I typically do not talk politics in a very public place. My beliefs are too difficult to explain to your random person in the grocery store. Most of
the time, when it comes up, I just listen.
That didn't happen today.
As many know, the healthcare bill
are not being televised.
This came up while I was in line today at the store. Two people were talking about it.
They talked about the health care bill and how it is going to solve all the issues and how hopefully it will lead to a universal system. I think they
meant single payer, but these weren't the brightest of people. I just stood there, thinking. They got to the negotiations being held in private, and
one of them said that they did not like it because Obama had promised the opposite.
Then, the other person had the audacity to say that he preferred it that way, if that's what it takes to get it passed. The other person kind of
shrugged and nodded. Then the man went on to say that they shouldn't televise any negotiations because it leads to public outcry, and that people are
just too dumb to really know better. He was, of course, referring to Tea Partyers and other protesters.
What you say!?
I had to say something. If only to make my mind stop making the nails-on-a-chalkboard sound.
I told him that it was the politicians that didn't know better and that they were the ones living in a fantasy. When the polls look up, it is an
exuberant mandate from the masses. When the polls look down, the masses are a bunch of dumb, racist, hilljacks. Our government has forgotten its
purpose. It isn't here to control us, but to let us control ourselves. (I didn't go too far)
Some people have forgotten what freedom is, others don't care. They are like free range chickens that are unaware of the ever tightening grasp of
control. One day, our head will be cut off and we will be fed to the very system we praise.
I hate the store.
DISCLAIMER: I know there are intelligent liberals and conservatives alike. I am not trying to paint a picture of an entire ideological group, just
these individuals that rather offended my inner Murray Rothbard.