Sunday, June 22, 2008

When in Doubt Check History

What is happening in this country? Has everyone gone crazy? They say education is important and it is. What they need to be teaching is more history, American and European. There is a lot of talk about nationalizing things. Lets take the two most talked about areas one at a time.

First lets talk about medicine. I can not believe that they are still pushing this. The influx of people into this country to access medical care is impressive. While everyone may eventually get a chance to receive medical care with socialized medicine, you still have to be alive to receive it. Lines are long and care is sometimes restricted by the patient's age. The older I get the less enthusiastic I become about that prospect. I thought perhaps you might like to see this video.

As you can see, it's not all it's cut out to be. There are a bunch of other testimonials which say the same thing. Americans are not used to waiting for a hamburger let alone for care of a life threatening disease. There is care for the uninsured, if they need it or ask for it.

The next topic is the nationalization of the oil companies. I know these people are out of their minds. Name me one thing that the government has done well. There are some things that are better just because of the magnitude of the job, but that doesn't mean they do it well. If you are old enough to remember back to the 1970's, you will remember the so called "Oil shortage". Eventually, Jimmy Carter and congress slapped a "windfall profits tax" on the oil companies. That only served to drive the oil prices higher. What drove the prices down? We did. We found ways to conserve energy. We used less. Those who could afford it insulated their homes and put in thermal windows. We walked when we didn't need to ride. We bought energy efficient appliances and electronic thermostats. We lowered the heat and put on more clothes. The changes will come only if we demand them. This video shows what happens when the government takes over.

People tend to associate Fascism with people on the right. In reality it comes from the left. We can not let our country go the way of other failed governments. We have to many lives invested to allow the United States to slip into socialism. People come here for opportunity. We should facilitate that not with a "hand out" but with a "hand up". Socialism does not work.

The next five videos are here because I am reading a very interesting book by the speaker on liberal fascism. I think you might be interested in what he has to say. It will give you some insight and provide you with something to do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the work you do and have done. I for one really appreciated the videos posted here. At the least, they back up my own convictions, at the most, I pray they will enable people to sit back and think about what is going on in the state and the country. Surely our nation, stands on a horizon, that most, know not what they are asking for. God forbid they get their ways...again, thanks for all your educational blogging. Keep up the good work.