Tagged: socialized medicine

The New Social Justice Cry: Kill the Disabled!

In the past, I would have thought Gerber’s choice of a Down Syndrome child as its new “Gerber baby” was squishy political correctness on stilts. The whole PC lexicon of the handicapped as “special” or “differently-abled” annoys me no end. Today, however, when progressives have made the wholesale massacre of people with Down Syndrome the new political correctness, I say, “Great choice, Gerber!”...

Breaking: Baby Killers “Reconsider” Charlie Gard Murder

Breaking News on Right Scoop: “Hospital RECONSIDERS Decision on Charlie Gard.” The Great Ormond Street Death Camp, where the sick child has been held hostage for months while his parents fought in futility against the Euro-Socialist High Command to be permitted (permitted!) to try to save their son’s life, has “applied for a fresh hearing” based on “fresh evidence.” Further, they announce that “we believe, in...

Theresa May and the Crocodile Tears of Baby Killers

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who identifies as a woman, perfectly illustrates Oscar Wilde’s aphorism that a woman who cannot make her mistakes charming is only a female. In this case, her mistake is being in favor of killing sick babies when her government’s health care apparatus decides they are not worth trying to save.  Far from finding a way to make infanticide charming,...

Parents vs. Paternalists: The Charlie Gard Case

Many important questions are raised by the case of ten-month-old Briton Charlie Gard, sentenced to death against the wishes of his parents who had raised money for a desperate last hope of life-saving treatment in America. For months, those parents fought a losing battle, all the way to the European Court of Human Rights, to invoke the human tradition of parental authority against...

Addendum to “The True Meaning of Socialized Medicine”

“The True Meaning of Socialized Medicine” has received a lot of attention, and garnered some very thoughtful and interesting comments from readers. One aspect of the article that has perhaps received less notice than I had hoped, however — the gist of the piece, for me — is the relationship between government-run health care and a fundamental principle of classical liberalism, self-ownership. This...

The True Meaning of Socialized Medicine

(Spoiler Alert: If you find slavery or infanticide disturbing, you may be too squeamish to read further.) A perfect crystallization of the full heart and soul of socialized or “single payer” health care is on display in the story of Charlie Gard, a ten-month-old infant with a life-threatening genetic condition, and his parents, Chris and Connie, whose desperate efforts to save their child have been...

Trump’s Disdain for American Health Care

In response to my recent post, “Trump and Krauthammer: Brothers in Progressive Fraud,” in which I mention President Trump’s recent tweet declaring that “everybody” has better health care than America, a dear friend, Dr. William Meisler, sent me the following: When I first read about Trump’s tweet concerning American health care, I immediately said to myself, “What an absolute fool this man is....