Nathan R. Jessup

The 'Wealth' Care Bill is Unconstitutional

In Corruption, Government Lies, Health Care, Socialism on November 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm

When I saw this video posted today on Gateway Pundit (By Jim Hoft), it reminded me of how real the threat to America’s freedom has become. As I watch Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) attempt to defend this reckless bill, I begin to wonder if the bill’s supporters really and truly understand the impact it will have on our Country and it’s people. Does everyone have a secret agenda? And at what cost? Look, I know that Louisiana is still in dire need of money in the rebuilding of its infrastructure following Katrina (and $300 million is pretty enticing) but, is that need greater than American freedom?

Below is a transcript taken from a Nancy Pelosi Q&A in Seattle:

Question : “Madam Speaker, Do you feel like it’s fair to send people to jail for not buying health insurance?” Pelosi : “ The point is we want to make sure that everyone has access to health care. For a long time those that haven’t had health care were provided it ( ??? ) have placed the burden on others. Everybody is paying the price for uncompensated care in a hospital. This is to say we all have to do our part (except those getting it for free) and that is the point of the bill.” Question: “But Madam Speaker I am trying to understand. If you don’t buy health insurance you are going to jail?” Pelosi :”I think the legislation is very clear in this respect…” (VIDEO HERE)

Freedom (as defined by – “the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. Exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc. The power to determine action without restraint. Political or national independence. The absence of or release from ties, obligations, etc.”

Does the new health care bill seem inline with the widely agreed upon definition of ‘freedom’? From where I sit, it certainly doesn’t. “Houston, we have a problem…”

Don’t kid yourself, this bill is not about providing health care for 10 million uninsured Americans (because they choose to be) or 20 million illegal immigrants, this bill is about gaining control of the American people-summed up in one word: power. Now, it is one thing when these liberal wackos are using our tax dollar to buy votes in passing a bill, it is a completely different thing when they mess with our Constitution.  We need the Senate to hear our voice on this one. Contact your local Senator and tell them what you think about this dangerous bill. Oh, and if you are from Massachusetts, you can reach John Kerry at (202) 224-2742.

  1. While I think all the points being made are worthwhile I always struggle when people complain but don’t offer a solution of there own. The bill is not perfect by any judgement. However, I think there is a need for healthcare reform in this country and must, at the least, applaud congress for attempting to offer a solution. I’d be very interested in seeing a conservative led option brought forth. Maybe a mixing of the two would be possible then.

  2. Rag,

    There are several things here that need addressing, so I will attempt to go in order; First, I would not characterize the questions being posed as ‘complaints’. When there is opposition to purposed legislation, it should not instantly be perceived as complaining. Often times it is simply a case of saying, “no, I don’t want this.” Sometimes the solution being offered is to simply NOT implement something that may be extremely detrimental. While I think there may be things that should be tweaked in regards to America’s health care system, I absolutely do not agree with a “single-payer” system. I am for SMALL government. Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia have all employed some version of ‘universal’ or ‘national’ health care. In fact, the US version [Medicaid] could be an example as well. Medicaid is a disaster, and broke.

    You mentioned the bill not being perfect which has been a common inference among supporters of the bill. This implies there are things that could be improved. This is simply a distraction to the root of the bill; more control for a government that has already abused the power it has taken.

    I would have to say, applauding Congress for “giving it a shot” is certainly an interesting perspective. There is a 2000 page bill filled with waste, ‘buy offs’ and constitutional violations (Oddly, the Constitution is only 17 pages I believe). Moreover, there is an urgent rush to pass the bill without the ample time needed to fully understand what is being passed. Does this concern you? Or is it simply a case of needing to pass this bill by midnight or the Country will collapse (‘stimulus’ ring a bell?). This type of ‘artificial’ urgency has been the model for passing legislation that will be damaging for years to come.

    I must ask some basic questions to have clarification:

    1. Are you in favor of MORE or Less government control?
    2. Do you want more freedom or less freedom?
    3. Are you comfortable with our government spending away the country?
    4. Do you have an example of ‘Socialism’ being successful? (we are in fact heading in a very socialist direction)
    5. Do you believe we can ever have an ‘equal’ society? (meaning, everyone get the same health care, same job opportunities, same taxes (oops, I will leave that one out), same incomes, same respect from their fellow man, etc. etc. etc.)

    I think we should address these fundamental ideals first before discussing the ‘details’…

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