Right now there is a lot of discussion about Obamacare, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. No one seems to be asking if this is the proper role of government. (The bill was huge, and Congresswoman Pelosi said that we had to pass it so we could find out what was in it. Now we know.)
Where in the Constitution does it say that the government has to provide for health care?
How many people died in the past simply because they did not have health care?
We took care of our own before Obamacare and we can do so again. Rather than repeal and replace Obamacare, we ought to just simply repeal it.
No insurance company can make a profit when it has to cover a lot of people who have no insurance.
The point is that it is not the government’s responsibility to provide for health care. Just read what Davy Crockett had to say about government charity.
Our country is in serious trouble, not only from the evil in our midst, but from the good that many wrong-thinking people want to perform. In fact, most of what is wrong with our country today is because of some program with a good intention.
But there are many evil people at work in our unions and other organizations, even some political parties. You owe it to yourself, and your children to understand something of the threat.
Here is just one source for that information.
We had the opportunity to hear Trevor Loudon at the Lincoln Day Dinner last Saturday evening. This website has a number of videos; some long and some short. Watch the one that suits you.
Thanks so much for listening. Take a few minutes to read the Constitution and try to understand it. Remember that President Obama taught Constitutional Law, but he obviously understood very little of what he taught.
While you are ready to vote for some program that is not supported by the Constitution it would be well for you to remind yourself of the oath that was taken. The oath was not to provide for every man woman and child in the world, but to support the Constitution.
Here is the oath of office for Congress: Most other oaths are similar.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.