Yes, America Wants Socialism: I Don’t Think So!
by Carl Parnell
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During the 2008 Presidential Election, then Senator Barack Obama purported a slogan that echoed throughout the United States. The profound slogan was “We Believe in Change.” But, what kind of change would the supporters and non-supporters of President Obama get for their vote? Ultimately, the change that they would get would be a transformation of America’s constitutional republic into a socialist economic and political system. Of course, this change would eventually destroy Americanism as it was intended by the Founding Fathers. The official transformation began late Sunday, March 21, 2010 when the then partisan, Democratically-supported health care reform bill was passed. Fortunately, a few Democrats voted against the government takeover of America’s health care system that 85% of Americans liked, even though some reforms were needed.
The takeover of health care in America is just one more part of the Democratic puzzle that, when completed, could ultimately eliminate many of the economic and political freedoms of most Americans. These economic and political freedoms could be eliminated by following the socialist ideology of Karl Marx, as stated in his book entitled Communist Manifesto. What is Socialism? Socialism is an economic system in which the government owns or at least controls a nation’s economy, including its businesses, factories, and other means of production. Socialists believe that the individual is unimportant when compared to the welfare of the group. They insist that the government must strictly regulate and control a nation’s resources in order to insure that everyone receives an equal share of the wealth. Therefore, government legislation, regulation, and taxation would be used to change America from an economic system based on capitalism and free enterprise to an economic system based on more centralized control, the very thing that the Founding Fathers did not want to happen.
However, why would anyone support a health care bill that would give the United States government more centralized control over one sixth of America’s Gross Domestic Product? Apparently, by convincing some Americans that there are many advantages to the newly passed health care bill, they are willing to support a bill that will inevitably cost Americans their economic and political freedoms that were deemed by the writers of the United States Constitution. According to Adam Smith, the author of the Wealth of Nations (1776), “economic freedom and political freedom go hand in hand; if an American citizen cannot use his or her financial resources as they see fit, they are not truly free.” Evidently, based on the passage of the Health Care Reform Bill, the Democratically-controlled Congress and Senate, at that time, and Adam Smith, the “Father of Capitalism,” do not share the same point of view.
Why would any congressman or senator, regardless of the political party, support a health care bill that could very well bankrupt America and, at the same time, deny many Americans their God-given rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Ultimately, the answer lies with the power of persuasion that has permeated and engulfed the Democratic Party. Their partisan antics of “wheeling and dealing” behind closed doors and all the lies that they have repeatedly told to their constituents and their fellow congressmen and congresswomen is totally absurd. As the old adage goes, this “takes the cake,” despite the fact that Republicans are not angels either. But, the Democrats have basically disgraced America’s proud political heritage. They definitely do not have the right to claim that they have followed in the same footsteps as Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and other statesmen of early American republic.
However, why have the Democrats used the tactics that they have used for months? Also, if they lied about the contents and provisions of the health care bill, why did they lie and create havoc for so many people? Why did they assume that the American public would swallow their agenda as if it were a hook, a line, and a sinker? A quote by Herr Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, gives insight on how some politicians assume that they can “pull the wool” over the eyes of the general populace. He stated,
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
Why should the Health Care Reform Law be considered a socialist document? First, it is the most unconstitutional document with the force of law that has ever been approved in the United States Congress. It was just one in a series of examples that Americans have seen and will see in the future from the current socialist administration in Washington, D.C. However, ultimately, the “big squeeze” that is being used to pressure Americans to purchase health insurance is very similar to the tactics used by many European socialist leaders during the twentieth century. They used legislation to force their agenda on the people, too. But, ultimately, European socialism failed and the legislated attack on the rights of American’s freedom of enterprise and freedom of choice will fail, too.
Second, the use of heavy taxation to fund the Health Care Reform Law is a socialistic attack on Americans. During an era when 10 percent of Americans are unemployed and are struggling to pay their mortgages and put food on their tables, it is idiotic and insane for the United States government to place new tax burden on the American people. It is like the government, especially the Democratic side, has decided to return Americans to the Middle Ages with the initiation of Feudalism, American-style. While the Democrats are celebrating and drinking their champagne, the American people are wondering what the Democrats will do next to create a subject and master relationship with the “forces that be,” and “force” must be emphasized. But, prayerfully, the “forces that are” will find out that they are, in actuality, subject to the American people.
Third, the use of government agencies to regulate the implementation of the Health Care Reform Law is a socialistic attack on Americans, too. In fact, a new health care bureaucracy must be created in order to execute the myriad of provisions contained within Congress’ Orwellian, anti-American, and anti-Constitution monstrosity. Also, the government will be hiring 16, 000 new IRS agents who will monitor the types of insurance policies that Americans purchase or already possess. As most people already know, if a person does not have an acceptable insurance plan sanctioned by the government, he or she will be required to meet the demands of the government or pay a hefty fine. This in itself is an example of extreme socialism.
As indicative of the recent actions of Congress, many U.S. elected politicians have sold out their nation for a “bowl full of porridge,” just like Esau sold his birthright to Jacob as recorded in the Bible. They have given in to special interest groups that have and will cost American taxpayers trillions of dollars. Of course, it appears that there might even be some politicians who would warrant a new type of government, such as socialism or possibly Communism. But, there is no way that America would become a Communist Nation outright. However, according to Nikita Khrushchev, the former dictator of the Soviet Union from 1958-1964, there most definitely is a way. As stated, “We can’t expect the American people to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism until they awaken one day to find they have Communism.” In fact, has anyone noticed the bite-sized doses of socialism that the Obama Administration has given to the American people during his presidency through legislation, regulation, and taxation? Unfortunately, President Obama’s bite-sized doses have mushroomed into a full-grown left-wing, socialistic plot to takeover America’s health care system. Is Communism just around the corner?
In conclusion, based on their actions in passing the Health Care Reform Bill on March 21, 2010, President Obama and his manipulative supporters have strategically and purposefully ignored the will of the American populace. As a direct result of their disdain toward those who voted them into office, a backlash of anger has echoed throughout the United States. Of course, this anger was seen during the November 2010 congressional and gubernatorial midterm elections, which resulted in the Republicans gaining control of the House and gained more U.S. Senators, too. Therefore, the conservative Republican leaders are attempting to stop President Obama’s socialistic agenda.
P.S. One of the big selling points of the Healthcare Bill, prior to being enacted, was that it would reduce premium rates for all Americans. However, at the first anniversary of this healthcare monster, most Americans have had a drastic increase in their healthcare premium rates. Unfortunately, those in the know really didn’t know or just possibly they did know from the beginning that rates would increase. What do you think?
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