Health care takeover is the defining issue of freedom, and of the 2012 election
The 2012 election is not just a contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but a battle between two fundamentally opposite views of America: A land of free people with a constitutionally limited government or a realm of individuals dependent on politicians with unlimited power.
And as Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan notes, “Perhaps no single issue crystallizes the choice before the American people and the contrast between the two parties more than health care.”
Obamacare, with its “unlimited power to force Americans to buy something,” will leave individuals increasingly passive and dependent on their government,” Ryan writes at The American Spectator.
The federal healthcare takeover will also reduce the quality of care, limit access to care, and explode the federal budget. Obamacare “raids Medicare by nearly $700 billion,” Ryan says.
Worse than the prohibitive cost of Obamacare is its absolute destruction of the notion of limited government in America—the idea that allowed America to prosper and the reason why people crossed oceans, risking their lives, to get here.
There is a U.S. Constitution that limits the powers of the federal government, but there is no founding document that curtails the powers of the people. But the Obama administration has turned the Constitution inside out, using it as carte blanche authority to do what it likes even over the objections of the people.