I have not been blogging as much as I would like lately and there is no one good reason. It’s summer and I’d rather be out riding my bike, I’ve been busy at work, have a couple of other projects in the works and, well, it’s summer. That said, sometimes I feel like a broken record.
So instead of writing about another symptom of the disease today, I’m going to refer readers to Andie Brownlow’s piece over at American Thinker from this morning. He does not accept the premise that government has to do something.
Back in early June, I wrote what I thought was a pretty important piece on our collective over-dependence on the federal government and how it is sure to destroy us eventually. I’m not kidding, we started down this path in the 1930s and many of you think it’s water under the bridge, the train has left the station or the boat left the dock. You’ve gotta stop thinking that way.
Do read Brownlow’s full post, but here are a couple of paragraphs.
This health care debate is the perfect place to make an ideological stand. We shouldn’t invest ourselves entirely in a debate over the legislation, but should direct our efforts more broadly to question its intent. The health care bill must be defeated and not negotiated. Congress will offer us everything we want and more, so long as a bill for socialized health care gets signed into law. There are no sacred cows in HR 3200; the only thing that matters to progressive elites is the precedent of its passage. They will eventually, patronizingly capitulate to our demands to change the bill. We will have been taken as fools who bought the snake oil because we won the haggle over price.
Our Constitution is very clear on a limited federal government. Providing health care and other social services on a federal level are not what our founders intended. In fact, they all spoke at great length about avoiding the tyranny of oppressively large government, emphasizing individual freedom & limitations on federal government.
Before we debate socialized health care, we need to have an open, national discussion about socialist influences on America. We must openly acknowledge and discuss the ramifications of continuing down the path of centralized government & abandoning the Constitution as it was intended. Understanding what the Progressive Movement embodies is the key to understanding why the defense of our republic is paramount.
And this is where we should stand.
So, do I keep writing and pointing out examples of symptoms of the disease, or are we screwed?