Toon in….

Here you have a pictorial commentary of today’s most pressing events. Well, at least for us Yanks. Tomorrow will probably be even worse…so much for ‘land of the free and home of the brave.’

(Can’t say I blame him- I know they’re talking but all I hear is blah, blah, blah)

(This would be funny if it weren’t so pathetically true)

(It’s not what has been said about healthcare that concerns me, but what has been written and hidden from view)

(Oh yes, he is our most charming and articulate president, isn’t he?)

(Well, I guess they told us, eh? Funny, I thought we had a representative government, meaning our government represented our interests and not their own. )

Look, I know that this healthcare issue has got everybody’s panties in a twist and rightfully so. But to me there is a bigger issue in play here that I think a lot of people are missing. And that is the issue of control.  Historically, politicians have proven they do not have their constituents’ best interests at heart. Scandal after endless scandal has proven that. In fact, in recent years I’d say that many of our esteemed politician’s have proven that their goal is power, pure and simple. They live as elitists in ivory towers, above the reach of the law and certainly common sense. There isn’t one average American who could do what many of our ‘leaders’ have done and not be sitting in federal prison right now. You know it and I know it.

Yet so many seem to believe that in the case of healthcare there is some altruistic motive at play. So, this is the exception? I think not. This is the proverbial carrot being dangled in front of our noses, serving to distract us from the fact that the government wants to control our lives in ways they shouldn’t.

Healthcare is not a right. Really it isn’t. While it might be an ideal scene to have healthcare for everyone, just as it would be an ideal scene for everyone to have enough money, food, shelter, clothing, etc.- that fact is that it doesn’t make one entitled to it. Making healthcare a ‘right’ simply means this, that someone else is going to pay for those who can’t or don’t want to. It means that the fruit of my labor, my hard work is going to be rewarded to someone else. Not because they deserve it or did anything to deserve it but because I have something they don’t.  Common sense tells you that if you take something of someone else’s because you want it and for no other reason that is theft. Pure and simple.

I don’t give a damn how anyone justifies that – the government is condoning and trying to force wealth/resource distribution so nobody owns anything and everyone has everything. Well, they’ve been trying that on this planet for centuries and it’s always failed and generally results in the ruling class having the resources and everyone else having nothing but hard and dismal lives.

In America our rights are as follows (emphasis and comments mine):

The Bill of Rights: A Transcription

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights

Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (typically known as freedom of speech-the framers knew that governments not held accountable by the people would soon become despots. this right is speaks especially to political dissent and freedom to express it thereof. in other words, we cannot be punished for expressing same and fighting the government’s will to imprison us or quiet our voices when we disagree with laws they want to enact)

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (yes, guns can cause harm, but they can also protect you from being forced into servitude by a power hungry government. the first thing that dictatorships do is disarm society, so resistance is impossible)

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (simply stated your home is your castle and your belongings are yours and may not be taken from you. nor may the government intrude upon your castle without just cause, generally proof that you have broken the law.)

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. (You cannot be imprisoned without a jury trial of your peers -due process. Nor can your possessions – and I believe that would include your income -be taken and given to someone else, even if they need it more than you.)

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. (States rights)

These rights were determined by the framers because they amount to allowing every American citizen the right to a free life, without government intrusion, and provides the ability for anyone to pursue their goals as they are able and see fit.  You’ll notice that government forced charity is not among the list. Just something I thought I should point out.

Anyway, there you have it. I don’t know what’s going to happen to our country and frankly I’m quite worried that my country is changing in ways that are both dangerous and frightening. Is it really worth giving up your personal freedoms so you can maybe get a free doctor’s visit if you need it sometime? Think about it.

WC

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