Berry: Obamacare and America’s moral rotWritten by Thomas Berry | | email@example.com
Obamacare embodies the moral decay that is destroying the soul and spirit of the United States.
The whole premise of Obamacare is greed, envy, and the shirking of personal responsibility. “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country?” No! Demand that your country do for you by taking from others. Rejoice in another’s success? No! Punish the successful by stealing what they earned and giving it to you, and make everyone equal by enslaving all alike to destitution under tyranny.
Obamacare was accepted in naivete and foolishness. “Hope and change” was Barack Obama’s great slogan. Like all skillful sloganeers, he crafted it to the unthinking and the gullible, who welcomed it with mindless screams of joy. The unquestioning belief that change is always good forbade examination of the change that was being proposed and merged with widespread ignorance of basic civics among the voters and blind obedience to the party line by the brainwashed to win the emerging tyrant his victory.
Obamacare was promoted with layer after layer of deceit. “If you like your health plan, you can keep it” is becoming a catchphrase for government dishonesty now that millions of Americans are learning the truth as the health plans they liked are being canceled. Obama knew three years ago, at the start of all this, that cancelations and grossly inflated premiums were the price we would be forced to pay for compliance with his demands – and he did not care. All that matters to him is his power.
In classic Obama form, this wannabe emperor’s first response to his nakedness was to call us all blind. He claimed to have qualified “If you like” on a condition that he never once mentioned while hawking his snake oil. When that lie was exposed, he offered an alleged apology to Americans who had lost their insurance because of his actions. But even this was a deceit; it was words only, with no change of action. Obamacare remains unchanged, and the cancelations mount. It was the apology of an unrepentant addict or, more fittingly, of a child who apologizes for a misdeed with no intent of changing behavior. Indeed: Barack Obama, the manchild president.
Obamacare was passed in deception, subterfuge and insincerity. It was the last dying gasp of an unpopular Congress, and was passed on the slimmest of majorities under a technicality after failing under the normal, Constitutionally sanctioned means of passing legislation. Key votes were bought and paid for in the grandest style of cronyism and corruption that have made Washington a disgrace.
It was implemented with insane levels of negligence and incompetence. While the claims that it cost $634 million are disputed, even if it cost only a dollar the Obamacare website is a fraud. It is so insecure that Consumer Reports warned potential users away from it. Other design failures include inability to sustain a fraction of the traffic it was supposed to bear, and the hiding of critical information from the few users who are able to make it work. Their madness for naked power overriding any shred of common sense, the Obamacrats defrauded us by foisting this colossal embarrassment on us at our massive expense. Their solution? Now, instead of at its initial development, an alleged “A team” of experts is called in to fix it – at even more expense to us.
The deceit spreads to the “navigators” who are employed to enroll applicants by urging them to lie for increased benefits. Any private insurer that did any of this would be run out of business. But why not lie? The socialist proponents of Obamacare frankly do not care about truth, or any other moral; all they care about is their power and how to exert it over the rest of us. The newly announced scheme to ban trans fats is just the beginning of how Obamacare will be used to justify destruction of your freedom.
Obamacare is advertised with appeals to crassness, with ads aimed at the most tawdry and demeaning stereotypes of youthful behavior. Young women are degraded as they entice men with consequence-free sex because Obamacare pays for contraceptives. Young men are urged to save money for more beer by buying Obamacare. As the old saying goes, if it feels good, do it – Obamacare will cover the risks of whatever immorality you want to engage in.
Want to dismiss this commentary as naïve, preachy, out of date, whatever other evasion you want to use? Go ahead – and be happy with your enslavement to tyranny amidst the ruins of a once-great nation. But fear not – Obamacare will cover treatment for the chafing of your chains.
Thomas Berry, for the Children of Liberty.