Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When in doubt, trot out the kids

Well, here’s the winner of the DNC’s healthcare reform video contest that will soon be airing in a primetime near you, titled fittingly, “I deserve healthcare”.

It’s not a bad video because in 30 seconds it embodies two central themes of statism: entitlement and guilt.

The notion that healthcare is some sort of right is what proponents of Obamacare hang their hat upon first and foremost. Offshoots of healthcare is a “right” are “every other nation has healthcare” and “profits need to be taken out of healthcare”. Next time you hear that, ask the person if that high-minded indignation will dictate whether or not they will purchase food for their family next time they are at the grocery store. Or if an auto manufacturer’s profit margin will trump concerns like safety, reliability and gas mileage the next time they are shopping for a car.

But forget about all that. Are you going to be the heartless dirtbag that denies these cute little tykes healthcare? How could you ever live with yourself if some child’s family was found to be homeless as a result of a broken leg? It’s a pandemic that has been swept under the carpet for years, this Sudden Broken Limb-Homeless Syndrome and we finally have a chance to do something about it. Are you going to stand in the way of fighting SBLHS? We didn’t think so.

Unfortunately, no one has the brass to tell these kids it’s a big bad world out there and that, unfortunately, they don’t deserve jack squat. You would think that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness would be the greatest gift granted to mankind but statism doesn’t work that way, instead perverting the meaning of “rights” only so more control can be exerted over the individual.

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