health care US politics


It needs to be said. The scenario Rand Paul lays out might seem far fetched, but the Founding Fathers of the Republic would be amazed of the over reach of the present day US government, with it’s EPA, IRS and activist judiciary, forcing the government’s will on the people. Yes, there are positive developments in US society since that time, most notably the end of slavery, suffrage and civil rights etc., but the keel to those developments were already laid at the ratification of the US Constitution.

There has been a massive lurch towards statism in America over the last hundred years, and now we see that trend culminating in the healthcare debate. The US is now in a situation where one side, the Democrats, and a handful of faux conservative Republicans (RINOS)  feel emboldened to actually try to realign the traditional, constitutionally protected relationship between citizen and state.

Their recipe for a single payer healthcare system (that’s really the goal) would in practice, place the citizen in the role of subject to the state, which goes 100% against the wishes and intentions of the people that founded that great republic. Like the biblical character, Easau, who disowned his own birthright, so to are both the Democrats and their minions. An enforced universal healthcare system is the willful destruction of the nation’s founding documents, an usurpation of the citizen’s birthright, a republic.

“where each citizen is Sovereign and the government exists to protect the unailenable rights of the individual.”

Remember, at least Esau received what he sold his birthright for, the believers in universal healthcare are doing so for just a promise, and to make matters worse, the promise comes from politicians. KGS


Rand Paul:
“With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses. ”

6 Responses

  1. I’m not a big fan of Rand Paul and if I were him I wouldn’t use the word enslave, but I do think he has a point. The US is becoming European and that’s no compliment.

  2. This is ridiculous. The U.S. pays more for health care than any other nation, 30 percent of which is creamed off the top by insurance companies whose business model is raise premiums and deny claims. We desperately need single payer.

    This is the wrong issue to rail at, guys.

    1. The biggest step towards a socialist run society (read = statism) is allowing the government to manage healthcare. The income for healthcare providers pales to what the US government rakes in off the backs of US taxpayers, why are you not upset about the wealth and expanse of government, and how much government costs the average taxpayer? There are other ways to bring down costs without allowing gov’t a huge role in managing your life. Remember, once the government steps in, there’s virtually no other are safe from it.

      The question is, do you value liberty and freedom and property rights? Why are you so willing to throw it all away for a government promise? Remember, the Democrats showcase Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare as “their programs” that the Republicans initially rejected, but they’ve bankrupted them…..there is nothing left in escrow for them, they are all managed out daily operating funds and the US government is broke.

      Isn’t there any limit on government? According to your thinking …no, tyrrany is okay. Sorry Gmanedit, but you’re not thinking this thing through.

  3. It must be nice to talk about tyranny while knowing that if you fall ill or have an accident you don’t have to worry about being bankrupted by the costs of care, if you can even get care. Right now, we’ve got the worst of all worlds: expensive insurance premiums with high deductibles and copays, so that people can’t afford to actually use the health care they’ve supposedly provided for. And if you don’t have insurance, the charges (which you can’t learn ahead of time) are four times that negotiated for the insured. Americans wonder why we apparently can afford to throw trillions to thieving banks but our needs are too expensive.

    Would citizens of other nations trade their plans for ours?

    To get up to speed on the U.S. situation, see

    PS. When Rand Paul was a doctor, nobody forced him to take government payments, but he did.

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