Thomas Jefferson

"We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."--Thomas Jefferson

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. "
--John Quincy Adams
US diplomat & politician (1767 - 1848)

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”
-James Madison at the Virginia Ratification Debates
"With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

- James Madison's Letter to James Robertson, April 20, 1831

Friday, December 3, 2010

Beware of Phony Conservatives!!

Before you Republicans and Conservatives get to excited about the new Congress coming in next month, here is a reality check you need to be aware of that us with Libertarian streaks have worried about with the new leadership:

In regards to Obamacare, Republican Majority Leader, Eric Cantor has stated that yes, they want to repeal it but also REPLACE it with an almost equally intrusive piece of garbage legislation! In particular, he has stated that he wants to keep the parts about forcing companies to cover preexisting conditions and allowing children to stay on their parents’ plan until age 26!!!

Both of these ridiculous notions will simply guarantee MUCH higher premiums for all and reduce overall available coverage. Forcing preexisting conditions to be covered is like forcing demanding car insurance after you have wrecked your car or homeowner’s insurance after you have burned down your house! And allowing children to stay on their parents’ plan until 26?? Are you kidding me? What so little Johnny can stay home and leach off his parents (and the rest of society) while he plays XBOX in his basement? Last time I checked, you are no longer considered a “child” after you turn 18 or 21 anyways! Hey Johnny, GO GET A JOB!!

Both are simply symptoms of our entitlement and lack of personal responsibility culture that we have fallen into. There is simply no reason to force the rest of society to pay for YOUR goodies because you didn’t prioritize your life and make the right the choices to make you a productive member of society!

(Oh and before you whiny libs complain to me about being heartless, no one is talking about not taking care of the most needy and vulnerable in our society but it is up to families, churches, and communities to care for these situations NOT THE FEDERAL TAX PAYER! Our problem is we have raised the bar of what is considered needy in this country to simply have an excuse to grow government and dependency!)

As I and others have stated many times there are NUMEROUS ways to lower the cost of insurance and dramatically increase access to it for all—even those with preexisting conditions—that DO NOT involve a federal mandate and bureaucracy to achieve which only ends up having the opposite effect! Representative Cantor and the other so-called Republicans should take heed and understand such talk will be resisted and defeated!

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