I need some solace tonight...some comforting thought that our individual goodness is going to be spared from this totalitarian regime in Washington. The road to ruin has been long fought by some very sinister characters who have taught their bitter ways to several generations of innocent children in America. The biggest lesson they teach is: collective theft is good, individual success is bad. If at some point I find myself lying at death's door and cannot be granted the life-saving grace of some good doctor who knows how to save me, for a year, or a month, or however long....I will know who to thank for sending me to my grave just a bit too early.
On the eve of diabolical actions from Obama's and the Democrat's government, I wondered what comfort can I find to soothe my worried brow. I found some solace here....
From Ayn Rand: "Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives."
And:"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. . "
And:"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. "
And:"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. "
And:"A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims."
And:"It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master."
As you think over Obama's rhetorical nonsense over the last year...I hope you can recognize the reality of who he is through Ayn Rand's incredible prescience.
To further bolster the point....
Goodbye Insurance Companies...It's been nice to know ya.....
From John Hinderaker of Powerline: "What strikes me as I read the House bill, however, is how closely it approximates socialized medicine even without the public option. The bill is classic national socialist legislation, in that it takes ostensibly private entities, the health insurance companies, and perverts them into instruments of the state, run top-down and barred from competing among themselves."
Continuing on he assures us that, while private insurance companies may still exist for a short time, they will quickly leave the scene. Bunko...Kaput...Gone...Out of business. What motive would insurance companies have to exist? Their profits would be gone. All those employed in that industry would be either unemployed or co-opted by government bureaucrats. The choices they offer would be gone. The doctor's autonomy, which has been already encroached upon, will be totally usurped. The very definition of "insurance" will be gone. As usual, the Marxists have abominated the word "insurance" so that it no longer means what it did. Redefining health care into an entitlement does not equate with "insurance." Government control of your health care is not "insurance." It is totalitarianism and, mind you, without Constitutional authority.
Scary thoughts on All Hallows Eve. May the ghost of Ayn Rand visit me in my sleep tonight and give me some peace of mind.