Obamacare is now sitting in the hands of the Supreme Court. The decision is there to determine whether this is an unconstitutional law and should be rejected. So much weighs in the balance. If this law is found constitutional, it will change the nature of the relationship between the people and the government, especially Obama.
Obama’s plan is socialized medicine, and socialized medicine has not worked wherever it has been implemented. We can look at Great Britain, Canada and Cuba. Quality of care drops considerably. People wait for months to see a doctor and longer for operations, often dying during the wait. To learn more how socialized medicine is failing in Canada, go to www.sickandsickermovie.com.
As always with socialist systems, there will not be enough money to provide the care we have now. Decisions will need to be made about who will get care, how much and what kind. This definitely will lead to rationing and death panels. Sanctity of life will be crushed by the use of abortions, euthanasia and “worth to society” to control population growth.
I believe we can do much better. Even with the broken system we have now, we still have the best care in the world. There was a column on April 1 by David Ignatius, who related how hospitals are consolidating to provide optimal service at cost saving efficiency (“Our new world of health-care delivery”). They are looking at many innovative ways to provide the best care and services for their patients. I’m sure these measures will help to bring the cost of health care down.
We don’t need to build another huge government bureaucracy to manage our health care. This only increases the risk of waste and corruption running the cost beyond all expectations. Medicare has proved this to be true. We can use what we have now and make it work better. Government is the least-best answer to this problem.
Certainly, health care is among the top priorities. However, are we willing to sell out our freedom to get a system that will fall far short? The more we allow government to control our lives, the more we are on our way to tyranny. Make no mistake, Obamacare will be a giant step in that direction. And once that direction is in process, it is very hard to reverse.
Cameras in the classroom
Hooray for the parents who had the idea to record what was happening to their children at school (“Parents record problems at school,” April 26).
Talk about bullying, these are extreme cases of bullying by teachers, much worse than by other students. I think the story ended with the proper idea: cameras in all classrooms and hallways.
Teachers have for years been assaulted by students, so this would also protect them.
There is little downside to recording all classroom activity. It would let board of education members and school superintendents see how effective certain teaching ideas are.
Post notices that all activities in a building are being recorded, and let the wise beware. Who knows how much illegal activity may be curbed.
Gerald C. Wise Sr.
Romney begins to shake
After spending months trying to convince the tea party faithful that he’s far more conservative than his record shows and trying to convince all the racist voters that he’s against “illegal immigrants,” Mitt Romney is furiously shaking that Etch-A-Sketch, preparing to convince average, moderate voters that he’s not the far-right, racist conservative that he’s been campaigning as.