Letter: Keep health care choice in hands of ‘We the People’
In response to my letter in the Jan. 13 issue ("Our republic is being dismantled before our eyes"), I have seen two rebuttals. One was in the following issue and one was in today’s (Jan. 27) issue. The two gentlemen have the right to express their opinions as I do. Of course, our president himself admits now that there are flaws in the health care law that need to be changed. He has also said that the Constitution itself is a flawed document. Once again, he has the right to express his opinions in this wonderful republic.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was not the main subject of my letter and is only one symptom of the eroding of our individual rights. But if these gentlemen want to focus on it, let’s have a look. I suggest that instead of consulting snopes.com (a website of questionable bias), as suggested by the first gentleman, we just examine the law itself. Mr. Hill is correct in saying the law itself does not grant waivers. They came after the signing. As of today, 729 companies, organizations and foundations, as well as four states, have been granted temporary waivers from the health care law to be reevaluated again in 2014.
This health care law comes in two sizes—2,500 pages of regular print or 900 pages of small print. It creates 150 new government agencies to implement mandated programs. It can only lead to the eventual total government control of the health care system. The agency regulations and fines come after the law goes into effect and will be subject to constant change. Ask anyone who has lived with socialized medicine.
Section 1553 provides federal funding to facilities that provide services that would offend pro-life taxpayers.
There are programs in this law that mandate home visits that promise to intrude into every aspect of family life in America from cradle to grave, once fully implemented. The program mandates testing of children and parents to implement improvements including prenatal, maternal and new-born health, but do not stop there. They then assess social, emotional development, parenting skills, school readiness, and on and on.
This home visiting program is slated to start in local inner city communities and later are to be implemented on a national level. So much for parents’ rights in America. Just think of how many people will be paid with taxpayers’ money to carry out this mandate. So much for the Bill of Rights. Was this debated on the floor of Congress? Is this intrusion into the families of Americans necessary for health care reform? It puts in place a structure to regulate our daily lives.
Vladimir Lenin once said, "Socialized medicine is the keystone in the arch of the socialist state." Think about that for a few minutes.
What potential! And our Congress passed it with the voice of the Speaker of the House (Mrs. Pelosi) saying, "You have to pass it to see what’s in it." Congressman John Dingell of Michigan, who was in favor of the bill, said in a radio interview that this law will "control the people." Think about that.
I invite you to research "eugenics programs of Germany and America." It is an eye opener that will shock you. Health care is dangerous in the hands of ruthless people. I am in no way saying that the present administration will use it in such a way, but that it puts the system to empower its use into established law. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is why we need to be alert and protect our Constitution and Bill of Rights from compromise. We must keep choice in the hands of "We the People" and not place it in the hands of a huge, burdensome government bureaucracy.