Monday, February 4, 2008

Our Government

In my opinion the United States Government SHOULD be a functional Democracy. In simplest terms, each citizen SHOULD have the right to determine his or her future by making the choices which they feel are best for them. Our government should place minimum restrictions on our freedoms and then only for the purpose of allowing equal opportunity for all.

A Socialistic Government on the other hand severely restricts each citizens right to make choices which will determine his or her future. Again in simplest terms, each citizen can only make choices about their future which the GOVERNMENT feels is best for them. Heavy restriction are placed on freedom of choice in order to force equality for all.

Now consider a government which will "...garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans". That quote is taken from this article (Clinton health plan may mean tapping pay). These are the words of Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment." [emphasis mine]
This is a description of a government on the road to Socialism. It is government telling us what is best for its citizens and imposing punishment for not following the party line.
Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it, which puts undue pressure on hospitals and emergency rooms. With her proposals for subsidies, she said, "it will be affordable for everyone."
We do not need a govenment deciding what we can afford. We need a government which allows each citizen to determine what they can afford. We need a government which allows choice and yes a chance to fail as well as succeed.

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