Tuesday, August 21, 2012

You have right to refuse health care

You have right to refuse health care

(My Clovis News Journal column for July 20, 2012)

The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", that Orwellian edifice of Medical Marxism more commonly referred to as "ObamaCare", has been declared "legal". What a farce. It has nothing to do with protecting patients. It has nothing to do with making medical services affordable- unless you consider slavery an affordable alternative to paying for services and theft an affordable alternative to paying for products. It is also the opposite of care.

It abysmally "solves" a problem that would never have existed if not for government intervention in health care.

You have an absolute right to provide yourself with whatever health care you want and can obtain for yourself without coercion. You have a human right to use whatever kind of medication or procedures you want, over the objections of the FDA and DEA. However, your right doesn't create an obligation on anyone else to serve you or pay for your care on your behalf. No one has a right to force someone to do something for them beyond leaving them alone.

If you can read the Constitution you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the federal government has no authority to interfere in the practice, or financing, of medicine. If it isn't specifically spelled out, the authority doesn't exist. It doesn't take a Supreme Court to find the truth; only to obscure it. The Supreme Court was never intended to be the final arbiter of whether or not a law was constitutional; that is your job and mine, but the Supreme Court illegally seized that power for themselves in the early years of the 19th century, and no one punished them for doing so. America has been paying the price ever since.

If you assume that the Constitution is the Alpha and the Omega of right and wrong where governing is concerned; that "legal" is the same thing as "right"; that the Supreme Court has the ultimate authority to decide whether a law is constitutional or not; that it is OK to dictate what people may do with their own property- even to the point of taking it from them against their will; if you allow things you know are wrong to be imposed on yourself or on others, then you should expect things like this to happen. You are a part of the problem.

America will probably survive ObamaCare. The USA may, too. However, if things like this continue to be allowed to be imposed, there will come a time when, unexpectedly and out of the blue, the next tiny straw will break the camel's back. Be prepared.


War is Peace. Military is Militia.

I don't have television (only Netflix streaming), but just ran across some previews of a TV show that looks interesting. "Revolution". However, in watching previews on YouTube I notice something. Just as words got twisted in Orwell's "1984" so that "War is Peace", "Revolution" has twisted the word "militia". The bad guy, Neville, is called "militia", but he is instead military.

If you work for The State (or whatever coercive collective passes for The State in your society), using weapons to enforce the edicts and theft of that State, you are military. If you pursue the interests of The State, with force, against the interests of the people, you are military.

The character Charlie is the true face of militia. The armed people, simply protecting themselves and their local society, is what militia is. All the people. Not some "set apart" elite.

Yet, as is the case more and more in Police State USA, the concept has been turned inside out in order to vilify the good guys by conflating them with the bad guys.

Like it or not, YOU are tasked with being militia. You can betray that by becoming military instead, or you can step up and do what's right. Which do you choose?

Added, after watching the pilot episode:

I liked it in a “willing suspension of disbelief” way.

Why is it that people always assume it’s going to be “kill or be killed” if you remove The State? I don’t refrain from killing people only because I might be punished by cops or courts. And, even if I were a thug I still think I’d worry more about armed victims.

And, back to the subject of their “militia” [sic]… Anyone who bans guns, or enforces a gun ban for someone else, is NOT militia. Militia helps its members (in other words, EVERYONE) get weapons and learn how to use them.