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Author: Bob Webster
Date:  March 25, 2010

Topic category:  Government/Politics

How to Stop Government Insanity

The American people can take their government back from the socialist hacks who have taken control. This November elect a new House dominated by new members pledged to uphold our Constitution by defunding every unconstitutional government excess. The House is responsible for all appropriations. It is a simple matter to starve unconstitutional programs of funding while working to eliminate or devolve them to their proper constitutional domain in those states that wish to continue such programs at their own cost.

Defenders of this abomination called "Obamacare" seem to believe in the fairy tale of a "free lunch".

There ain't no such thing.

The ultimate destiny of government-controlled health care in the US is poorer quality and the arresting of significant advances in treatments. Ironically, government control destroys the things that are more responsible for the increased health and longevity in the US than any government program could dream to achieve.

Note how splendidly Medicare and Medicaid have worked. Both have resulted in spiraling costs and both cannot be financially sustained.

The fools who support greater government control of their lives care little about future generations - their children, grandchildren, etc. - because they are a selfish lot who only want someone else to pay for their way, even if it's future generations who pay the bill.

Only an imbecile could believe that the insurance industry can work by government fiat.

Everyone already has health care in this country. It is obtained by going to any hospital emergency room and qualifying for charity care.

If you can afford to pay for insurance and do not, then that is your decision and you should pay up and live with the consequences of your decision.

If you cannot afford to pay, you will be treated as a charity case by going to any emergency room. Every hospital has a charity care program to care for those who cannot afford insurance or treatment costs.

All you lovers of the arts take note that private funds from philanthropists and donations pay for most of the facilities you enjoy. Do you think a government-run society will fund arts when the costs for health care, government homes, government transportation, etc., continue to skyrocket without sufficient tax income to support their costs? That is the ultimate destiny of any nation that buys the "free lunch" argument. Bigger government leads to less private enterprise which leads to fewer privately employed workers which leads to lower tax income which leads to higher taxes for the ever-lower numbers of tax payers. This common sense understanding is lost to believers ine "free lunch" progressivist/liberal economic fantasies.

The best tactic the American people have to correct this monstrosity and get their government back in the hands of sane, constitutionalist representatives is to elect a solid constitutionalist House that simply refuses to fund any of these socialist programs. The House is responsible for ALL appropriations (so don't blame any president for the atrocious debt this government has run up - to do so would merely confirm ignorance) and it can withhold appropriations from unconstitutional programs.

Obviously, the Republican Party would be easier to reform with constitutionalists than would be the Democrat Party (which has become the party of those who know nothing about our Constitution and care even less about it). Tea Party efforts should be concentrated on rebuilding the Republican Party with Independent voters, Conservative voters, and both Republican and those few non-progressivist Democrat voters who actually believe our Constitution should be upheld.

Once the House is taken back from the socialists, the new leadership should simply refuse to fund any unconstitutional agency (e.g., government health care, Education, Energy, etc.).

If the House fails to fund a government program, it will die from funding starvation.

No society can be truly free without a free economic system. Capitalism is the only free economic system and it is the natural economic system that arises in the absence of bungling governmental interference.

To all the devotees of socialist/progressivist/liberal notions:  Can you name one government social program that has ever sustained itself by having its benefits pay for its cost? You cannot. Because it has never happened.

Bob Webster
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Biography - Bob Webster

Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.

A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.

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