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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Future is Almost Here...

...and it's starting to piss us off.

LOVE YOUR DOCTOR?
Freedom? Liberty? Isn't that what the Democrats tell us they're for? Don't believe it. Scratch the rhetoric and you'll find that just under the surface they're pure totalitarians. Get a load of this from the John-Boy Edwards camp:

Edwards backs mandatory preventive care

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.

"It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. "If you are going to be in the system, you can't choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK."

He noted, for example, that women would be required to have regular mammograms in an effort to find and treat "the first trace of problem." Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, announced earlier this year that her breast cancer had returned and spread.

Edwards said his mandatory health care plan would cover preventive, chronic and long-term health care. The plan would include mental health care as well as dental and vision coverage for all Americans.

"The whole idea is a continuum of care, basically from birth to death," he said.

I'm sure a lot of you think this is nice and a good thing. Some of us, though, work hard to stay completely the hell away from doctors and the whole medical care system. Ramses the Great of Ancient Egypt managed to live into his eighties without taking a single pill and without ever having some quack know-it-all shove a telescope a foot up his rectum. Most of the advances in average life expectancy since then have to do with reducing the incidence of infant and child mortality. You could look it up. You could also spend a minute or two pondering the additional regulations that will probably accompany mandatory preventive care: government control of your diet, your vices, and your leisure time activities. All for your own good, don't you know. While you're at it, take just a second to consider the beneficence of government-mandated mental health checkups. Now tell me again how worried you are about the Patriot Act.

If this is the future, count me out. I'll be the lunatic up in the tower, armed with the biggest arsenal of the biggest guns anyone ever saw. And I'll shoot the first bastard who tries to come near me with a tongue depressor.

Just so you know.







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