Friday, August 28, 2009

Rep. Diane Watson admits government-run health care is a failure, but proceeds to create such a system in America!

I went to Rep. Diane Watson's townhall meeting. This was a very unusual townhall meeting. It was quite apparent that Diane Watson was able to fill the townhall with an overwhelming number of left-wing lunatics who hold unreasonable and irrational political opinions. For instance, when Diane Watson talked about how she had not read the bill, the audience laughed and even applauded. That is not a very typical reaction from members of the public. In most parts of the country, such an admission would result in a great deal of scorn from the audience members.

Normal people are not enthralled with politicians, especially those who are open enough to say how lazy they are about the work that they are entrusted to act upon. Thus, it is striking that Rep. Diane Watson was bold enough to say that she is open to nationalizing 20% of the entire United States economy without bothering to read the fine print.

Some audience members, who read a script, and were members of some government-run health care pressure group, were demanding that Diane Watson propose the creation of an authoritarian, monopolized government-run health care system (single payer--also known as 'single provider' of health care: i.e., a monopoly).

Thankfully, I was able to ask her why government-run health care would work when it failed everywhere. Her answer was most unusual: She admitted that government-run health care systems around the world have failed, but she insists that we can avoid the mistakes that have existed in other countries. Doubtful. Some ideas are reprehensible regardless of what country one lives in. The idea that we need to copy the failures of other countries, such as UK, which exhibit an enormous amount of rationing of health care, poor quality and hygiene, is irrational. If an idea does not work in other countries, there is no sensible reason to impose it here. At least Diane Watson admitted that government-run health care has failed everywhere that it has been tried. That is a remarkable admission for someone who wants to create such a monster here in the United States of America.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Americans love liberty, and will not bow down before politicians

Americans have always been rebellious against government officials--whether in London or Washington--who wish to exercise arbitrary and abusive governmental power against individual citizens.

Americans hold the view that the government has a very limited set of objectives upon which it is empowered to act upon, namely, to protect the rights of individual citizens. Thus, it is the government's job to protect individuals from those who would exercise force, and thus, abridge one's rights. For this reason, the government must take action to protect individuals from criminals, foreign governments, and to provide neutral forums to adjudicate disputes between different individuals through the use of objective law.

When the government acts outside these constraints, it can be very dangerous to the liberty of the people.

Right now we are in the middle of one of the great debates in all of American history. The debate is whether the government has the right to force you to purchase health insurance, require private companies to operate under the dictates of government central planners rather than customers, and to slowly develop a pathway in which the government will control every aspect of health care. The US Constitution, however, establishes the powers upon which the Congress may act upon. No where in the US Constitution does it say that Congress has the power to pass laws requiring citizens to purchase health insurance, or to essentially require that government planners will have de facto control over American insurance companies. Americans are saying 'no' to all of these unconstitutional ideas in townhall meetings all across the fruited plane. This is definitely quite exciting to see. Keep up the pressure. E-mail your elected officials, and definitely call them. Show up at meetings and ask tough and pointed questions. We can defeat ObamaCare.

Monday, August 10, 2009

We were right: Democrats do hate America.

We always were under the impression that Democrats hated America. Finally even Democrats are being honest about their intentions and beliefs. We have waited quite a while. Now elected Democrats are calling opponents of their socialist policies 'mobsters,' 'Nazis,' and 'Astroturf' (essentially, fake grassroots protesters). Further, elected officials have been found ignoring constituent questions, answering phone calls during townhall meetings, and denying the existence of provisions within the national health care bill.

Americans are learning the truth about the Democrats--finally. The goal of the Democrats is to re-make America, evade or distort the true meaning of the US Constitution, and transfer power from individuals to government officials. But the people have found out what is taking place, and they are protesting. Congratulations, America. You make us proud.

The government has already made our health care system quite irrational.

I wrote an op-ed describing how our health care system is presently irrational. You can read it here.