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Socialism applauded by voters spells the end of our Republic
A Column by the Editor
posted February 4, 2008
COLUMN – It is a sad day in the annals of
American history when people actually swoon over Socialist candidates
and their reach for greater control over citizens. Speaking on ABC's
"This Week" program this past weekend, Democratic Presidential hopeful
Hillary Clinton said she might be willing to have wages garnisheed if
people refuse to buy health insurance. "I think universal health care
is a core Democratic value and a moral principle, and I'm absolutely
gonna do everything I can to achieve that," Clinton said. "I think
there are a number of mechanisms" possible, including "going after
people's wages, automatic enrollment."
"What we've got to do is have shared responsibility. Everybody has to
pay something, but obviously on a sliding scale," Clinton said. "I
think you can automatically enroll people, and you will then say,
'You've got to be part of this.'” Clinton added, "If you don't start
with universal health care, if you don't say everybody's going to be in
the system, we'll never get there.”
Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford
coverage but choose not to purchase it.
I wish someone would inform the Democrat candidates, and so-called
Republican John McCain, that the people in the United States are free
to buy health insurance if they want it and are just as free not to. I
don’t understand this need for socialized medicine anyway. The taxpayer
already provides healthcare for the poor with Medicare and Medicaid.
The truth is nobody in the United States of America goes without
healthcare, even illegal aliens. Hospitals, by law, have to see a
patient regardless of their ability to pay. That, and the already
overreaching mandates by the Federal Government on the medical field,
is what drives the high cost of medical care as it is. How will
increasing government control lower costs?
It won’t, and that is the plan.
Of course socialists like Hillary Clinton say those “forced” to pay
into the system will do so on a “sliding scale”. That means if you pay
taxes and already have healthcare, hide your pocketbook, wallet, and
savings accounts because you are the much despised “greedy rich”. And,
if you listen closely to the Democrats, the “rich” are a husband and
wife that make $100,000 a year combined.
A husband and wife that are a small business owner and a schoolteacher
However, some people are so afraid to stand on their own two feet that
they will vote for anyone that is going to take their freedom on the
promise of security. Of course, they do it knowing that the money for
all of this is not going to come out of their pockets; it will come out
of the pockets of others. I believe the proper term for taking one
person’s money and giving to someone else is called stealing.
I guess Clinton, Obama, and McCain think they are Robin Hood and this
I literally cringe when I listen to people applaud speeches given by
the Democrat candidates that are full of the ideas found in the
writings of Karl Marx. Never in my near half century on this earth did
I think I would ever see presidential candidates promise socialism and
actually have a shot at running this great nation.
I truly believe that if Hillary Clinton, Barrack Oboma, or John McCain
is elected, the United States of America will soon cease being a
Republic and begin its painful and slow death into tyranny. The
government will control you from birth to grave.
It will start by the government controlling your “universal healthcare”
at your birth, your government controlled childcare, education during
your youth, and eventually what field of work you will do once you
graduate, all the while working for the “common good”, not for
yourself. You, as an individual, are unimportant.
It is a fact that half of the people in the US do not pay income taxes.
As soon as one of the above three get elected and amnesty is granted to
tens of millions of illegal aliens, the takeover will be complete. The
majority will vote to do less, get more, and force the "evil rich" to
pay for it all.
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,”
compliments of Karl Marx, 1875, and the Democrat Party, 2008.
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