President Obama and the Democratic party have adopted the noble idea that healthcare should be affordable and available to all Americans, a goal shared by most, Republicans and Democrats alike, and have morphed it into an orchestrated and obvious attempt to increase government control over every aspect of the lives of all Americans. They took something good and bastardized it, for their own purposes. And, because it really is a noble concept and most people feel reform of some kind is necessary, the Democrats are able to tailor the legislation to be acceptable to many, on the surface, but underneath, it restricts rights, punishes doctors, removes incentives to join the medical profession, costs too much money which is not spent wisely, overloads the system, unnecessarily burdens small business and allows unfair competition between the nonprofit Government option and private insurance companies. All this while 16 million plus are unemployed and the Federal debt and deficit are through the roof and climbing! Common sense? Never heard of it. Don’t want any. It just gets in the way.
Death by Partisanship and Ignorance
Even with all the negative facts available regarding similar programs and their problems in other countries, such as Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Denmark and Cuba, and even right here in Massachusetts, our lawmakers’ common sense and foresight seems to obstructed by their blind and fanatical Party loyalty, and as usual, at our expense. As a point of fact, Sweden, which had embraced socialized medicine for many years, has transitioned to a private healthcare system, at great cost savings. It boggles the mind and belies common sense when Democrats, so vehemently and with a straight face, profess the benefits of a like plan for us, as though we can do it right when the others, with years of practice, can’t. Democrats do not accept history as a learning experience, unless they can modify it for their own benefit. I realize they say their plan is different than the others, but the point is, the Government can not now, nor has it ever been able to run or oversee a national program efficiently or effectively and at a reasonable cost. I cannot decide if the Democrats are: (1) ignorant and simply don’t understand what they are doing, just wanting to get something, anything passed to pacify the people and keep a campaign promise, or (2) are they promoting more control and a Party agenda at our expense, believing we are too ignorant to understand and need to be handled, or (3) are they genuinely concerned and working for the wellbeing of America? What do you think the chances are the correct answer is #3? NOT! I think it is a combination of 1 & 2.
I read somewhere: “No one party, inherently, has all the correct answers.” Common sense will tell anyone that this is a true statement, therefore, the Democrats will not believe it. However, bearing this statement in mind, why the hell, if they really cared about the whole country, would Democrats choose to go it alone, promoting only their versions of legislation, while shunning Republican involvement and input, thereby effectively silencing the voices, questions and concerns of millions of people the Republicans represent? Is this an effort to do right by the people of the United States, or, more likely, an attempt to do right by the Democratic Party? A one Party government isn’t much better than a one man government. The people lose either way. If they can rush through their legislation, before people can read and understand it, then it’s all over. Come next election, they can claim they saved us before we have the chance to realize how we’ve been had. That’s exactly what has already happened and is happening now with the stimulus. It’s obvious, at least to me, that the object of this game is to remove Lincoln’s phrase “of the people, by the people and for the people” from the consciousness of America. This phrase holds absolutely no meaning and serves no good purpose for those who revere loyalty to Party above loyalty to country.
The ignorance in this country and the apathy it breeds concerning what our leaders are trying to accomplish allows many to loyally and blindly trust that these leaders will diligently strive to do only what is in the best interests of the people, when, in fact, they are given free rein to operate, unfettered, to promote the Party agenda, hidden by, and comfortable in, that cloak of ignorance.
Ignorance and blind partisanship throughout the land is the death knell for the United States of America.