Category: Socialized Medicine

Body and Soul (Not Yours Anymore)

Government education = the state has a controlling interest in every citizen’s mental, emotional, and social development, completely overriding the principle of self-determination (i.e., the rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness). Government healthcare = the state has a controlling interest in every citizen’s physical wellbeing, and matters of life and death, completely overriding the principle of self-ownership (i.e., the rights to...

Wahoo! Repeal and Replace Has Arrived!

Well, it seems a judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, unconstitutional, on the grounds that the law cannot stand without its key component, the individual mandate, which was deleted from the ACA by the Republican-led Congress last year. This will be hailed for about thirty seconds as a great day for American liberty and quality healthcare — until...

On “Free Market Solutions” for Healthcare

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the most exotically-named American political hoax since Barack Hussein Obama, is out there talking again — never a wise choice for her — this time about healthcare. Invoking the “death panel” imagery made famous by Sarah Palin, Ocasio-Cortez tries to turn the concept around on critics of her socialist fantasies: Actually, we have for-profit “death panels” now: they are companies +...

Why Progressives Kill

Alfie Evans is being killed by the British government. Specifically, the plan is to hurry the gravely ill child to death by forced starvation. How forced? Pope Francis has a Vatican jet on standby to take the boy to Rome and feed him, a plan both of Alfie’s parents prefer — but a British judge has declared that Rome has “no jurisdiction” over...

British Government Clarifies the Meaning of Socialism (Again)

As I have written on numerous occasions, socialism (aka “democratic socialism”) is, at its core, beyond all the rhetoric about equality, caring for the weak, people before profits, and so on, a political ideology — not a theory or hypothesis, but an ideology in the Marxist sense — based on one simple notion: the individual human being is property of the State. Allow...

Of Down Syndrome, Death, and Deer

A few days ago, an editor at the Washington Post contributed an op-ed explaining that although she has never had to face the decision herself, were test results to reveal that her fetus had Down syndrome, she would certainly abort it. After all, she “reasoned,” this would not be the baby she wanted. Progressives everywhere proclaimed this writer’s merciless self-absorption “brave.” This is...

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!”...

Feminists on the Injustice of Pregnancy

Korea’s recently-elected progressive government has announced plans to begin “research” on the country’s restrictive abortion laws, which, of course, is another way of saying they are going to get the ball rolling on legalizing abortion. This initiative is merely an effort to bring the letter of the law into sync with the spirit of national decay, since many thousands of illegal abortions are...

Trump vs. Obamacare

Donald Trump certainly wants to repeal Obamacare. He would have to hate it, if for no other reason than that, not realizing “Obamacare” is only a nickname, he would be ticked that the nation’s health care law has another president’s name attached to it. And that pretty much defines his “plan”: repeal the name, and rechristen the law “Trumpcare.” His cult is enraptured...

GOP’s ObamaCare Makeover Fails

Gee, that’s too bad! So America will not get the wonderful new health care system designed by Lindsey Graham, an establishment RINO, and Bill Cassidy, who was a Louisiana Democrat until fifteen years ago. I mean I’m sure this Graham-Cassidy version of ObamaCare would have been a great “replacement” for the old version. If it had passed, then henceforth and forever, Republican progressives...