Thursday, June 28, 2012

Liberty Or Largess?

Today is a crossroad in American history. Will the accounts reflect that the founding principles of this nation were ignored, or will the Supreme court remember the words of Ben Franklin?

" They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Honestly I can't figure out how America got to the point where it's people think it's the government's job to supply them what they are more than capable of supplying to themselves. I love the argument that health care costs are spiraling up out of control and creating more unsustainable debt for the Federal Government. To stand on that statement is absurd. What program did the Federal Government enact (and shouldn't have) that is effected by healthcare costs? Medicaid? Medicare? Social Security? Prescription drug reimbursement? I'm sorry folks but all those fall outside of the frame work of the original mission statement of the founders. If you stuck with the plan of individual liberty, and the government protecting the borders, raising an army and creating a money supply this problem would not exist! The founders knew that anything outside of the scope outlined would create problems, and it did.

All the excuses can be made for these programs to exist, but the truth is apparent, government is incapable of doing anything effectively but what I outlined above. Do we ask physicians to build roads? Nope, there is a reason for that. It's outside their scope of expertise, as is government interference in our healthcare choices. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see this is true, history reflects it. All those programs are insolvent. There is no argument, social engineering is best left to charities, and government should stay within it parameters outlined in the Constitution, free of the perversion of it's premise.

Despite the best intentions to keep our Republic pure, government is run by man, and man is imperfect. Let's just pray that five of those judges understand the original mission statement of the founders when they decided the outcome of the affordable healthcare act.

God Bless!
Capt Bill

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