Obamacare: A Great Hoax, Or Just Bad Medicine?

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Victor Davis Hanson, in looking back on 2013, said that Obamacare might take its place alongside Sasquatch, crop circles, and the Loch Ness monster as one of the great hoaxes of all time.  If only Obamacare was not as pervasive, real, and pernicious.  Obamacare is real, and America is beginning to experience what Politifact labeled as the “Lie of the Year.”

Before and during the 2012 elections, too many Americans believed the president when he said, if we liked our insurance and our doctor, we could keep them.  Pre-existing conditions would be accepted; signing up would be a snap; and after all was said and done, we would save $2,500 in annual premiums. I’m not even sure how that flew in the face of reports around the country that people almost immediately were having their premiums jacked up, by that much and more.

But our president and his media minions continued to tell us in the face of the glaring evidence to the contrary that all was well in Obamacare-land, and that these reports had to be from disgruntled “tea baggers” and extreme right wingers who hate everything Obama; so we were to believe what was becoming more and more one humongous lie.

Too many could not and still cannot believe our president and the people we elected into office could be this diabolical.  Anyone with even a modicum of interest and understanding of math can figure out pretty quick that Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act as it’s being framed now (perhaps to salvage something of a presidential legacy), just doesn’t add up.

Common sense begs the answer to the question: how can you add some 30 million people to the healthcare system, and have it cost less?  There is an added cost.  Who is supposed to pay for it?  The insurance companies, the doctors, the people who already had insurance they liked, and how about future citizens who are yet to be born? We’ve already been writing checks on their backs, so what’s another bill or two?

The only way we could pay for this is if we all agreed or were forced to accept redistribution of our healthcare.  Or, in this case, tricked into accepting a program that promised you could keep what you had.  Once they got in, as we are experiencing now, they could change the program to fit their arrogant plan because they know better than we do.

Are you starting to get the picture?  At some point, you have to see that there are good guys and bad guys here; and it is critical to our future that we know the difference.

We The People must start to see that this whole train wreck was planned.  Progressives have forever tried to intrude on our healthcare system because of its power and the impact that it has on the citizenry. Just ask Canadians and Brits how their system is working out for them; how much control of their lives they surrendered; and, if they had it to do over again, would they be so accepting?

The president and his supporters have made it clear that their end goal is a total system takeover.  What we are starting to hear is a call for single payer system.  This is where the bureaucracy, the unelected arm of our government, will tell us when to jump and how high…or when to stop jumping because by their determination, you are no longer of value to the collective.

Make no mistake, and let there be clarity and understanding–Obamacare, The ACA, is worse than a hoax. It will be the death knell of our republic and American way of life if we allow it to live or to migrate into a single payer system.

Fortunately, we are lucky that the bureaucrats and our President have underestimated the will of the people.  This year is our chance to reclaim our country back and get it back on track.  It is time for America to rise up and just say “O hell no” to this nationalized healthcare idea and the politicians and bureaucrats who have been pushing this bad medicine on We The People.


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Seeds Of Chaos

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The health of an organization or a country is reflected first by its people.  If the people are not realizing or having an opportunity to realize their full human potential, then the seeds of chaos will begin to grow.

William Shakespeare penned the phrase, “To thine own self be true.”  So you are out of order when you are out of integrity with yourself. Order starts with the individual. This is why the U.S. Constitution starts with We The People.

The authority structure has been established to fulfill that ultimate purpose.  The grief-to-happiness ratio shows where citizens of a country, an organization, company or family are based on the fulfillment of this purpose.

In any part and aspect of life, if we are not realizing our purpose or at least having a shot at it, we begin to get uncomfortable.  Being uncomfortable will eventually lead to a decision to do something different or to surrender and violate the first principle of being true to ourselves.

Disappointment, delusion and disgust will leave us vulnerable to look outside of ourselves and give up.  Looking outside of ourselves surrenders responsibility in every area of our lives.  “It’s not my fault” becomes the mantra.

These are the words of a sold out “people group.”  Unfortunately, you find them in too many families and organizations in the United States today.  It is the language of the surrendered and the dependent who fundamentally want to go back to the period before this country declared its independence when most areas of their lives were controlled by England.

But Americans longed to be free, setting the stage for the first American Revolution, when a rag tag army of farmers with the least impressive array weaponry took on the most powerful military on the planet at that time.  These early citizens understood that freedom came with a price and they were more than willing to give it all, including their lives to be free and to see their children would also be free.

The question before us this day: Is it time to exercise that remedy with a Second American Revolution?  Our government has become the imperialist giant that once enslaved the Colonies.  Our bloated government has been absorbing our hard earned resources to support its own interests, not ours.

Is it time for We the People to remember the seeds of our beginnings by launching a revolt to get our country “back on track?”  Imagine an additional 10-20-40 years of the entitlement trajectory that we are presently on…where will America be then?

The battle is raging for the heart and soul of this once great nation.  It is time to reclaim what is rightfully ours.  This is a war that we did not start, but it is a war in which we must fully engage before it’s too late.  It is time that We The People take back our nation, our heritage and our culture from the Big Government, Big Brother types who no longer view our birthright as the land of the free and home of the brave.  Are you ready America?

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