Saturday, December 28, 2013

What's so Great About Government Health Care

I am at a loss to figure out why anyone with healthcare coverage would want to support Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), especially those working in the public sector where quality is akin to HMO plans today. Maybe that is being too generous. To see the final result of a widespread policy, we only need look at the public sector. As regulation and rising costs forces private firms from the market, government will fill the void, and we will all end up with the same low level of coverage government workers receive. In that transition, costs will likely rise significantly as few large firms are left creating a monopolist market conditions. Obamacare was known to anyone with an introductory education in simple economics would have this effect. Except, of course, those making public policy.

Governmet in a nutshell: providing ineffective solutions to the problems it creates.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Anti-Federalists Prophesied The End Of Freedom

Spooner was right, the Constitution enabled government to infringe upon individual rights. From it's inception, the federal government has been a tool of oppression against the lower classes.

"On the eve of the federal convention, and following its adjournment in September of 1787, the Anti-Federalists made the case that the Constitution makers in Philadelphia had exceeded the mandate they were given to amend the Articles of Confederation, and nothing more. The Federal Constitution augured ill for freedom, argued the Anti-Federalists. These unsung heroes had warned early Americans of the "ropes and chains of consolidation," in Patrick Henry's magnificent words, inherent in the new dispensation."

"After 200 years of just such "consolidation"—in the magisterial “Liberty, Order, And Justice: An Introduction to the Constitutional Principles of American Government”—constitutional scholar James McClellan distilled the Anti-Federalist argument with the respect it deserves."