Why is it so important to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" of the military? Why are our children being force fed the ideas that capitalism is a bad thing and a person who has worked for his wealth is not entitled to enjoy that wealth, but must "spread it around" at the dictates of the federal government? Why is the ObamaCare thing being rammed down our throats when we've been very clear about how we feel about it? This is not going to create more jobs. No one will truly get excellent care--all we need to do is study England's socialist health care to understand that it is mediocre at best.
I read an extremely good book by A.J. Cronin called The Citadel, which was about the beginnings of organized medical care in England. The subscription cards of workers were held by their preferred physician and the physician was paid by the company, not the patients. Doing research and going outside the accepted, or rather the traditional, way of treatment was not only frowned upon but was punishable by removal of the practicing certificate. If a doctor wanted to practice in a particular geographical area, he must either work for a pittance for the physician who currently held that geographical area, or wait until that physician retired and purchase the practice from him. Free enterprise was unheard of and if it was whispered, then the physician ranks were closed and the interloper was basically run out of town. There was no room for out-of-the-box thinking for the most part.
I kept thinking as I read, how awful that a person had no real choice in who treated his illness nor was prevention promoted. If we are forced down this path of medical mire, then it won't be long until this top heavy government topples America. Since the boxes of tea were tossed into Boston Harbor, we've known as a nation that heavy taxation cripples the economic growth of our pocketbooks as well as our nation. If we add to that a national regulation beyond Medicare to the medical treatment of every person, making it individually and corporately mandatory, then we are allowing Big Brother to take even more of our freedom of choice.
Our founding fathers were ever mindful that our national government not become a Big Daddy...
Though social policies sometimes governed the course of tax policy even in the early days of the Republic, the nature of these policies did not extend either to the collection of taxes so as to equalize incomes and wealth, or for the purpose of redistributing income or wealth. As Thomas Jefferson once wrote regarding the "general Welfare" clause:
"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his father has acquired too much, in order to spare to others who (or whose fathers) have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, "to guarantee to everyone a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." More...
When I was in college back in 1972, my personal part of the national debt was $18,600. Today, my personal part of the national debt is more than $40,000. That is only $563 per year... but wait! In 2005 my personal debt was $34,000+ which means that the government spending increased at least $1,200 per person per year since 2005. If the growth rate never increases again--don't hold your breath on this--then the burden of debt will increase per person more than $9,000 every five years.
The American people are shouting, Washington D.C., please listen up. No more taxes, we've been taxed enough already. American people, please don't stop shouting, even when our throats are sore and our bodies are tired. Our children are worth the effort and this country is worth it, too!