From commentator Bob Stein: "Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured ... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."
This is indicative of the content of what is called "The Affordable Care Act," or as it is commonly referred to, "Obamacare," which was rammed through by the president and his loyal lackeys early in the administration with the idea that the controversy would die down and people would accept it as inevitable without reading or understanding what is in it!
That hasn't been the case. Many of the devious and insidious features have been exposed for what they are, despite the administration's best attempts to disguise them. For instance, liberals were aghast that someone used the term "death squads." But when a government-appointed panel determines when medical care will be suspended, what do you call it? And it will be relatively simple once people become accustomed to being referred to as "units," as they already are in the bill.
For years, Americans have expressed shock at totalitarian regimes eliminating their own citizens, wondering, "How they could do this?" This is how! The first step is to dehumanize them by making them a number (or a unit). Second step, sell the idea it's for the "common good." All may not agree, but instinct for self-survival generally wins out and they'll look the other way. Nonsense, you say? Look at history. It's occurred time after time, and it's occurring now somewhere in the world as you read this!
Everyone knows about the Holocaust but lesser known is that our ally from that period, the Soviet Union, (by their own records) murdered 61,911,000 people between 1917 and 1987. (But only 54,767,000 were officially Soviet citizens.) Cambodia? Between 1975 and 1979, it killed three million of its own out of a population of eight million! Communist China? Well, let's not go there. We're talking about the people who hold our debt today, but Hitler and Stalin combined couldn't even come close!
Enough depressing statistics. Let's just beware of government plans that don't include the people who wrote them or the people who administer or enforce them, be they Gestapo, KGB or IRS.
David F. Heimrick,