When you’re married to the state you begin to lose your sense of reality. For Democrats this marriage, for better or for worse has been a bond forged by the progressive movement which began in the 20th century. Ronald Reagan was right when quoting Norman Thomas, six time candidate for president for the Socialist Party of America, when Thomas said that the American people will never vote for socialism, under liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program. Well, this time our president when running for high office ran under the mantle of a conservative or, moderate Democrat who above all placed reason over ideology. In fact, in an interview Barack Obama said he rejected the old culture wars of the 1960s and that he didn’t consider himself an ideologue.
But as we’ve come to find out, through this cat and mouse game of socialized medicine, not only his he an ideologue, his ideology binds him, it cages his reason and he is married to it as his second bride, maybe his first. Our president, as I’ve stated several times is a socialist. Every agenda contains the hidden language of Karl Marx, he uses the class warfare hook in his advertising campaign for radical change. But we know of this movie, because Democrats from LBJ, Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Wilson, and FDR played from the same fiddle. So what can we do to change course? Well, we must first recognize that the Democrat Party is married to the state. Without government, they have no platform because they lack principles.
They know of their principles deficit so what do they do? Reagan talked about this, in his own words:
“Now, it is possible we have been persuasive to a greater degree than we had ever realized. Few, if any, Democratic party candidates in the last election ran as liberals. Listening to them I had the eerie feeling we were hearing reruns of Goldwater speeches. I even thought I heard a few of my own. Bureaucracy was assailed and fiscal responsibility hailed. Even George McGovern donned sackcloth and ashes and did penance for the good people of South Dakota. But let’s not be so naive as to think we are witnessing a mass conversion to the principles of conservatism. Once sworn into office, the victors reverted to type. In their view, apparently, the ends justified the means.”
But in this past election, the people in their desolation turned to Obama out of desperation for security and comfort. There’s that word again, “comfort” Since when were presidents the masters of our destiny? Let me tell you about comfort: Comfort is knowing that you’re free to fail, and failure provides the comfort of success for those willing to work for it. The heart of America’s ability to compete and succeed in thr world has been it’s people. Our people have liberty, and with that liberty we determine how our country moves, and how we advance past the simplistic tools and ideals of centuries past. But with that advancement we never lose sight of what brought us that liberty, for that bounty can be confiscated bit by bit through programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and other government systems. Like Goldwater and Reagan before me I don’t believe you can just rip the carpet out from under someone’s feet in terms of drawing back these progams, instead I believe in a weening process, one in which will slowly close the door on Medicaid and Medicare for good.
Now, some of our progressive friends like to throw the word “anti” around to suggest we’re against reforming the health care system altogether because we won’t get on board for a public option, which in essense is nothing but a slow transformation into a single payer system. But we know we’re heavily in favor of reform because we like all Americans feel the pinch of health care costs. Why, my father was a victim of circumstance because he was dangerously uninsured at a time in which he couldn’t afford not to be. He had advanced stage lung cancer and he unfortunately lost that battle. But even when this issue plays so close to my heart I know such tragic events are of common occurrence in countries like Canada and Great Britain, where citizens with serious illnesses are often at the mercy of health boards.
Last year I had a conversation with a Hillary Clinton supporter, a Democrat from New York state. I told her that I was opposed to universal health care. She accused me of having a cold heart because I didn’t fall for her emotional ploys the left often uses. I told her, yes I suppose the government could take over the system but, would it guarantee a higher quality of life and care? No, it would only guarantee the government controlling out lives, literally. But again there’s no convincing the progressive, for they are married to the state.
I’ve thought alot about running for Congress in 2014 but perhaps I’m too old fashioned for Washington. I study the constitution, I’m a student of Calvin Coolidge, Alexis De Tocqueville, and Thomas Jefferson, and I don’t believe in long term service in Congress, I believe in term limits. So maybe I would be a sore thumb sticking out in a group of middle fingers. So I don’t know what I’m going to do after 2012 when I graduate from college.
But I do know this, we have to reeducate the public about government and I know one wouldn’t think of the American government as a tyrannical or oppressive institution because as we’ve been told, government is the answer. But you’ll soon find that even the most trusted and well intentioned government can turned against its people. Remember, a government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have. So what makes those who support single payer health care think the government won’t take things away? Like liberty, and freedom, our rights, what about life itself?
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”-James Madison