Francis Bacon said: “Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.”
Politicians deceive, that’s a fact. They posses a cunning that allows them to swindle us time and time again. We, in our ever trusting nature, continue to allow this to happen. We vote for whoever promises quantity, not quality. This happened in 2008 and again in 2012. In 2012, we had a Presidential candidate who had the perfect background to pull our nation out of the financial quicksand. We picked the other guy. Ultimately, it’s our fault for not using our brains to discern good from bad.
Speaking of bad, with the implementation of Obamacare coming in just seven weeks, we are heading into deep waters. Obama made promise upon promise that Obamacare would not lead to socialized medicine, that private insurance would still be an option. Well, of course, for a short time. Over a longer stretch, private insurance will be wiped out, and everyone will be wards of the federal health system. But he left that little tidbit out.
Now, Harry Reid is telling the truth about Obamacare. According to The Las Vegas Sun:
“Reid said he thinks the country has to ‘work our way past’ insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program ‘Nevada Week in Review.’ ‘What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,’ Reid said. When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: ‘Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.’”
Wow, he certainly let the cat out of the bag. Well, the cat’s been out for quite some time, but now it’s official! The ultimate goal behind Obamacare is a healthcare system run entirely by the federal government.
Republicans, in their ongoing effort to destroy Obamacare, are going to be offering common sense reforms in early September. According to RSC spokesman Stephen Bell:
“Chairman Scalise and the RSC Health Care Working Group are drafting legislation to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a conservative alternative that fixes the problems in our healthcare system without the harmful taxes and mandates in the President’s law.”
We all know that no matter how many times Republicans try to implement common sense solutions, the Democrats will find a way to take them down. And, let’s face it, that sucks. But we can’t give up. If Obamacare doesn’t end up collapsing under its own absurd weight, we cannot let ourselves be discouraged. If we become disheartened, the opposition wins. As I mentioned in my column several days ago, we need to rationally, calmly, and clinically explain to our families, co-workers and friends the consequences of socialized medicine. The Democrats are cunning, but we have the facts. And in time, facts win.
In case we become discouraged, take these words from Sarah Palin, and use them to boost yourself up:
“We will never sit down and we will never shut up. It isn’t in our DNA and it isn’t what our country was founded upon. The need to question government and address its flaws is incumbent on all people of conscience, and we will never stop defending true and plainspoken facts…To our steadfast supporters, let’s always keep our eye on the truth and never back down from ensuring our great country isn’t deceived by what we are told to think by the media or the powers that be…There is much more to come, hold tight and keep your resolve.”