Obama’s Dislexicalia

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I think Obama has dislexicalia.

Okay, okay, I just made that up. But it’s warranted.   The President said that the Supreme Court ruling on The Affordable Care Act “re-affirmed

a fundamental principal, that here in America, in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no illness or accident should lead to any family’s financial ruin.”

His lexical confusion is on the word, ‘Fundamental.’  Fundamental: serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying: fundamental principles; the fundamental structure. (from Dictionary.com)  Mr. President. Affordable healthcare is not a fundamental principal of America.  Just to educate our Constitutional Scholar president, here is an actual fundamental principal of America: “. . . Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  Nowhere, not a line, not a word, nay, not even a single syllable will you find in the Founding Documents guaranteeing that you will not be financially wiped out due to health issues.  They had doctors in the 1780’s. And those doctors charged for their services. Setting a broken leg, administering topical analgesics, surgeries, and all of the other apothecary costs were being paid to physicians when our lantern bearing, beast-operating, peregrinating forebears found themselves in need of medical attention.  Why didn’t they mandate all of that be paid for by others?  They could have. They were the framers of the Constitution, they were the ones that drew up the Document. They could have put it in. But they didn’t. In the comparatively primitive days of the medical practitioner of the 18th century, health was a far more critical concern than it is today. So why not go ahead and toss it in as one of our Fundamental Principals?   Because they didn’t believe it to be a Fundamental Principal, that’s why!  Freedom and Liberty, yes. Free healthcare and insurance fines, no.

Some might say, The Governmental gates of Grendel have now been flung wide! Uh . . . not quite. Sure, they are open, no argument there. Wide open, like our borders, wide open. But it isn’t due to this ObamaCare ruling from the Supreme Court. Although the widest to date, it’s just another split in the wall. No, the opening started years ago, with mandatory auto insurance.  A friend said of the requirement that all drivers must carry liability insurance, Such a mandate is justified because driving is a privilege, not a right.   Oh, is it?   Just when did traveling in a vehicle you paid for, you maintain, and you fix if it breaks down, become a ‘privilege’?   Let’s go back to our 18th century Framers, for a moment. They had roads. They had the means of mobility, a vehicle for personal and commercial transport. It was known as a buggy, wagon, coach, hansom, the horse and carriage. Try as you might, you won’t find any civil documents detailing the state issuing or requiring licenses for any of the above.  And no one had to buy brancomobile insurance.  Now, I don’t know if that was exactly when the dam of Freedom started to develop fissures, but it sure made way for this healthcare ruling we were just handed down from the Supreme Court.  If the State can force you to buy auto insurance, it can force you to buy health insurance. The big question is, what can it not force you to do? The key word that should worry us is not “insurance”, or “healthcare”. The word that should scare the hell out of us all is “forced”.  Victor Frankel said that the foundation for the Holocaust of the Third Reich was not laid in Germany’s strategic bunkers and war rooms. It was laid in her lecture halls and universities.  The rushing water of tyranny is spraying through the cracks of the structure in a jet stream with violent force. How long will it dam the tons per square inch pressure of freedom-flooding disaster?  Maybe we should ask those with numbers tattooed on their forearms.

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