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Health Care Bill Is About Control, Not Health Care
By Doug Patton
October 21, 2009
The entire Declaration of Independence, including all 56 signatures, is contained on a single hand-written sheet of paper.
The full and complete original Constitution of the United States of America is printed on six pages. The first four pages contain the basic text of the founding document. Page five is the letter of transmittal to the British government. And the sixth and final page contains all ten of the initial amendments, known as the Bill of Rights.
Karl Marx laid out The Communist Manifesto in a mere 23 pages.
The English translation of Dostoevski's Crime and Punishment is 718 pages, while Tolstoy's War and Peace weighs in at 1,225 pages. And try as she might, even Ayn Rand could manage only 1,069 pages in her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged.
My personal, large-print New King James copy of the Bible contains 1,426 pages of text, a 64-page concordance and six pages of maps.
What do these momentous documents have in common with each other? They all contain fewer pages than the bloated Senate health care bill, S. 1796, which totals a ridiculous 1,502 pages.
In other words, the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, the father of modern Communism, three of history's most prolific Russian writers and even God Almighty Himself didn't need as many words to get their entire message across as the self-important blowhards in Congress trying to express themselves on one single issue: health care.
But let's be honest. What's going on in Washington right now is not really about health care; it is about control.