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Obama Health Care: What Would Ben Franklin Do?




Conservatives usually cry out for smaller government. But "smaller government" is a relative concept, isn't it? Smaller than what? Smaller than Abraham Lincoln's miscreation? Smaller than Woodrow Wilson's Frankenstein? Smaller than Franklin Roosevelt's behemoth? Smaller than Barack Obama's monstrosity? Conservatives generally don't have a baseline measure. They leave the door open for hundreds of thousands of government functions which were not included by America's Founding Fathers.

Libertarians also want smaller government ... but smaller than the original United States government created by the Founding Fathers. Libertarians will gladly prove to all who will listen that even Ben Franklin and his friends went too far, relegating too many functions to the Federal Government they set up.

Yet at least libertarians have a starting baseline: No government function is appropriate if it wasn't mentioned in specific detail in the original 1787 Constitution and specifically implemented by the original 1789 U.S. Government.

To be sure, the original Constitution did contain the words "promote the general Welfare," which are subject to every possible good and evil interpretation from laissez-faire capitalism to Marxist socialism. But the Founding Fathers did not have in mind a wealth distribution state. Benjamin Franklin, who was very active and influential in the creation of the U.S. Constitution said this: "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."

Notice that Ben Franklin and his friends purposely did not include universal health care as a function of the government they created. If government mandated health care was so desperately important, as Barack Obama and his cronies would love us to believe, it would have been included as a specified function in the original government.

The truth is government forcing people to sign up for health insurance when they don't want health insurance is tyranny. Here's what Ben Franklin said about tyranny: "Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God."



Is America now a fascist state?

fas-cism
noun
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant party which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.


free-dom
noun
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with some rules, but with no restrictions forced on people.


If you are just waking up to your innate libertarian side and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of Obama's religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged



"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles



For the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles

For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism



“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)

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