Why not ObamaCare? After all, every American should have access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. But an American’s healthcare decisions should be made by patients and their doctors, not government bureaucrats. America needs targeted, market-driven, patient-centered solutions to address the costs and underlying causes of barriers to access rather than a one-size fits all, government-run health care system.
But perhaps the most insulting portion of ObamaCare is the effort to destroy our freedom of conscience. ObamaCare demands that Americans will directly pay for ending the life of an unborn child. So Americans, all Americans, regardless if you oppose abortion on conscience grounds, as I do, will be forced to pay for abortions under the new law. Whether you believe in the practice of abortion or not, your money will help someone get one. ObamaCare forces faith-based hospitals and other social service providers and religious organizations to provide employees with health insurance that covers free birth control and sterilization procedures — including the morning-after pill — and it forces them to also pay for abortions.
This also clearly violates current law that has long prohibited some funding for abortion, as well as funding for insurance plans that include abortion. Taxpayer dollars cannot subsidize abortion plans that include elective abortion. Under ObamaCare, this new rule would do just that — even for late-term abortions. Pro-life Americans will need to pay for infanticide for hire.
The major provisions of ObamaCare assert that government is the source of our rights. That’s liberal progressive donkey dust. Our rights come from God, not government. When government defines what rights Americans can have, they can also take those rights away. With ObamaCare, the government has told us we must have health insurance. It has taken away the fundamental rights of conscience and religion by forcing you to practice them in the way it wants.
The socialist ideology underlying ObamaCare raises important questions that will define our country’s future. Do we believe that we need government to do things for us better than we can do for ourselves? Or will we believe, as our founders did, that rights come to us from God, who also gave us the freedom to build a great and just society not from the top down, but from the bottom up?
***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media and Co-Producer of Liberty Today, a weekly television program seen on cable systems in most of South Dakota***