EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for August 25, 2009
No kidding. The feds want “all baby boys born in the United States” circumcised.
This got me thinking about Obamacare. The government already denies children access to schooling if the children do not have certain vaccines. If we are all on government healthcare — an eventuality if the Democrats have anything to do about it — think about what else they can do to us.
The government could conceivably deny you health coverage unless you alter your diet to fit the whim of a bureaucrat. The government could refuse to pay for your hip replacement if you don’t stop smoking or drinking. The government can do whatever the government wants once you are enslaved to it.
Just look at how the government manipulates individual actions via the tax code. Now add to that mandatory health insurance run by the government.
This isn’t just about saving money and having choices. This is about liberty.
Which, even by modern (read: “Democratic party”) standards, is a fairly big number.
“Antilabor forces say it’s welfare for the UAW and Democrats’ union allies. Labor supporters say it falls short of what’s needed as tens of thousands of union members are pushed into early retirement as employers cut back health care coverage.”
These would be the (generous) health care plans that the UAW essentially extorted out of the auto industry. Also note that this is in addition to the percentage of the auto industries already traded to labor unions in exchange for assumption of obligations stemming from those health care plans.
President Obama has nominated David Michaels to be the assistant secretary for OSHA and is just another in the list of Obama nominee/appointees to be anti 2nd Amendment. After the Virginia Tech tragedy Michaels wrote . . .
One of the leading opponents on Congress of the Democrats’ healthcare plans is Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Over the next two weeks, he will have a series of townhalls in his district to talk about healthcare.
RedState has obtained an email showing the Democrats and Barack Obama’s own Organizing for America are working to actively disrupt Paul Ryan’s townhalls.
In the email, Democrat activists Kelly Gallaher sends out a series of instructions for activists, telling them to keep them secret.