The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I think we've been well into the dependency stage for a while now.
ObamaCare is a major step (and not even the first one) from dependency to bondage.
I disagree. But Chuck Norris has explained part of my thinking so well that I'll borrow his words:
"Obamacare will, once and for all, annihilate the federal government's 10th Amendment restrictions over states and U.S. citizens – which is why a whopping two-thirds of states across the nation are right now already legally battling whether federal law can trump state laws via Obamacare. Why can't Washington see the main problem with Obamacare is not its costs, coverage or faulty savings, but that the federal government should not be involved in the health-care business at all! According to the Constitution, such a matter should be left to the states, local communities and citizens.
But that's history now. One-sixth of our economy's gross national product will be controlled by the federal government – and we're supposed to blindly accept that's not a socialistic tendency. That fact is, despite projected deflated Congressional Budget Office savings, Obamacare will morph and inflate (along with its costs) in the years to come. Has any government program not? As President Obama admitted to Fox's Brett Baier in his interview with him last week, "Yes, it's one-sixth of the economy, but we're not transforming one-sixth of the economy all in one fell swoop." There are the key words: "all in one fell swoop."
Mark my words: The terms in this health-care bill eventually will be so far reaching that it will become a major foundation for a fundamentally different America from which will sprout many tentacles that will choke out other freedoms. This is not just a health-care bill, but a metastasizing tool and weapon for all forms of federal intrusion and takeover. Areas that the feds can't presently cover or control, absence and subtlety in the bill's language will provide the springboard for their future rule."
We've often talked about various government actions as being "the camel's nose under the tent" leading to total government control. I see this blatantly unconstitutional law as the camel's shoulders. The tent fabric has been ripped asunder and is now hanging in tatters across the camel's backside to be dragged wherever the camel goes.
This law imposes a government fiat on every single man, woman, and child: you must buy "health insurance" and we will control it; even though you're not buying the insurance directly from us… yet. Furthermore, we will now tell doctors what they can get paid, insurance companies what they can charge, and as a result, who can and cannot get health care for certain problems. (Note also, that there are racial preferences in this monstrosity.) That's not dependence, we already have that in the form of welfare, social security, medicare, etc. That's bondage in the guise of dependence.
As of this point, they don't control the entire economy, just the economy's balls.
All cancers start small. The trick is to catch them before they spread and either contain or remove them. We are beyond that now. This cancer has metastasized.
Damn, but I'm glad I'm not young.
But my grandchildren are.
As are my grandnieces and grandnephews.
The way I see it, we now have a firm list of 220 Congressmen that will be targets in November. That will be the first step in reversing this horrible injustice. We need to aim well!
"Eff You Cee... (See you real soon!) Kay Eee Dee... (D is for destruction!) Ay Gee Ay Eye Enn! Fucked again, fucked again..."
Like hell it will.
Off topic, did you shoot at Three Points this past Saturday?
Yes indeed. Came in 28th out of 41 shooters. Why?
saw your name in the stats, wondered if you were one and the same.
I was there visiting friends and getting reaquainted with the old Pima Pistol guys. Lots of potential for that club and the range, looking forward to the return of the Dust Devil Classic.