Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What he said

As long as there has been Socialism there have been Statists and Socialists to promote its spread in America, from perennial loser Eugene V. Debs to the momentarily successful Barack Obama. The Statists have been pushing for Socialized medicine for well over half a century, and they are as close to getting it implemented as they ever have been. They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

In order to prevent the catastrophic intrusion to our liberty that they desire, we must be vigilant. We must argue. We must show how Obama's "public option" is nothing of the sort. It is nothing but a blatant foot in the door in an attempt to open the flood gates to full blown socialized medicine. We can't let that happen. This is the most articulate, impassioned, and informed speech I have heard on the topic. Sadly, it is 48 years old:

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