Instead of arguing over the particulars of the health care bill, let's just go to the core of the debate.
So now that the fifth bill on health care reform is out, here comes the next round of arguments. Meaning that Conservatives will have to restate everything we've already said because all the stuff we were opposed to in the first four bills has been combined into the new legislation.
Personally, I'm tired of giving Liberal idiots sources they never read, reminding them of political promises now being broken, and pointing out the gross hypocrisy of the liberal Congress. Lefties don't care. They hear the word "free" and they're sold. Which is kind of interesting when you consider that they dub anyone opposed to health care reform "greedy" and "selfish."
Talk about "greedy" and "self serving." Conservatives aren't the ones out there demanding that someone else pay for their health care/school/retirement/whatever. Conservatives aren't the ones out there demanding that the government use threats and coercion to force their neighbors into systems said neighbors might not like.
Libs want to defend themselves by claiming that they'll tax "the rich" who "already have enough." That's funny when you consider that the Left marches around with that smug, holier-than-thou glow as they lecture the rest of us about being non-judgmental and forsaking stereotypes. Nice that they leave out a definition of "rich" so that poor, blue-collar, working-class Joes like Michael Moore can join their mob without having to feel bad.
A more obnoxious argument is, "You don't like government? Then you should pull out of fire and police then."
Yeah right, there is no difference at all between a 1,900-page Socialized Medicine law --which will affect all people inside the boundaries of the United States -- and local law enforcement. Not one single difference. None at all. Thank you for pointing that out.
I got a better challenge: name one thing that is better because the federal government got involved. We constantly hear about how Social Security and welfare are underfunded. There's all these federal projects which are slow and coming to us with poor service. And even Liberals think so. Remember the FEMA response to Katrina? They want to blame Bush for that. If that's true, then the bigger lesson would seem to be that the quality of federal service depends on who's running the show.
And now they want the same bunch, with a long, sad history of failure, running our health care? Does that really sound like a good idea?
I can't help but wonder if these are some of the same attitudes that white Europeans had during the Age of Discovery: they came across Stone Age cultures and decided to teach them a better way. And all those Europeans asked for in return was a little work done on their farms. If anyone wanted out of this system, that was too bad. Everyone was locked in and all the workers were treated the same.
But we in 2009 are so much better than the ignorant explorers of yesteryear. They weren't actually motivated by the desire to help others; that's why they forced a system on the people they met. Of course, no one will be able to opt out of supporting the system we're about to impose, but our motives today are pure. See how good and virtuous we are now?
I've argued with tons of Lefties. Trust me: they don't listen, try to understand, or care. Everyone who disagrees with them is an evil racist, sexist, homophobe driven by intolerance. And that's why it's okay for them to go on narrow-minded rants: teabaggers, evil white males, racists, etc., without even trying to understand the arguments of the other side.
They're going to try to impose their system on the rest of us, doesn't matter what we think or want. Never try to get in the way of Liberals and what they think they're owed by virtue of their existence.
Jeremy Meister is a radio host and film maker in a hidden location in the Midwest. He can be reached at Meister@windstream.net.