Thursday, August 13, 2009

Don't Lose the Real Debate--"Health Insurance Reform" (cough, cough)

All this health care talk is getting me upset. Issues are being bandied back and forth:

Quality of care for elderly/Euthanasia (end-of-life care)
Illegal Aliens “Rights to Services”
Cost, deficit issues, taxes
Overall quality of service (managed care verses European style)
Possibility of governmental intrusion
Freedom of choice diminishing
Abortion
And so many others


My contention is shouting doesn’t help. Liberal bureaucrats say “yes” or “no” to anything. The key for them: sign the deal, then legislate and judicate incrementally. They will promise the world and demonize opponents as mean-spirited. They will agree to any one of those issues: “Abortion, sure, we will make sure the government doesn’t get involved”. Several years later we are calling it ‘quality of life’ issues where the health of the baby and mother are at stake. Libs can promise anything—it’s not their money. It’s easy to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to anything.

Don't get hung up on those issues. We call it “insurance reform”; it’s really “democracy reform”—that’s what's at stake, our fundamental freedoms as a democracy. Keep using the word ‘socialism’ that’s what hyper-liberalism is. (<--notice the period)


I’m all for outreaches, help for the poor, truly reforming the health system but NOT for socialized medicine—no thank you. All the above will lose, but good “Red, White, and Blue” Americans do not want to be Socialists. If Americans expose this group of bureaucratic flakes as teetering Socialists, we may just get a new congress and President – then we get back to a democratic, capitalist system and true health process reform.

1 comment:

Abd al-Qrim Lord of the RIF said...

"All this health care talk is getting me upset."

Hopefully it has and I hope it has you thinking about social medicine.

I concede that Social medicine is good but only when controlled by a Democratically elected state. I know you will disagree, but I just thought I would point out that social medicine was created by a Christian pastor The great Tommy Douglas, who was by your definition a socialist (NDP in Canada.)

Here are a few verses you may like to read and think on;

Matthew 25:34-40
34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Also in another act of socialism Christ says:

LUKE 10:27
27He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'[c]; and, 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'[d]" (don't let the former over weigh the latter Christ still said Love your neighbour as Yourself. See how the most important Christian principal is attached to a socialist Idea)

Which is part of the parable of the Good Samaritan. Who was a non-believer who gave medical assistance without charge, much like MEDICARE !

I know the next argument will be that Medicare is being done for the wrong reason to aid Pro-choice or end of life issues etc.. but its over arching goal to improve the lives of others is a Christian concept. What does the bible say on things done that aid Christ or his teaching, but with the wrong motives?

Php. 1:15,18,
Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.

As long as you hold on to the idea that helping your brother at no cost is wrong maybe you should rethink your commitment to Christ, you obviously don't believe what he taught, or what Paul said either.