Clarity on health care

Unlike some of my righty friends, I’m not all that bothered by the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care. The government had already gotten away with asserting a sweeping right to confiscate property by force for illegitimate purposes. This just one more such confiscation. I do wonder, though: what will my lefty friends think when all the power they have invested in the President and Congress falls to the control of the righties, as someday it inevitably will? This really isn’t a matter of left and right, but of the proper degree of government control.

5 thoughts on “Clarity on health care”

  1. I was not that surprised. Our government is sliding down the slope to socialism so this was just part of process. The American people are allowing their liberties to erode as they become more dependent on the government for it’s largesse. Because of naivety, greed or whatever, some people believe that the government is better able to make our decisions for us and to guide our lives. History has shown this to be untrue. One only has to look at all the failed socialistic experiments beginning with the Pilgrims and extending to the present day problems in Europe.
    Socialism eats up it’s funding source (productive overachievers) by regulation and wealth redistribution. It doesn’t work so well after other people’s money is gone (Margret Thatcher).
    The end game of socialism is communism.

  2. What’s more important, your neighbors’ health care or playing word games to make a law fit a 200-year-old document? The Chief Justice’s opinion did both. It played the word games to make our neighbors’ health care happen.

    1. Traveler, Your broad statement concerning my neighbor’s health care, makes it seem as if no one had any healthcare before Obamacare. This was one of the illusions presented during the original debate two years ago. We all know that the vast majority of Americans had (have) pretty decent healthcare. 30 million, which I think is the number that the supporters used to justify the plan, didn’t. Many of which didn’t feel a need for it, so it was a choice, many others chose to use the free care that is required of emergency rooms.
      In reality, the government is not providing health care, they are taking control of it. Thus , causing Americans to lose more of their rights to make their own decisions. We all know the government can make better decisions than it’s citizens. It will also lead to the further insolvency of the country.

  3. if you think you understand the reasoning of the chief justice in the health care opinion. then you need to up your meds.

  4. “In reality, the government is not providing health care, they are taking control of it. Thus , causing Americans to lose more of their rights to make their own decisions. We all know the government can make better decisions than it’s citizens. It will also lead to the further insolvency of the country.”

    I think McGill has hit the nail squarely on the head with this statement…. it refines the argument down to the its barest elements. I fear where government controlled heath care can possibly end up.

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