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Month: July 2009

Health Fascism Results From Societal Sickness In Need Of Healing

There has been an acceleration toward a complete government takeover of Americans’ health and medical affairs, with a rush in the United States Congress to shove it into law before the August recess. These sweeping proposals of health fascism are pushed by special interest groups, lawyers and lobbyists, and otherwise nudniks, nincompoops and misfits.

Here is an article about philosopher Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the enslavement of doctors. In my opinion, the fascist politicians seem to want so much control over every aspect of our daily lives. They have this insatiable craving to search into our most personal, private matters–they are very invasive people, these fascists. No, we don’t have a right to health care, to force doctors to treat us or give us medication. We do, however, have a right to take care of ourselves, and we also have a right to our liberty and property, which includes our right to be free from those politicians and bureaucrats sticking their dirty hands into our private matters. We also have a right to free, voluntary associations. That includes the individual’s right to deal with whatever doctor one chooses, and the right to confidentiality of private health matters between the individual and the doctor. We also have a right to not be treated by doctors if we don’t want to be, and the right to not have health insurance if we don’t want it, and certainly have the right to not be forced to have health insurance.

What should be encouraged–and hardly ever is, at least not by bureaucrats–is individual responsibility and prevention. People who smoke or eat like pigs should not be allowed to any “free” health care! There can’t be a more self-destructive behavior than deliberately inhaling burning garbage into your lungs.

And smoking is probably one of the most anti-social behaviors I can think of– Don’t get me started on that. And people who over-eat and consume heavy cholesterol foods and who are obese do not deserve to force any doctor to treat them, or force their neighbors to pay for it.

With this ever increasing fascism and more access of government officials into our private lives, we will have less freedom and less security. I know the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution addresses searches and seizures, but it does mention the “right to be secure in our persons, papers, houses and effects.” We have a right to be secure. Government officials should not be trusted with so much personal information about us. That makes us much less secure in many ways. It’s an old saying, but people who don’t know or understand history are more likely to repeat it, as the history of even the last century will suggest. The crimes of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany aren’t even a century ago. It is not an exaggeration to suggest that once this huge new fascist program goes through, the good doctors will leave the practice in droves, and the Doctors Mengele will be welcomed with open government tentacles. And it is not hysteria to predict that euthanasia will be institutionalized and abortions made mandatory, at least for white males, as ethnic cleansing is something for which fascists are notorious.

If it’s really true that these Congressman and Senators are doing all their wheeling and dealing behind closed doors and not having any or enough debate or hearings on this pending serious loss of liberty, then they really ought to be criminally charged with conspiracy or theft or otherwise high crimes.

I’m really serious. Someone ought to get the Washington D.C. District Attorney or FBI or some Federal officials to arrest these hooligans  for conspiracy or theft or fraud. Wikipedia states that a Kleptocracy is a “government  that extends the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class at the expense of the population,” and that’s exactly what we have now. This really is a sick society, which needs to be healed with a restoration of freedom and individual responsibility.

Sotomayor’s Record

Judge Sonia Sotomayor has made over 200 decisions as a judge, and 6 of the cases in which she wrote the majority opinion were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, four of them reversed. Now, is that just a case of bad luck, or might it be saying something about Sotomayor’s judgment about the law and the Constitution? Maybe on one or two of those cases the higher court was wrong, I don’t know. If I got only 33% grades on tests in school, I’d probably fail the course. Is that an unfair comparison? I really want to be fair. After all, “fairness” is important, these days. (Most of the articles on the Internet don’t include the most recent New Haven firefighters case that was overturned.)

I tried to find what percentage of decisions by Clarence Thomas,  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, et al.,  on lower courts were later reversed by higher courts, and I couldn’t find any information on that. Does anyone know?  Does it matter? Does it matter if 4 out of 6 of Sotomayor’s rulings were reversed by the Supreme Court? Am I being unreasonable?

RomneyCare Causes Dysfunction

Here’s another reason why former Massachusetts Gov. Willard Mitt Romney‘s anti-free market, anti-choice, anti-privacy  Mandatory Health Insurance Law was not a good idea. You would think that someone who spent many years as a businessman and a “capitalist” would know that government shouldn’t entangle itself in any kind of industry, not even the health care industry regardless of good intentions, because it’s immediately politicized and these mandates and interferences cause such industries to become dysfunctional.

