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  • March 23, 1775 is the day Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Listen to the speech and how it pertains to the health care bill that was ironically signed on the same day 230 years later.
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  • System Overload
  • Have you noticed how in the past year the shear volume of news coming out of Washington and the speed at which change is being brought about is just breathtaking. Within a month of taking office the President and the new congress had the 787 billion dollar stimulus plan. The congress quickly passed Cap and Trade climate legislation. The health care blitz began after that with the Senate bill being passed on Christmas eve. It took until all of March 23 to pass the Senate bill in the house late on a Sunday night. It was only a day later and with a simple majority that the "fix" bill was passed using budget reconcilliation.

    Somehow they managed to find time during all this to take over the auto industry, the banking industry, the insurance industry and they threw in the college student loan industry as a footnote with health care.

    Without taking a breath they have turned their attention to Net Neutrality and immigration reform. Net neutrality is a way for the government to get their foot in the door to regulate internet content. They claim its about fairness and increasing access but when has government involvement ever increased freedom?

    The internet is the greatest tool in our history for free expression and the sharing of information in the history of man. It is a dangerous instrument if your intent is to lie, bribe, cheat, steal and intimidate people into supporting your agenda. You don't have to look hard to find examples of bribery and coersion committed by this administration. The internet is full of videos showing SEIU members violently attacking people at town hall meetings and using all manner of racial slurs.

    All of what we are seeing is the flawless implementation of strategies laid out by a pair of 60s radicals, Cloward and Piven, and another hero of the left Saul Alinsky and his book "Rules for Radicals".

    Cloward and Piven determined that in order to transform the system you need to crash it and cause it to reset. It is important though to put a framework in place for the system to reset into before the crash occurs. They theorized that the best way to crash the system was to use the poor to overload the government's welfare system. The idea was put into action with breathtaking results in New York City in the 1970s as welfare roles exploded nearly bankrupting the city.

    From American

    Cloward-Piven Government

    The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

    Its hard to see how our current policy could be anything other than an efficient implementation of Cloward and Piven, to intentionally cause the systematic crash of our system so it can reset into something new. We have taken what was a bad economic situation and slammed the accelerator to the floor. What was a worrisome budget deficit is now an unsustainable rapid march to bankrupcy.

    Cloward and Piven is a broad strategy to achieve a systemic reset and Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" provides the low level details. Alinsky's main rule is "The ends justify the means". In other words, do whatever it takes to achieve the goal. Morality doesn't matter, the rules don't matter, the law doesn't matter and the constitution doesn't matter because the ENDS justify the means.

    Alinksy also teaches that when you are hit with a setback, like we saw with the Scott Brown election in Massachusets, the next step is to hit the accelerator. Normal politicians would have stepped back from that election and tried to reset the health care process to work with the other side. These are not normal politicians though, these are Alinksy radicals. Obama went on a country wide tour giving daily speeches on health care declaring it will get done. Nancy Pelosi promised to break through or jump over any barrier to get it done even if that barrier was the American people.

    Health care was the largest piece of the puzzle to ensure the success of Cloward and Piven. The true cost of health care will become apparent in the next few years and no single item will contribute more to the bankrupcy of this nation. Cap and Trade has effectively been won as the EPA can do as more financial damage to the system than Cap and Trade so even if it doesn't pass they still win.

    With the massive entitlement structure in place the next step in Cloward and Piven is to get as many people dependent on it as possible. We have extended unemployment to 99 weeks and are still seeing the number of people collecting grow. Before the health care benefits take effect the next push will be to create a path to citizenship for the 13-20 million illegal aliens. This influx of beneficiares of health care and unemployment will be fuel to complete the system reset Cloward and Piven promises.

    Prior to the election cycle of 2008 health care was probably last on most people's list of important issues facing our country. How did the administration manage to keep this issue in the spotlight and eventually get it passed. They created a crisis even though none existed. Day after day they screamed about tens of millions of uninsured, thousands dying due to lack of care and double digit rate increases by evil insurance companies. They brought out kids whose parents had died from a terminal disease and blamed their death on lack of insurance. As Saul Alinski stated, "the ends justified the means".

    What is important to understand is that the health care bill that is now law does not solve many of the problems they said it would. In fact, the bill actually makes many of the problems worse and causes a series of new problems for the health care system. What it does do is provide a framework so that small changes can be made to put the government in control when a crisis does occur.

    What we end up with is a framework for rapid response to a health care crisis along with a series of rules designed to create that crisis. It sounds ridiculous but it is absolutely true. Lets examine what the bill does and does not.

    Here is what it does

    1. Health insurance plans cannot deny or charge more for pre existing conditions
    2. Health insurance plans cannot have annual or lifetime benefit limits.
    3. 30 million uninsured people will be covered through expanded medicare and tax credits.

    Here is what it does not do

    1. Healthcare overhaul won't stop rate increases.
    2. Healthcare overhaul won't decrease health care costs.
    3. US faces severe doctor shortage.

    So what it does is increase costs on insurance companies and provide full benefits including preventive care to 30 million new patients. At the same time the cost of health care, the actual costs of treatment per patient for doctors and hospitals will continue to go up. With no power to regulate health insurance premiums they will now rise faster than if the healthcare overhaul had never passed.

    Now we have a real crisis. Due to the healthcare overhaul mandates we now have a real crisis that they will argue can only be solved by even more government regulation. The single payer system will now be back on the table as they will argue that the private insurance industry has failed to contain costs without the competition of a government option.

    How much have we allowed our country to be transformed in order to deal with a crisis. From the Saving and Loans scandal of the 80's to the Patriot Act after 9/11, the TARP bailouts, the AIG takeover, the GM and Chrysler takeovers and now healthcare. Crisis after crisis we have handed over freedoms in order to feel safe and with each crisis the real danger grows larger. We have given the federal government so much power now that should the wrong leader be put in place the people would have little recourse to stand in his way. Is that man already in power, only time will tell.

    From The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling
    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return.