The Bible vs Obamacare, The Affordable Care Act, Single-Payer or Any Other Government Take-Over of Health Care …
Whether it is Democrats or Republicans, to the extent politicians control health care, the more they do, the worse things will be.
Why do I make such a strong statement?
I. Our Government’s current secular philosophy militates against the Biblical truth about the sanctity of human life.
Law in our country has been more and more shaped by a quality of life philosophy. Government run, “affordable” health care is grounded in the “Quality of Life” rather than the Biblical “Sanctity of Life” ethic.
Here is a quote from Ezekiel Emmanuel, one of the authors of Obamacare and a strong proponent of single-payer, he is speaking of turning 75.
“Here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic. By the time I reach 75, I will have lived a complete life. I will have loved and been loved. My children will be grown and in the midst of their own rich lives. I will have seen my grandchildren born and beginning their lives. I will have pursued my life’s projects and made whatever contributions, important or not, I am going to make. And hopefully, I will not have too many mental and physical limitations. Dying at 75 will not be a tragedy. Indeed, I plan to have my memorial service before I die. And I don’t want any crying or wailing, but a warm gathering filled with fun reminiscences, stories of my awkwardness, and celebrations of a good life.”
Read between the lines, and according to Emmanuel, government-controlled health care, as he would like it, would mean Mandatory DEATH at age 75.
One of my best friends, who is about to turn 93, got her driver’s license at 75. She walks three miles a day and her contribution to my and other’s lives around her is priceless.
Of course, single-payer would take the decisions about death out of the hands of the family. They would be relieved of the guilt of not taking care of an elderly father or mother. The government would be exterminating mommy or daddy, not the child.
Additionally, imagine politicians and bureaucrats deciding whose lives have “the quality” to make them worthy of health care.
Is “Vote for me, or DIE!” really that hard to imagine in our currently charged political climate? If your life does not have value because you are created in God’s image; if it is dependent upon what a politician values, we have seen again and again in the history of the world, that those who are deemed “political opponents” have been killed off again and again! The Bible says it like this, twice –
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12 NKJ)
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 16:25 NKJ)
We have already seen this in regard to abortion, allowed originally for rape, incest and the life of the mother. Now, the life of the mother can mean “lifestyle” of the mother and if she feels burdened by a baby or her boyfriend threatens to leave her, or an million other reasons, abortion is on demand.
The Biblical truth of the Sanctity of Life has led doctors, scientists and others to study, even at great expense, to find cures. However, the expense is not needed when life is not valued.
Additionally, the only way, adding politicians and bureaucrats to the nation’s health care payrolls, will reduce costs, these people LOVE MONEY, will be killing people off rather than healing them. The quality of life ethic means some people, likely MANY PEOPLE won’t have a quality of life worth the expense.
This will include if Ezekiel Emmanuel and his ilk get their way, not only the elderly but also many children, who are not yet paying taxes. A young child whose medical bill gets too high will be killed as well.
II. Our Government’s insatiable desire to RULE us and control us like cattle is a fearful thing. Consider that as much as politicians are liars, occasionally the truth slips out.
This is the appeal to politicians who don’t want to touch Obamacare or single payer with a ten-foot pole for themselves, it provides no real health care, no as Congressman John Dingell said it is all about getting “control (over) the people.”
This is why some Republicans are having trouble with this now. Single-payer, Government controlled healthcare is the LORD-of-the RINGS!
It needs to be thrown into a great fiery pit! It should have been REPEALED, thrown in that pit yesterday, or the day before, or the day before that.
However, the longer Republicans wear this ring, the more they, especially the corrupt ones, are calling it, “their Precious” and struggling with repealing it!
The ultimate control any politician can have is control over people’s lives, controlling life and death. Hitler had this in Germany, yes, he had single-payer health care before he started killing off the Jews and others he counted undesirables.
Those who right now call baby killing “health care” will not have trouble calling the killing of the elderly “euthanasia” or “health care” as well.