As the U.S. House of “Representatives” (as if any human being can adequately “represent” even one single other in any matter at all — let alone hundreds of thousands) comes near to voting upon whether or not to force almost all Americans to buy health insurance — or face fines, jail … or if one resists adamantly enough, death — by 2014, very few in the press, or anywhere, are talking about what this entire health care “debate” is really all about.
Here’s what CNN had to say about Obama’s latest actions:
President Obama on Friday continues his health care push at George Mason University.
[Note: I can’t possibly imagine a collectivist leftie like Obama even showing his face at such a libertarian venue as GMU, but if he wants to be booed loudly, I guess that’s his business.]
In a speech, the president will frame the vote as a choice between a “victory for the insurers” or “victory for the American people,” White House officials say.
Obama will also take aim at Washington and its “inability to do the right thing so much of the time,” the officials say.
That, the president’s aides say, is the same message he will give members of Congress.
Obama is expected to meet with and call Congress members after his morning speech. Over the past several days, Obama made more than two dozen phone calls and met with more than two dozen members of Congress as he tries to rally votes, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday.
To characterize yet another government obligation at gunpoint as a “victory for the American people” is an assertion so grotesque and perverted I’m wondering if it crawled out of a freak tent at a circus and into Obama’s woefully Marxist head. This is to say nothing that all honest estimates of the effects of Obama’s “compromise” legislation would ultimately hike existing health insurance costs by an additional 10-13% during the first few years after it were to take effect.
I will agree, however, with Obama about Congress’s “inability to do the right thing so much of the time,” with an amendment: How about “all of the time?” How about they’re doing wrong automatically by the very fact that they exist and have throngs of gendarmes to use lethal violence if they deem it necessary to control the populace’s lives, liberties, and individual property. Yet Obama knowingly presses on, determined to place this new threat on the backs of Americans who have already lost so much of their individual freedom to this belligerent monstrosity known as government.
Annabel Park, founder of the so-called Coffee Party (intended to poke fun at and disdain the mainstream-media dubbed Tea Party movement), and long-time Obama supporter, according to blogger Kurt Nimmo at the quasi-libertarian site infowars.com, had this to say about her party’s philosophy:
“The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government,” the Coffee Party USA website explains. “We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them.”
So I guess that when obligations are placed on people’s money and lives, and then enforced with violence, that such actions do not make those engaging in them an enemy in Park’s wholly illogical and unthinking thought processes.
Contemplate the fact that, according to the FedBizzOps website, on March 8 the U.S. Department of Education stated that they intend to purchase 27 Remington Model 870 Police 12/14 shotguns (firearms that we “civilians” can only own with a Federal Firearms Permit). I ask, Ms. Parks: What does killing people have to do with educating them? Or perhaps, they’re not really interested in educating, but rather, indoctrinating. And maybe Obama’s not really worried about helping people stay alive and healthy, but rather, enslaving them and soaking them dry financially.
What Park and others like her don’t understand is that government is fundamentally nothing but violence, and hence, yes, an enemy. No claims of “collective will” can dodge that fact. And if the government credo is that of Parks and her ilk, than she and they are evil as well. And an enemy to be opposed, and defeated. Not by bullets … or by ballots, but by disintegrating the senseless apparatus of government altogether.