Let My Country Free

9/26/09 at 10:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Back in the old days, early part of the decade, I would occasionally dip my toes in the political waters.  I rarely do that now, as the flamers/libs are too much for me to stomach.  Their BDS (Bush derangement syndrome)-fueled idiocy still rages to this day.  I think it’s one of the reasons we get things like the school kids in Jersey singing praises to Obadma.  Bush had his faults, but he was a good president who loved and served his country, unlike the current occupant who I don’t think loves the US.  While Obadma made noises about bipartisanship prior to his election, he has yet to act on it.  Bush sought more bipartisanship than any modern president, and it came with a price (100’s of billions of debt).

Back to the point I wanted to make … this current health scare proposal has me very uneasy, and not just because of the price tag of having to pay for somebody else’s poor health management as well as screwing around with my health services.  I finally found someone who said it better than me in a Dan Henninger article last week.  He quotes from a paper by Victor Fuchs on national health insurance.  Democrats have been trying to enact a national health plan for over seventy years as part of the original Social Security act(scam).  Why do other countries enact national health care but the US has held off for so long?

He notes, for instance, that the national health insurance movement rose alongside a larger transfer of responsibility from the family to the state: “Every time the state assumes an additional function such as health insurance, child care or benefits for the aged, the need for close family ties becomes weaker.”

Replace “family” with community or church, and you have what has bothered me about the slide of this great country into a nanny-state.  Starting with Great Society and the alphabet soup FDR pushed through in the last Great Depression, the federal government has been on a continuous/inexorable power grab, intruding on what folks should be taking care of on their own.  Compassion belongs in the hands of the church/community/family and not some idiot bureaucrat in Washington.

There is no provision for the federal government to be involved in health care, child care or old-age benefits, let alone be in the mortgage business.  We have allowed this to slowly strangle us over the decades.  We now have something that looks and smells like the beginning of another economic depression, but God forbid we should name it and do something about it.  Instead we watch the federal government try to fix it by issuing trillions in debt, when the problem all along is excess credit/debt that cannot be serviced.  The feds looks the other way as banks play the extend-and-pretend game on debt they cannot service.  Hey, there is something in the Constitution for this – the 10th amendment, that simply declares that powers not enumerated for the fed. gov. will be given/assumed by the individual states.  Here’s more illumination from Fuchs:

But even the state must bond: “It may be that one of the most effective ways of increasing allegiance to the state is through national health insurance.” This would have been Bismarck’s purpose. “We live at a time when many of the traditional symbols and institutions that held a nation together have been weakened and fallen into disrepute. A more sophisticated public requires more sophisticated symbols, and national health insurance may fit that role particularly well.” Updating the public symbols, Mr. Obama says health care is one of the two “pillars” of U.S. prosperity in the 21st century.

No, health care is not a “pillar” of US prosperity.  Letting citizens of this great country live free of federal oppression, allowing free markets to function properly and expecting communities/states to take care of their own – those are the pillars for prosperity.  The elections of 2010 will be interesting to watch, but I’m not confident we will have much of a country left for whoever gets elected president in 2012 if we continue the present course.




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  2. Yes, it is no wonder Americans don’t have any use for the church anymore. How do we get an “in” with people if they have no fears- the government will protect us from any harm!

    I was thinking of writing an article for NRO with the working title of “The New Opiate of the People” or some such…

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    A definite great read..Jim Bean

  4. It’s surprising how much people trust the government for things in their life, yet badmouth and denigrate everyone in the legislature as crooks. Our Constitutional forefathers would be aghast.

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    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.

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