Friday, December 4, 2009


The oldest contemporary universal health care plan was implemented in Germany in about 1883 under Otto von Bismarck.

Britain enacted their National Insurance Act in 1911, as the first step on the way to their universal health care.

After WWII, in 1948, the United Nations adopted the International Bill of Human Rights. The United states did not sign, nor did we participate in the Social and Economics Rights sections of the bill, however, and has resisted nationalized health care.

During the Clinton administration, an attempt was made to pass universal health care legislation (which was given the name, “HillaryCare” by political pundits), but it failed.

Now, President BO and the liberal congress is trying again.

The question United States citizens need to ask is, “Where did the thrust for universal health care come from?”

We are not like other countries.

We are supposed to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people, not a people of the government, by the government and for the government.

What clamor from the people can the government point to, a priori, for federalized health care?

Answer: There was none.

The idea has been bandied about since the late 1800s, but as a national policy, it has never been asked for by the people.

Turns out that the idea that we must have universal health care came to the fore as a result of the so-called progressive thinking of politicians who thought it would be a good way to make the people more beholden to the government, specifically their own reelections to office.

Paul Joseph Goebbels, (German politician and Reichsminister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945) wrote: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

As we continue to press this supposed national debate on universal health care in the United States, ask yourself how involved our government is in perpetuating the idea of Goebbels’ statement.

Check the lies about its costs, its exclusions, its restrictions, its aim and so-forth.

Who is most likely to find it necessary to perpetuate lies about a government program, someone whose interest is in being re-elected to office or someone with no particular axe to grind?

Ask yourself, “Did President BO run for and come into office only to find this great outcry from the citizens to replace the finest health care system in the world with one run by a government with a history of cost over-runs, hyperbole and inefficiency?”

Of course not.

He came into office with universal health care as part of his agenda.

He intends to force it upon us, in spite of the fact that the majority of the people do not want it.

He is much smarter than you are, and knows what you need much better than you do.

It is not his to ask whether you want it, it is his to compel you to accept it.

Isn’t that what government of the people, by the people and for the people is all about?


ablur said...

I have written more then 27 articles on healthcare. I have researched many of the key points and even interviewed several doctors that I know. I have watched various news programs and so called informational news casts, trying to get my head around this need to take on healthcare now.
We have known and have identified the key issues that increase the cost of healthcare. It isn't hard to look at our programs today and point out the issues or stumbling blocks that cause all the problems. I don't recall anyone looking to toss out the whole thing and start over. Generally, they want to fix a few things and keep much of what we have.

I keep getting bombarded with people saying that my healthcare wont change. So my question is this; If it isn't going to change why do we need this bill that through taxation will raise the cost of my healthcare further out of reach and further reduce the availability of medical providers? I believe that there constitutes change and is enough to make me want it stopped. Yet, there is so many more reasons one can find to not want to see this bill moved forward. All you need to do is read it.
Reading the bill has got to be the scariest part. I can't remember reading anything over 500pages since college. If we are really going to make a change this big then we had better know what we are changing to.

Joe said...

ablur: I have written on it, too, but have no idea how many times.

I completely agree with you. This is scary reading.

There are taxes, fines, abortions and yes, death panels, as well as many other items that end up forcing citizens to yield control of their personal health to the government.

It is a document of terror disguised as some sort of benign governmental love gesture.

Tapline said...

joe, I agree with the other commentors here....I'm happy with my present plan and I fear the unknown....stay well....