The socialist project to create government control of health care took a hit this year when Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act (an excellent example of misnomers that socialist use), was declared unconstitutional by Reed O’Connor, federal district judge in Fort Worth, Texas, in the case of Texas v. Azar. Now we can hope the 5th Circuit in New Orleans and the Supreme Court will let Judge O’Connor’s decision stand.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1944 State of the Union address announced that in a prosperous America, “[w]e cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people — whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth — is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.” Outlining his plan to fulfill a Second (economic) Bill of Rights — the economic right to comfort, free from want or insecurity, an assurance of a government guarantee of good income, housing, medical care, education, even good recreation.
How nice that FDR had such ambitious utopian plans, but is it possible he was more interested in government expansion and control than in the necessitous citizen? Is socialism really about removing want or making the government all-powerful? […]
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