Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SCHIP and Dips

I have to break from many of my fellow Republicans again.

In Washington, I have Representative Michael Burgess and Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison. A conservative really could not ask for much better. Although I am.

Usually, Senator Hutchison rates a bit lower than her counterpart or my Representative. So far, on the topic of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (Should that not be "Childrens'"? - I took it straight from the government site.) she has been mute. That is better than both Burgess and Cornyn.

I will start by saying that I would like for the Federal Government to be rid of the business of health care and insurance. At best it destroys what could be a good market for private discount insurance companies. At worst, it takes the property of others and creates an entire class of government dependants.

Both of my so called conservative Congressmen support it.

Even Representative Burgess touts it as being Constitutional. I realize that there is nothing specific in the constitution prohibiting a federal health insurance program but there certainly is in general terms:

From the Constitution of the United States of America

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

First the program would include poor children and then the near poor. After that it would include poor adults and then near poor. Eventually, socialist doctrine would win and everyone would become a ward of the state, and subject to the terms of it, all in the name of "health."

Redistribution of wealth may have been a noble act when fighting Anglo tyranny in 1200's. Today, it is theft, regardless of whether or not it is illegal, by way of breaking into someone's house, or legal, by way of taxes. And when implemented by the latter means, it is tyranny.

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