Every argument in favor of ObamaCare assaults our liberties. The only thing that’s new about it is the sheer scope of liberties that are swallowed up in the state’s gullet, but the government has been chipping away at our liberties for decades. A little here, a little there, and pretty soon we have very little left.
Let’s address the arguments for socialized health care head-on:
People need health insurance. Well sure they do, but people need food, too. They need clothing. They need shelter. They need clothing. They need jobs. The difference between us and and the statists is, we understand that the state does a very bad job providing these things (ever heard of medicare/medicaid?) That’s why our constitution forbids the federal government to provide these things. It’s no longer taught in the state-run indoctrination institutions (called “schools”) that the federal government has only a few enumerated powers. It was designed to have authority in only certain things, all other powers being reserved to the individual states, or the people. Why? Because the founders knew that political power is the enemy of liberty, and they intended to keep that power in check by keeping it close to the people. Citizens have more control over their state representatives than they do over the federal congress. We saw this in action with ObamaCare. A huge majority of Americans do not want ObamaCare, but the congress passed it anyway. They don’t respond to public will.
Incidentally, the very fact that the federal government controls public school funding and curricula is itself unconstitutional, yet we’ve lived with federal control for decades. See how just a little deviation from the constitution snowballs?
Health insurance is too expensive. Of course it is, and it’s because of federal control of health insurance even before ObamaCare. Federal law banned insurance companies from selling across state lines. Result: less competition, increased management costs. State and federal tort laws are designed not to protect patients, but to drive income to lawyers. I know what I’m talking about — I used to be one.
Poor people have no other option. This is totally false. Church, family, community, in fact charities in general, do a much better job of helping people in distress than the government does, and their inherently altruistic nature makes them less prone to have high “management” overhead. Contributors to charities do a good job policing their donations: charities that waste money lose donors. Many religious communities look out for each other when catastrophic illness or accidents hit them. Tight-knit extended families do the same. What would you rather rely on; a family community that cares for you, or a corrupt, self-serving government?
At least this way the poor will be covered. Whoever thinks this lives in lala land. In fact, I’m pretty sure most people who say this don’t actually believe it, but are just using talking points to advance their socialist agenda. There might possibly be an exception for young people who have been brainwashed and actually believe this, but clear-minded humans generally won’t be fooled. The poor who rely on ObamaCare will have socialized health care. That has always meant rationing. Just recall the last time you went to the DMV to renew your driver’s license or your concealed carry permit. ObamaCare sentences the poor to the same rudeness, long lines, and lack of choice. The wealthy will fly to Costa Rica or the Philippines for surgery. Social programs always create an elite class.
You’re heartless and selfish. On the contrary, we care more about the poor than the socialists do. They’re the greedy ones, using unconstitutional government power to take money from citizens and giving it to others. They do this, then pat themselves on the back for a job well done, and then glory in the dependent serfs they’ve created. They’ve turned free citizens into state-dependent mobs. It’s sickening to see this happen to human beings created in God’s image. If the socialists actually cared about the poor they would donate to existing charities that provide for them. But they’re too greedy. They won’t do it themselves – they want you to.
I’m not losing money under ObamaCare – I haven’t been able to afford health insurance for years. But I am losing my liberties, and I’m going to take them back in November. Let’s do it together.