A Reminder

It is important that Americans remember our brave history because that history, whether we remember it or not, can, does, and will repeat itself. Whether that is to our doom will be determined by whether or not we remember the lessons we learned – and forcibly taught upon occasion – in the past.

Here is a timely reminder:

The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army.

— Gen. George Washington
Orders to his officers, July 2, 1776

The subornation of TARP – which was a piss-poor idea to begin with – to embed the Federal government in America’s Financial Institutions, the coercive purchase of much of the American Auto Industry, the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act (HR 2454), America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, (HR 3200) – the list goes on and on and everything in it has one commonality: they will greatly harm and possibly destroy the American national economy.

President Obama and his Liberals in Congress know how destructive their plans are. That is why each of these abominable pieces of legislation include subsidies to be paid out to offset the immediate damage that will be done if these bills pass into law.

Are Americans still Freemen if enterprise is forbidden and/or punished, and each and all must queue up for whatever “largess” the Government chooses to dole out?

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4 Responses to “A Reminder”

  1. ichabod Says:

    Hi Jonolan;

    Government largess is responsible for a lot of ills, yet I believe health care should be controlled and a not for profit entity.

    However, the way they are going about it will sink it and even if it passes it will be such a bastardization of what should be, it will be useless.

    It should be illegal to pass more than one bill at a time. This nonsense of giving everyone their piece of cake to pass one piece of legislation is sinking America as well.

  2. jonolan Says:

    ichabod,

    What do you mean by healthcare? The medical industry in general, or the health insurance industry?

  3. ichabod Says:

    Hi jonolan;

    I was referring to the medical industry in general. I just saw an article today in respect to more doctors opting out of insurance schemes altogether and offering plans directly to patients, cutting their patient loads, reducing overhead costs and able to spend more time with each patient.

    Back to the days when doctors made house calls and were paid in cash for their services. At least it was affordable that way.

    It is only the people who are seriously ill or require expensive treatments that provisions should be made. For most of the public, most of the things they see doctors for are self curing anyway. It is known that doctors prescribe pacebos to hypochondriacs so they “feel” better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. jonolan Says:

    Ichabod,

    I don’t know how one would go about controlling the healthcare industry in general or make it not-for-profit. OK, actually I do know how one would go about it and it’s the endgame of what Obama has previously said he wants and what Americans are fighting against. ๐Ÿ™

    Of course, in the near-term, ObamaCare doesn’t reform healthcare; it just shifts who is paying for people’s health insurance and possibly who is providing it and therefor controlling what is provided and to whom.

    But the shift to “retainer-based” healthcare by some doctors that you mentioned – see here – does show that the current model is definitely broken.

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