The Anti-Religious Left’s Religion

Isn’t it fascinating that the anti-religious Left are nevertheless trembling with religious zeal when it comes to such things as “global warming” or “climate change” or otherwise this environmentalism stuff of theirs? As Gary North writes in this piece here, the true ultimate goal of the environmentalists is to have a big, authoritarian government controlling just about every aspect of our daily lives. Just look at what this religion of environmentalism has done to the government-run schools. They have been literally terrorizing kids with doom-and-gloom, as well as stuffing their brains with nonsense.  And, just as  the health care industry is in crisis and is so expensive because of all the regulations, bureaucracy and taxes, we have an automobile industry in crisis for the same reasons, because of all the government-imposed demands and “cafe standards” that have done nothing but drive up the costs and reduce the quality of automobiles. And people, particularly those religiously zealous environmentalists, want the government to do even MORE of what it’s been doing, with the intention of making things better, which will mean they will make things even worse, such as with this Cap and Trade bill, if the Senate passes it. And then it’s on to further ruin health care, and on and on and on…But it’s really all in the name of the Left’s religion of State Worship. Now that’s the real sickness in our society that needs some healing.

Palin a Victim of Media Vultures

It appears that the vultures of the mainstream media have harassed and besieged Sarah Palin into resignation. Palin is a government reformer who has conservative values and believes in American Constitutional principles. God forbid she should get to Washington. The news media are mostly of the Left, and the Left worships government. Richard Nixon, the “Cover-Up President,” hated the press, but now we have a “Cover-Up Press” who did everything in their power and influence to get Barack Obama elected president. The media bow to Marxists and slander capitalists and conservatives and constitutionalists, and as they live their daily lives in the fantasy world of  “government should do this and government should do that,” they don’t realize that the capitalists are the ones who will protect their First Amendment Rights of Free Press and freedom of speech, while the Leftists, Marxists and socialists (i.e. Democrats) oppose things like that inconvenient First Amendment that protects everyone’s right to criticize and satirize the very government the mainstream media worship.

Unfortunately, today’s journalism schools are no longer teaching the students and future news writers and editors and anchors, reporters and producers to seek answers to who, what, why, when, where and how. Now, a career in journalism means being an activist, and a do-gooder. Use your role as a reporter to show what a good thing it is to have everything done by the government, and smear and crush anyone who criticizes that agenda. Even the older and more experienced people in the media have been doing nothing but drooling and foaming at the mouth for Left-wing and Democrat party politicians. However, there may be some hope yet, especially this past week when we see someone like White House kvetch Helen Thomas giving the White House spokesman a good whacking.

While I’m not one of Palin’s biggest fans, I really hope she makes a comeback at some point, and kicks those jackasses rights in the you-know-what!

Audit the Fed

I don’t know nearly as much about the Gold Standard as do Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell, but I do think that, given not just that the Feds have ruined the dollar but that the dollar has been its own piece of counterfeit in the first place, currency in general should be privatized. It should not be made, controlled, administered nor distributed by the government. With a market of different makers of competing currencies, the ones with the most quality and value would be the most popular and successful, and the ones with the least quality would fail, as with any other business. As soon as a commodity this important is controlled by the armed force of government, with its power and officialdom, the currency is then corrupted. And a government monopoly over money, forbidding any possible competitors, is more in line with fascism.

Unfortunately, the selfish, corrupt politicians don’t want to change the status quo because they love power. Power is not only corrupting, but it is as addictive as any drug. Just look at all those politicians and bureaucrats who go to Washington and stay there. They can’t overcome their addiction to government power. Just look at Alan Greenspan. It’s hard to believe that he wrote this article called Gold and Economic Freedom. That old schlep went from being an Ayn Rand capitalist to being a Big Government Control freak!

Perhaps “Washington” should be renamed “Corruptington” because of all the corrupting and dirtying they’re doing to our government. We need to put some “washing” back in “Washington” to get the dirt and filth out of it. Well, if we can’t get rid of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve (as well as the unconstitutional income tax and the capital gains tax), then at the very least Congress should act on Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Fed. He now has 245 co-sponsors, so I think that should be enough for House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank to get going on it (whether he likes it or not!). And, I’m sure President Obama doesn’t want all the illegalities lying underneath the Fed’s hood to be uncovered, but he still shouldn’t veto it once it’s been passed.