10th Amendment & Socialism


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Socialism: An economic system in which the basic means of production are primarily owned and controlled collectively, usually by government under some system of central planning.

Recently, a British retired physician needed an MRI.  Back home, it was going to be an incredible wait and this exam was to diagnose a life threatening condition.  If he were right, he would not survive the wait.  It was cheaper and faster to come to America to pay cash for an MRI than to work within the British nationalized healthcare system or outside the system and jeopardize any future coverage.

Is this what you want?  No matter how evil our current heath care system in America is portrayed to be, it is still the best in the word.  If our heath care were to be a single-payer system, this will bring us to the lowest common denominator.  A bureaucrat will decide whether or not you qualify for care.  What if you were the one deemed “not worth the investment” because your BMI isn’t within the guidelines?  When they embrace rationing as a cost cutting measure any one of us could be in the same position as the retired physician who came to America to get what he needed.

We all have to take a personal responsibility for the quality of our lives.  If we are going to have the best of everything, it will require working for it.  Today Star Parker in her weekly column had much to say about the uninsured.  We need to pay attention to her because she is a woman who has transformed her life by getting off welfare and getting an education:

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said “The reason people don’t have health insurance isn’t because they don’t want it. It’s because they can’t afford it.”

This is largely not true.

According to a new study from the Employment Policy Institute, authored by two economists from City University of New York (one, June O’Neill, spent four years as head of the Congressional Budget Office), 43 percent of the 47 million can afford insurance and choose not to purchase it.

According to 2007 census data, 20 percent of uninsured households earn over $75,000.

Regarding the remaining 57 percent, the authors call them “involuntarily” uninsured because they can’t afford insurance. But “involuntarily” is also a misnomer, because it implies no connection in how they choose to live to the fact that they can’t afford insurance.

The study provides the following portrait of this population: About a third are high school dropouts; they are disproportionately young; about a third are immigrants, mostly Hispanic non-citizens; about half are single without children; about 40 percent did not work during the year.

Pulling immigrants out of the equation, we’re left with an uninsured population that can’t afford insurance that is about a third the size of the widely quoted 47 million. It’s a population that is generally poor, young, uneducated, and not working.

We’re already set up to deal with these folks. Either through Medicaid or covering their emergency room visits. The operative question is do we want to further institutionalize this reality into a new national health care plan involving trillions in new taxes and programs.

I think the answer is clear: No.

(www.urbancure.org is Star Parker’s website)

The question that must be asked is why?  Why is it so important to Mr. Obama and his cronies that this agenda is passed in such a hurry?  Why do they want us all dependent on the federal government?  Because if America wakes up, their power will be taken back where it should be to the states and to the people.

10th Amendment

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

What this means is that We The People must speak up.  The Federal Government doesn’t have the right to force socialized health care on us because it wasn’t specifically given that power by the Constitution.  According to the 10th Amendment.  If a power wasn’t specifically given, then it is reserved to the State or to the people.  Therefore, it is outside the powers of the Federal Government to force this legislation on the US citizens.

Fax your Congressmen and keep putting the pressure on.  Say NO to socialized healthcare!

Cross-Posted on CariRay

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One Response

  1. They are not listening enough. We REALLY have to double down on the pressure on them. I personally called numerous reps in Florida. Some were responsive. I really worked to connect. BUT, some just didn’t care a hoot in hell. Clearly some thought they were above having to talk to voters.

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