If At First You Don't Succeed ...
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The old saw about "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again" may seem apprapo to the democrats dilemma with Obamacare, but, it isn't.
I would be laughing my bippy off -- rolling on the floor, holding my sides in uproarious laughter, save for one thing: the Obamacare mess is so darned serious!
This scribe, along with a few thousand others, warned for years, years mind you, that all these problems WOULD occur if Obamacare became law.
were laughed at, hooted down, made the punch line of off-color jokes,
and generally derided for our temerity to even question the superior
intellect of Obama and his coterie of brainy brats and computer models
and their exclusive circle of leftist whiz kids all with the common
purpose of saving us -- the lowly peons of the proletariat -- from ourselves.
Well, they failed... failed miserably. And we have God to thank for it.
As my family gathers round the Thanksgiving table in a few days, I intend to offer thanks
to God for all the blessings of the past year -- among them His
interference in the machinations of the wicked political left as they
have so forcefully attempted to curtail and deny Americans the rights
granted us by God, Himself, through the entanglement of a law spawned in
the deepest, darkest, bowels of Hell, itself, Obamacare.
And NO. I am not kidding. I feel THAT strongly about the dangers to myself, my family, and my country presented by Obamacare.
Have you wondered just WHY
the government is having so much trouble setting up Obamacare and
getting it running? There is a very good reason why they are failing
See, the government of the United States was NEVER intended to do such a thing. It was not devised by the minds of the Founding Fathers to run the lives of its people.
When America was founded, the LAST THING Americans wanted was a strong central government. They fought a revolution to rid themselves of just such a government.
America was never intended as a nation of people who were wards of the government. That's one reason our laws were centered on individual freedoms.
The Founding Fathers -- and all early Americans -- simply understood that Americans were responsible for themselves. They knew there was no such thing as a "right" to healthcare. Had one raised the question one would have been laughed down as a complete idiot back then.
Yes, Americans have rights. They are the rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. And that's it!
The people who founded this country knew there was a demarcation line, a conceptual separation, if you will, between governing and meddling
in the lives of their citizens. They also knew that government
meddling would end in reduced freedoms for the citizens of the country.
So, they deliberately stayed their hand to leave us the most free people on the globe.
first that list of guaranteed rights for American may seem short. Ask
yourself why ONLY those rights were codified in our laws. Then consider
this: "Why only THESE? Observe that all legitimate rights
have one thing in common: they are rights to action, not to rewards
from other people. The American rights impose no obligations on other
people, merely the negative obligation to leave you alone. The system
guarantees you the chance to work for what you want—not to be given it
without effort by somebody else." (Emphasis mine) SOURCE: http://www.aynrand.org/site/News2?id=13873
Am I saying that they (the early Americans) were smarter than modern Americans? Yes, in fact, I am. They
were certainly better educated and far more intelligent than most of
our intelligentsia today. And as smart politicians go, they were light years ahead of the Washington brain trusts in our government today.
America's government was never supposed to do what the ACA (Affordable Care Act -- aka-- Obamacare) calls for it to do today.
Americans were intended to be FREE! The ACA slaps a ball and chain on EVERY American -- effectively
stripping Americans of the right to think for themselves, fend for
themselves, and be responsible human beings and good citizens.
Not even completely out of the starting chute yet and already Obamacare is a massive failure. It will only get worse.
Now the political left is offering up every possible explanation as to why it isn't working and offering all sorts of "fixes" for it.
Now they want to "reform" it. BEWARE! Reforming Obamacare will only make it worse.
Obamacare MUST be REPEALED, not reformed. If Americans wish to save their country, they must repeal Obamacare -- and forget any sort of socialized medicine for America.
Look. Let me make it as plain as I know how: We can have either America or socialized medicine. WE CANNOT HAVE BOTH.
J. D. Longstreet