Winning The Debate

Should you have the unfortunate task of engaging a member of the left in a debate about universal healthcare, I recommend the following talking points. Ask these pertinent questions and demand answers. Do not let them evade reason, context drop, or appeal to altruism. Don’t be drawn into argument; you are far too wise to engage in a power struggle with a subjectivist.

  These questions are straight forward and have only one correct answer.  You will soon discover whether you are speaking to a rational individual, a pathological liar, or a pragmatist, who insists reality is malleable and subject to their whim.

  •  How can rationing healthcare improve the quality of healthcare?
  •  How can waiting months for life saving treatments and drugs, improve someone’s quality of life? 
  •  If a layperson bureaucrat intervenes between me and my physician on behalf of the government, and tells my physician how to proceed with my care, does this improve the quality of my care?
  •  How can the government claim to make healthcare more affordable and “budget neutral” buy adding layer upon layer of bureaucracy to manage socialize medicine?
  •  How can insurance industry compete with a government that monopolizes healthcare and imposes antitrust legislation on insurance companies?
  •  When the government creates another monopoly and selectively awards lucrative federal contracts to hospitals, unions, GE, and their political cronies, won’t this drive up the cost of healthcare?
  •  How can the government rationalize seizing control of 6% of the GDP on behalf of only 13 million uninsured individuals?
  •  Who is going to pay for this massive entitlement spending?

 Congratulations! You now know more about heath care reform than most congressmen. It wasn’t as complex as the government, and the left would have you believe. The answer to these questions is obvious to any rational person. It should be easy to identify your adversary. Most likely they will be a statist with a socialistic agenda, or a shiftless entitlement recipient who believes the working class is at their disposal or a pragmatist — most likely a politician — trying to stay in office by buying votes through entitlement spending.

 If the government can’t fund existing entitlement obligations like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, if the government can’t run a cash for clunkers program, or an H1N1 vaccination program, how can it expect to run a massive government health care program?

Politically Correct Insanity

The recent massacre at Fort Hood is just another in a series of attacks on military personnel perpetrated by the jihadist enemy within. Kuwait, March 23, 2003, Camp Pennsylvania, Sergeant Hassan Akbar killed two enlisted men and wounded 14 in a premeditated grenade attack on his fellow officers.

 Not once have I heard this mentioned in light of the recent attack at Fort Hood. Political pundits, the media, and politicians alike are all reluctant to step forward and acknowledge, this is not an isolated incident. They are afraid their reputation and careers may suffer at the hands of the politically correct who now control the media, academia, the courts, and the government of the United States.

 Turning back a page in history, we discover the poster boy of the left, the champion of socialism and the progressive movement, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, issued executive order #9066, interning some 120,000 Japanese Americans in “relocation camps” for fear of espionage during WW II. Back then, we were still a nation of Americans, and the mere threat of an enemy population on our shores during time of war was enough to incarcerate 120,000 civilians, whom, because of nationality, may have been Japanese sympathizers.

 What we are witnessing is the vitriol of the progressive movement; it employs political correctness, and altruism to advance its irrational ideology. What’s the difference between a jihadist in our military and a jihadist on the battle fields of the Middle East; are they not both the enemy? Apparently, our politically correct military cannot identify who the enemy is anymore, if they cannot identify the enemy, let alone destroy them, one must conclude: this country has no business waging any war.  

 Why do we tolerate the evident threat of radical Islam on our shores? Is it because we are afraid to offend them or the politically correct element within our government?  “Oh, did I offend you? I am truly sorry; here, by all means, chop off my head.”

 It seems some would rather sacrifice us to the sword than be politically incorrect, if this be the case, than I want to denounce political correctness in favor of my life, in favor of my liberty, in favor of our civilization.

 

 

WTF!

What in the hell is a Muslim jihadist doing in our military? These jihadists are the enemy! Why are they allowed to enlist, or worse, convert to Islam while serving in the armed forces of this nation?  This is not the first time a Muslim jihadist serviceman has turned and killed fellow soldiers. How many Americans must die, how many families must bleed, must grieve, to satisfy the progressive movement and political correctness of this cancerous government?