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You are trapped in the Left/Right – Liberal/Conservative – Democrat/Republican Paradigm, which is exactly what both political parties want. In reality both parties are simply two wings of the Big Government Party which has granted itself a political monopoly. The only difference between the two is who they distribute the loot to. Under the Republicrat party the purpose of government is to allow those that control it to plunder those that don't.
This is not a Left/Right – Liberal/Conservative – Democrat/Republican issue. It is Authoritarianism Collectivism Statism versus individual liberty and freedom. The Republicrat Party is a criminal organization that has destroyed the Constitution and the principles upon which the United States were founded. Today, if a person lives to be 90 years old they will have 90% of their earnings confiscated through direct taxation and the secret tax of inflation created by the unconstitutional Federal Reserve System. If we live to be 90 we will have had 90% of our lives stolen from us by government. If a person is not among the ruling elite or political class that lives off of the productive class, you are an indentured servant. A slave to be plundered by our rulers. The real fight is not Democrat versus Republican, it is freedom versus slavery.
The majority of people who support gun control laws do so with the best of intentions. However, you can’t pass laws that will prevent evil or mentally ill people from performing tragic acts of inhumanity. The innocent good Samaritans (our own “representative” Diane Mitch Busch “may” be in this category) that support gun control laws are simply useful tools for the ruling elite that owns the political class. This minority makes their living off of the productive class. When the ruling elite, political class and their enforcement agents are armed, while the citizens are unarmed, it becomes much easier to control the productive class. Unarmed people are not citizens. They are subjects. The 2nd Amendment acknowledges the fact that individuals have an inherent right by their humanity to defend themselves and their family from all threats, including the threat of a tyrannical government. It is naïve as an understatement to believe that you can trust your government. Sadly, the purpose of government is to allow those that control it to plunder those that don’t. The “Civil” War, or The War of Northern Aggression as it is known in the South, is a perfect example. Prior to the South’s secession, Northern industrial interests controlled the federal government. Southern agricultural states were being plundered by the North with tariffs which funded the majority of the federal government budget. The federal government then provided subsidies to industry in the North after skimming off some of the loot for itself. It is called redistributing wealth. The South was being bankrupted and thought they had no choice but to secede, which they tried to do peacefully. In response Lincoln raised an army and illegally invaded the Confederacy. The federal government waged an unconstitutional and total war against the South resulting in the slaughter of over 700,000 Americans, 50,000 of which were women and slaves.
Those that don’t think that the federal government will ever wage war against Americans haven’t studied history. Governments and criminals support gun control. They prefer that their victims are unarmed.
Was there a federal government shutdown?
A correction or elaboration on my earlier post: Washington freed all of his slaves upon his death. He provided for the care of and education for many of these. Jefferson freed some of his slaves during his life, and at his death. Jefferson was a big spender and had encumbered his slaves making it impossible for him to free them. During his life Jefferson repeatedly introduced legislation, some of which became law, that he hoped would lead to the eventual emancipation of all slaves in America.
Your statement that all the founding fathers were slave owners is a Progressive myth, and there are many. Discredit the founders, you discredit the Constitution and can therefore justify dismantling it. Here are some facts:
Many of the founding fathers were outright Abolitionists. A partial list includes; John Adams, Dr. Benjamin Rush, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, George Mason, John Dickinson, Luther Martin, Henry Laurens. Some founders formed organizations that eventually lead to the Abolitionist Movement.
Slavery had been forced, under considerable protest, on the Colonies by the British Empire. The founders inherited a system that had been in place for 200 years before the birth of our own United States. Both Washington and Jefferson, who inherited slaves, wrote extensively about how abhorrent and contrary slavery was to the Natural Laws our country was founded. Both freed their own slaves and made arrangements for their education and care upon their deaths.
Those that express the desire to retain something of the Constitutional Republic, and freedom the Republic is supposed to protect, do not lack compassion for those with unaffordable health issues beyond their control. Americans have proven to be the most charitable people in any country. When charitable contributions are no longer voluntary, but confiscated through the threat of force by a bloated, hopelessly corrupt government, it becomes another thing entirely. History has proven that there is an inversely proportional relationship between taxes and charity. As taxes increase, charitable donations decrease. Government prefers to confiscate the money and then redistribute as it sees fit. The primary problems with our health care system are the direct result of government regulations, taxes and protectionist policies for giant health care companies. A small, but growing majoity of Americans have no faith in the very government that created the problem, to solve the problem by nationalizing the health care system. Everything that the federal government touches, it destroys.
