Big Government and the end of Freedom of Choice

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big govtFor months now the media has focused on the expense and performance of the Obamacare website; it’s almost like the media and, by extension, the American public, has accepted as a fact the fiction that it’s appropriate for the Federal government to subsume the entire American health care/health insurance industry instead of working on specific, targeted legislation that would fix specific problems and any real inequities that exist.

Yes the health care industry had some problems but the Affordable Healthcare Act did nothing but push healthcare professionals aside and put amateurs in charge; and it was all done for a political, not a humanitarian reason. The Federal Government, under President Obama and the ever growing Progressive movement, has cast aside it’s traditional role as protector of traditional American freedoms and has decided that it is much more beneficial to the cause of an ever growing Federal Government to become the ‘controller’ of American society. The “Affordable Healthcare Act” is, unless we ‘defang the serpent,’ is obviously just the beginning.

The expense and performance of the Obama Healthcare website is NOT the problem that we need to discuss and worry over on a daily basis. The seldom mentioned REAL problems are the twisted mentality that:  1) allowed an entire sector of the free market to be taken over by the United States government when it was entirely unnecessary and 2) Caused an  anti-American values agenda to invaded the government in the form of a quasi-socialist president with a tongue as sharp and lies as smoothly delivered as the mythical Lucifer.

[In fact, following the carnage that has befallen modern America and that is threatening many future generations, first at the hands of Liberals during the last two “Bush years” in the name of “too big to fail” and then in the following years under the leadership of Barack Obama under the guise of “transforming America”. (The only transformation that has taken place during the Obama years has been transforming America into a place where success is punished more harshly than failure.) I’m beginning to doubt that Lucifer is a myth. My view now is that Lucifer is real and that he is actually a 21st Century Liberal. ]

The Affordable Healthcare Act is not the kind of thing that should have EVER happened in this country — this country that was built on free markets, on rugged individualism, on the principles: that the most ingenious successes will to rise to the top of the socio-economic ladder; that people have the right to choose their own destiny and that those who honestly need help will be given that help from those who are more successful or, as a very last resort, from out tax dollars.

Things are obviously quite different now and it’s not all Barack Obama’s fault (although he has made a tremendous contribution) but the result of those forerunners of the modern day Progressives who convinced the American citizen that he/she cannot make it on their own and then reconfigured the government to make sure that their prediction came true for succeeding generations. Staying in power became more important than empowering the citizenry.

It’s hard to determine if President Obama is actively working to destroy traditional American values or if he is just some inept do-gooder with a silver tongue and ideas that belong in the Communist world.

If President Obama and his puppets in the Congress were not obsessed with the false notion that the Federal Government’s role is  to be ‘savior of society’, they might understand that the Federal Government’s actions are limited by the Constitution specifically because the founders had the foresight to fear what is happening right now: government overreach and unreasonable restrictions to the freedom of American citizens.

Another, actually even larger, problem is a Supreme Court that has defaulted on it’s duty to protect the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of the American people by not declaring the obviously unconstitutional “mandatory” aspect of this legislation unconstitutional when it had the opportunity.

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The Case of the Homophobic Baker

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ImageThe Wall Street Journal headline reads: “Judge Rules Colorado Bakery Discriminated Against Gay Couple”. They refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple.

Homophobia? Yes! But much more is going on here.

If you own a business that provides a product or service to the public, especially a “brick and mortar” establishment that has doors and that is open to the public during business hours, you’ve no legal right to discriminate against whoever walks through those doors if they are there for a legal purpose. Period! If you don’t understand that, you don’t belong in business.

As for morals, you can believe anything you like but if it conflicts with the law, you loose. That legal precedent was established years ago through anti-discrimination laws and aside from the laws, it is dictated by common decency. To refuse service to a customer is telling them that they are in some way inferior.. The person who does that should not be allowed to own a business or work anywhere where they encounter customers.

The gay rights movement, of course, jumped on this judge’s decision and declared it a victory for gay rights. Wrong! There are (or at least there should not be) no gay rights or black or brown rights or any other minority rights that are not shared with every other citizen. Judge Spencer in Denver was standing up for human rights and decency, not just for Gay Rights. In his decision Judge Spencer stated: “Conceptually, refusal to serve a same-sex couple due to religious objection to same-sex weddings is no different from refusing to serve a biracial couple because of a religious objection to biracial marriage.” The judge got it right and the baker should loose his business license.

That, at least, is My view!