We still must wait for the formalities of the Senate version,then the compromise final bill,and finally the rubber stamp from Obama.All are guaranteed,we just don't know the specifics or dates yet.It is assured that this era will go down in history as one of the final nails in the coffin of liberty as the healthcare bill passes.
I'm in my 40's and I've always been a little detached reading the history books about epic events in the history of America.The revolution,the civil war,slavery,the industrial revolution,the great depression,the world wars.These events are compelling,fascinating reading about how we came to be where we are today.
Now,our generation will have contributed to the volume on social entitlement programs that exchange freedom for dependency on government.We already have the failures of social security and medicare/medicaid to draw upon,yet the progressives have mastered the magic formula for when to strike upon the fears and weaknessess of everyday Americans to steal away another slice of liberty.
Always under the guise of compassion and enacted in times of duress,these sinister programs are permanent now and those that are victim to them don't have an alternative any longer.Even if they realize one day what has happened to them and their freedom,it's too late in the game to change it.
It's rather ironic that we are already setting the stage for the next phase.It may be decades again,or not,but the massive costs and huge amounts of fraud and corruption are assured with healthcare and will be used as justification for some other takeover of a portion of our liberty just as we hear of medicare today.
These events were sealed in fate on election day last year.It was predicted by many just as the future power grabs will be.Human nature certainly isn't too hard to predict particularly when power and greed and the corruption of the human soul is involved.
Unfortunately,these shortcomings must be too much for us to overcome.Every great society has imploded eventually despite having history as a guide and apparently we will be no different.These societies have all had naysayers and prophets to warn of these events to no avail.Is it possible to reverse course?I certainly have no answer,only hope that real change will occur.More to come...