for them. See if you won’t be put on a publicly posted watch list of those burdening the social system.
Obama is now the catalyst for the very enslavement he is supposed to represent the abolishment of. Do your shackles fit well?