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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Clinton Would Require Insurance To Be Permitted Work

Read Article Here. Also note that she wouldn't introduce "punitive measures" "at this point."
She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination," but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.
Earlier, Edwards said he would require periodic psychiatric evaluations as a stipulation for receiving the national health insurance plan. (Read Article Here) Such evaluations were how the Soviets imprisoned dissidents without having to provide evidence for a crime (I.e. Alexander Solzhenitsyn).

Does anyone else see how quickly this leads to a grave loss of freedom in this country?

Comments such as Clinton's and Edwards' are a sample of the authoritarianism that lies in wait for American citizens if we put our necks through the yoke to reach the nosebag of "free" health care. No American woman-- no righteous, dignified, chaste, upright wife or daughter of mine-- should be forced to submit to a mandatory mammogram. No free-born American citizen should have to submit himself to the indignity of a government-administered "mental health examination." What happens if someone fails this examination? And even more problematic, who decides the test criteria? It's not that these things are bad in and of themselves, but when they become required to receive equal protection of the law, then we rightfully proud Americans are no longer citizens but subjects, mere sheep, cared for and fleeced by our hopefully benevolent state.

Nothing costs dearer than that which is free. America was founded upon the principle of Citizenship, of individual responsibility, of independence. The loss of these is the cost of socialism. Liberals speak of defending the "dignity" of the common man. Now, which vision is more dignified? Choose, O people!

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
-- Deuteronomy 30:19

Choose life, and choose to live a free life! It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. All people, and especially we blessed Americans, are born to more than subjugation. We are called to live our lives with the same liberty Christ won for our consciences on the cross, so that we may then act to serve the dictates of our consciences-- to serve Christ.

"Liberty means not only that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions...liberty and responsibility are inseparable." --Friedrich Hayek

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