Well, on Sunday night, the democrats passed a bill that has bothered the American people since they first heard about it. The health care bill (AKA "Obamacare") is the bill I'm talking about.
And as people are watching it become a reality, some people don't know how far socialized health care goes. I probably don't know even half of it either, but here's a couple things that you might want to know about it.
1. Deficit and more taxes.
Think about how much it is going to cost tax-payers to fund everyone who wants healthcare. I heard (look it up for yourself, I might not be right) that it was going to be about $938,000,000,000. Wow. How can our government get away with that much spending?!
In countries that have socialized health care (Canada, Cuba...) there have always been complaints about the wating time.
3. Big daddy government.
How can anyone think that the government is the answer to most of our problems? Who started the government takeover of businesses? This is one of the things that the old Southerners of '61 were afraid of... Too much government control. That leads to the question, why does the government have to regulate everything that we do now? Why is the government's hand in our everyday lives? Like hunting - you have to get lisences, tags, go to hunter's saftey courses, and in some states get FOID cards. Plus you pay taxes on everything you buy to go hunting. That's just one example, we now have state tax, federal tax, income tax, property tax, sales tax, motor vehicle tax, and others! Where does the government get off thinking that they have a right to all of our money and freedom? I don't like big governments. And this one's out of control.
So that brings up another question. What can we do about it?
The Bible says that we should be praying continually. Pray for those in authority over us.
2. Nullify the law. (call your representatives and senators)
there are several states right now who are suing the federal government for putting this overwhelming burden on their states. If they succeed, their states would be exempt from the health care bill. Now you might be asking - "Is this right? What about the verse in the Bible that says we should submit to every human institution, including kings and governors?" Well... This nation is a 'constitutional republic'. The highest law of the land is not the President, not Congress, not the Supreme Court... It is the constitution! I, for one, believe that the constitution didn't make provisions for nationalized health care for a reason.
3. Wait and Hope.
"And never forget that, until the day comes when God will deign reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!" ~The Count of Monte Cristo.
The passing of the bill might have some people scared of the government, but that's not how we should be acting. The Bible says - "Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." ~ Matthew 10:28
That's my personal rambling for the day.