Hussein & Company represent the final phase of a philosophy that began with American Socialists in the late 19th century. Henry Lamb looks at where it is going:
Never, in the history of the nation, has a president or Congress even considered giving the government the power to force private citizens to purchase a specified product. President Obama, and his Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, transformed the function of the national government. If government is endowed with the power to force private citizens to purchase a specified health insurance product, this same power can to force private citizens to purchase a Chevrolet, solar-generated electricity, or any other product the government thinks the people should use.
rather than where it has been.
One only has to go back to 2009 and examine the horror stories Democrats were telling to make socialized medicine palatable. Forcing Americans to buy healthcare insurance was sold as a nation’s compassion for the poor and needy. Heaven forbid that anyone called it coerced charity which is what is.
Socialized medicine was never supposed to be the end of Socialism’s century-long power grab:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that the individual health insurance mandates included in every health reform bill, which require Americans to have insurance, were “like paying taxes.” He added that Congress has “broad authority” to force Americans to purchase other things as well, so long as it was trying to promote “the general welfare.”
The government began forcing the public to purchase things a long time ago. Force was generally applied under the guise of public health; environmental crapola, vaccinations, and so on. Socialized medicine went beyond pubic health and into public charity.
The XVI Amendment, not the General Welfare Clause, was the first step on the road that ended with the government ordering Americans to buy products. In short: Socialists and assorted parasites use the XVI Amendment to fund the General Welfare Clause. Take away funding and the General Welfare Clause will revert to its original place in a limited government as the Founders intended. I find it hard to believe that the Founding Fathers meant a welfare state when they included the General Welfare Clause in the Constitution.
Once the XVI Amendment was implemented, if not ratified, Socialists began transforming the meaning of the General Welfare Clause; hence, general welfare evolved into coerced charity.
Coerced charity is the most poisonous of medicines prescribed by Socialists/Communists. Tax dollar charity is the medicine Democrats insist will cure society’s ills regardless of all of the evidence to the contrary. Were it possible to put coerced charity into capsule form the manufacturer would be taken out and hanged straightaway.
NOTE: FREE healthcare for the poor and needy is the spoonful of compassionate sugar that is supposed to help the public swallow the poisonous medicine:
One could also say that the election in November must act as a stomach pump. Unfortunately, there is no hard evidence showing that those in office, or those seeking office for the first time, are committed to pumping the poison out the country’s political system. Example: How many people seeking election have stated that repealing the ENTIRE Affordable Care Act is their first and only priority. And that’s without knowing how many can be trusted to keep their word?
I believe that most of the wannabes in this year's elections are counting on Hillarycare II being partially overturned by the Supreme Court. That is certainly true of Democrats. The fact is: Overturning parts of the Affordable Care Act lets them all off the hook. So once they are nominated there is no guarantee they will repeal the rest of Hillarycare II.
Finally, the time is coming when a deep, overpowering, hatred of Democrat do-gooders will override every issue in the minds of a majority of Americans. Fighting their issues one by one is a never-ending battle. Beat back one assault on limited government, and ten more pop-up the next day. Attacking the priests for what they are appears to be the only way they can be stopped. Argue the nuts and bolts of an issue until the cows come home and you’ll get nowhere. Attack Socialist priests for their sick ideology and you will be hard put locating five percent of Americans who agree with Steny Hoyer.
Henry Lamb’s great piece is in part two.