A chicken in every pot, access to healthcare for all, for a few dollars a week, we can end poverty! This sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? So does “for each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” The New Deal, Great Society, and Hope and Change are three mantras on which democrat presidenst campaigned and democrat presidents won.
In the late eighties when Rush Limbaugh first made the scene, there were folks that thought he was great and folks that didn’t think much of him. A lot of moderate Republicans thought he was too right wing. Because I worked during the day, I was not able to listen to his radio show. But when he started his TV show and it was broadcast in the middle of the night, I would record it and listen the following day.
One of the first things that Rush said about liberals and democrats was that their goal was to control every aspect of your life. When I first heard this, and not being very politically astute, I said no. Liberals aren’t like that; they just think that a bigger, more centralized government is the best way to govern ourselves.
Then along came the change in the Federal School Lunch program. The Republicans wanted the money earmarked for this program to be block-granted to the states. In doing this, more money would be able to go for school lunches, but the liberals/democrats were vehemently against this and why? Because it took the program out of the hands of the Federal Government.
So, for the past twenty-plus years, I’ve become more politically astute and follow current events faithfully. Sadly, I’ve come to the conclusion that Rush was right. It’s all about controlling every aspect of your life they possibly can. Furthermore, they will continue in their quest until one day they will totally control everything about you. What you eat, what you drive, what you wear, what kind of house you live in, etc.
For my first example, I’ll take everyone’s favorite, ObamaCare. If you think ACA was all about helping people, about giving healthcare access to those 15% of uninsured Americans, there’s some swamp land in Louisiana that you might like to buy. It’s about the government nationalizing 1/6 of the nation’s economy and gaining more control over your life. We already know that the government can now tell you what doctors you can see and what doctors you can’t see. And it’s going to get worse.
While the current president and his comrades have told us that everyone will be insured and that our insurance costs will go down at least 25%, we know that certainly hasn’t been true. This law has hurt or will hurt every one of us. The only ones that will benefit are the ones who didn’t have health insurance to begin with and have incomes low enough that they would qualify for subsidies.
One of the few things that the federal government does well, and I’m beginning to doubt even this after our current president became its commander in chief, is the military. It is the feds’ role to protect its citizens.
I’ve never felt so vulnerable to attack in my life as I feel now. Also, I have no desire to travel abroad. What if something unfortunate should happen to me? Would this administration intervene to help me? It doesn’t look like it. That poor Marine in a Mexico jail should have been released shortly after his arrest. If George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, or Ronald Regan had been president, he would have already been home.
This administration doesn’t care about its citizenry. All this administration cares about is the fundamental transformation of this country into a hapless European Socialist type nation. In other words, a nation where “cradle to grave” care is provided and you don’t have to do a damn thing. You can sit on your butt and collect benefits while a few of us poor working schmucks provide for your needs.
I’m not planning to travel to a foreign nation for fear that this administration would not provide aid to me should I inadvertently find myself in a foreign prison. This administration doesn’t care about its citizens. Instead, it just wants to control every aspect of your life.
As I write this, I have to fight to stay awake, trying to earn enough money so I don’t have to be on the government dole. I’m fearful, though, that I’ll be squeezed so much that I’ll have no choice. Will I still be able to get my medicine? Will I still be able to get the medical care that I might require? Maybe, I would be better off if the government denied a procedure for replacement of my mitral valve. I’ll die and won’t have to fight my country that has so strayed from the vision of our forefathers.