"Once abolish God and the government becomes the God." -G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Apologizing to Extremists, Not Apologizing to Americans

Today, President Obama apologized for the extremely hostile act of inadvertently offending the Religion of Peace by disposing of their holy book in an insensitive manner, thereby insulting many of the biggest murderers, rapists, and pedophiles on the planet, crucial voices of the moderate Taliban every one. Peace negotiations for a secure Afghanistan may now be in jeopardy. If you are trying to wrap your head around why peace negotiations would even be necessary when dealing with the Religion of Peace, well you're obviously not paying attention to our politically correct masters.

The Muslim outcry started earlier this week when several Korans were reportedly placed in an incinerator after it was discovered detained members of the Religion of Peace had been defacing them with inscriptions promoting violent extremism and using them to facilitate communication in the detainee library, where the holy books were graciously provided by American forces - those pigs. In protest, members of the Religion of Peace retaliated against the violence committed against their sacred words on paper by killing two American soldiers, rioting in the streets, attacking forces in charge of Afghan security, and beheading at least four fellow civilians... peacefully, of course.

No word yet on whether President Obama will also be apologizing for forcing Catholics to provide abortions and pay for contraception against their deepest held convictions. I suspect the answer is no.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Yes, It's Socialized Medicine

Lost in the debate over the contraception mandate and how it infringes upon religious liberty protected by the first amendment (and it does) is that even for the non-religious individual, a health care choice has been stripped completely from their hands and placed in the hands of one authoritarian master, the HHS Secretary. I can think of a number of people who have no need for contraception besides the family-planning Catholic, either because they are celibate, sterile, a monogamous gay couple, or seniors past their child-bearing years. And yet the government has asked them to subsidize everybody else's frisky urge (and STD) from the promiscuous teenager to the common street prostitute.

If every health insurance plan is required to cover "free" contraception by government fiat, there is in fact only one plan and no choice. The Left can act all they want like health insurance still operates in a free market, but twenty companies offering five different plans with 85% of coverage mandated by the HHS Secretary doesn't leave much room for choice. It's really a front for socialized medicine with the option to buy from several different intermediaries.

The appearance of choice is not choice at all, and it's certainly not freedom. It's the worst kind of tyranny in many ways, because the government lies about the citizen's alternatives to keep them from revolting, disguising their motives because they know that it's not the will of a free people. This is the matrix Obama and the Democrats have created around us, and I'm afraid the contraception controversy is just the beginning. Of course it's unconstitutional, but it's also a very intentional transformation of the relationship between the individual and the state in favor of the state.

Another power grab orchestrated by the Left. Let history judge those who went along with it harshly.