Some important points:
The ACA was written by fleets of lobbyists for special interest health care pharmaceutical and insurance companies. This is the reason neither the Democrat controlled Congress, nor did the President read the bill. They didn’t need to. They just followed instructions. Large corporate and monied interests own the government.
If the ACA is an improvement over the health care we now have, why did Congress and the President exempt themselves and their special interest cronies?
Here is a quote from someone with substantial experience in the medical field; Neurosurgeon Ben Carson said: "You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery," "And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control." You can watch the video of Dr. Carson's comments at the link below:
We all hope for the best for your son.
You cite a version of the "old dead white slave owner" myth "Progressives” teach in order to discredit the founders. Discredit the founders and you discredit the Constitution. Progressives/Collectivists/Statists can then justify the dismantling of the Constitution. The Constitution acknowledges individual freedom placing strict limits on government. The Constitution protects the people, men and women, from government. The Constitution begins with: “We the People…” It is clear from a careful reading of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution that the terms people, persons, ourselves, men and other personal pronouns refer to both sexes. Voting rights were not addressed in the Constitution for at the time this was a matter for the sovereign states. Women have had the benefit of the rights documented in the Constitution from its inception. The founders put a system in place that lead to full voting rights in the states for women, and the eventual end of slavery.
We speak the same language, the language of freedom and individual responsibility. It is obvious from too many of the comments on these forums that our socialized school system, with the help of the controlled “media”, no longer teach the principles of liberty upon which the states United were founded. They do not understand that the birth of this nation is based on the moral principle of self ownership and freedom. It is not their fault. Several generations have been thoroughly indoctrinated. Even the “educators” are victims of the system. The fact that we are a Constitutional Republic, a nation of laws, has been replaced by “democracy”, social justice and “the greater good” - code words for Collectivism/Statism. My occasional comments and Letters To The Editor are an attempt to introduce, or reintroduce the concept of individual liberty to those that retain the ability to think critically in spite of their exposure to 100 + years of U.S. Socialism.
The reason that the ACA is unconstitutional was addressed in my earlier response. It is repeated below:
Chief Justice Roberts’s declaration that the ACA is a tax gave Congress the key to killing this unlawful bill. Obamacare originated in the US Senate. The Constitution rests all congressional power to “lay and collect taxes” in the House of Representatives, from which all “tax” revenue related bills must originate. Therefore the ACA is unconstitutional.
If we still had a government that operated under the rule of law, the ACA should be (and is) void. Unfortunately all three branches are hopelessly corrupt. Only a rare few of our “representatives” have the courage and integrity to uphold the Constitution.
You are correct when you state that medical costs have escalated primarily due to a lack of competition. You are incorrect when you imply that our “free market” is the reason for the high cost. It is the lack of a free market created by the government’s protectionist policies written for the benefit of large pharmaceutical and health insurance companies that drive costs up. You make my point when you explain that …”Colorado is prohibited by law to obtain bids for pharmaceutical drugs for its Medicare program.” In a free market there are no such laws. It is a form of Fascism when corporate and monied interests control the government. Neither Fascism nor Communism is compatible with free markets, free choice or the individual liberty memorialized in the Constitution. Socialism is slavery.
There is a difference between a need and a right. Our rights come from a power greater that government.
For the government to make something more affordable for some, it must make it less affordable for others. Unless this is a voluntary contribution from those that have to pay more to enable others to pay less, it is theft.
The Supreme Court Ruling makes Obamacare unconstitutional. Chief Justice Roberts’s declaration that the ACA is a tax gave Congress the key to killing this unlawful bill. Obamacare originated in the US Senate. The Constitution rests all congressional power to “lay and collect taxes” in the House of Representatives, from which all “tax” revenue related bills must originate. Therefore the ACA is unconstitutional. If we still had people in the three branches of government that had fidelity to the Constitution and the rule of law, Obamacare would have been dispensed with immediately following the ruling by the Supreme Court.
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