I see ObamaCare as the greatest threat to our freedom that has ever faced this nation. Its implementation, even if in the form of a much weaker version, will eventually grow into a treasury-busting, economy-strangling, nation-killing, out-of-control monstrosity that will be next to impossible to reign in, much less kill.
Mark Steyn, in his usual inimitable style, has weighed into this, and believes ObamaCare may just be inevitable:
You can find Mark's entire column here.
The president needs to get something passed. Anything. The details don't matter. Once it's in place, health care "reform" can be re-reformed endlessly. Indeed, you'll be surprised how little else we talk about. So, for example, public funding for abortions can be discarded now, and written in – as it surely will be by some judge – down the road. What matters is to ram it through, get it done, pass it now – in whatever form.
If this seems a perverse obsession for a nation with a weak economy, rising unemployment and a war on two fronts, it has a very sound strategic logic behind it. As I wrote in National Review a week or two back, health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture. That's its attraction for an ambitious president: It redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state in a way that hands all the advantages to statists – to those who believe government has a legitimate right to regulate human affairs in every particular.
I am struggling to remain optimistic that this legislative lunacy will not see the light of day in the end, as I am (perhaps naively) trusting that millions of concerned Americans are going to be giving their respective representatives who support this bill no small ration of hell during the recess.
I am also holding out hope that the blue hairs, despite the perplexing pro-ObamaCare propaganda spewing forth from the AARP, which appears more concerned with toeing the liberal line than it is with the lives of its aging members, figure out that ObamaCare is nothing less than a post-natal abortion program for our nation's seniors, it just might hit the fan in earnest.
Even if your particular congress critter is opposed to MediCare's ugly twin sister, do not make the mistake of letting up on them. Keep contacting their offices, attending the town hall meetings (if your representative still has the courage to hold them), and let your voice be heard.
We have to stop this hideous legislation, as the future of the America we all grew up in depends on it.