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Idaho to implement ButchCare?
(Oct 1, 2007)
Let's not confuse freedom with fascism. Freedom to voluntarily choose
and exchange is an inherent right and the basis for a free market. A
state mandate to force commodities or services down everybody's throat is
Boise, ID – Whoa, shut up, gather around,
and listen up, cow girls. Our cowboy Gov Clement Leroy "Butch" Otter
thinks he knows best when it comes to flossing your teeth and how much
broccoli you should eat on Wednesdays.
In a secret closed-door
meeting held by Gov Otter last August, the Gov's "health experts" decided
that "health care is a right, not a privilege."
A brief analysis of this non
sequitur proclamation of reciprocal rip-off rights... let's see now,
computer manufacturers have the right to receive "free" health care from
doctors and nurses AND, therefore, doctors and nurses have the right to
receive "free" computers from computer manufacturers... Oh, wait, I
mean state-mandated prices for "free" medical care AND, therefore,
state-mandated prices for "free" computers, right? No free market
prices in ButchCare since, remember, it's a state-mandated health care
system, not a voluntary free market system.
But, wait. What about
the farmers and plumbers and car dealers? Do they get to receive
state-mandated "free" health care from doctors and nurses, too? Of
course they do. And, just to be fair in our New Deal Fascist State
Health Care system, the doctors and nurses will receive state-mandated
"free" potatoes, "free" toilet cleaning, and "free" Mercedes Benzs from our
state's farmers, plumbers, and car dealers.
After all, if health care is a
right -- a right to receive a commodity or service from others, then
everybody has the right to receive all commodities and services from
everybody else, AND all market prices can be set by government committees --
or a 1975 Sears Mail Order Catalogue, right? Quod erat demonstrandum,
Our advice to Gov Butch Otter (a
Libertarian-on-Monday, GOP-on-Tuesday, Liberal-on-Wednesday,
Socialist-on-Thursday, Fascist-on-Friday, cowboy-on Saturday, and
Catholic-on-Sunday): stick to roping horsies, Governor. You are
way, way off your pony on socialist health care. Let's just bring this
rodeo back to the private free market and Laissesz-faire. Why?
For the same reason that nobody has the right to ride your ponies, Butch. --
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