posted on Dec, 7 2013 @ 07:25 PM
Perhaps you can reveal the instances where the Christ insisted that people have the right to other peoples resources (time, property) by force and
penalty of law?
If you are referring to the taxes, Jesus made it pretty clear: "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's." Money was made by man for man (at least in
theory). If you want to play their game, you have to play by their rules. Of course, they made the rules and they can change the rules at will.
I do agree with you in theory; my greatest concern is for the growing number of hard-working people who cannot afford their own insurance, but do pay
plenty in taxes and other ways for the healthcare for others they cannot benefit from themselves. Obviously, payroll taxes and federal taxes that
directly supply healthcare for our poor, our elderly, our disabled, as well as government employees, etc. But also in indirect ways, from student
loans to research grants, and government agencies like the FDA to protect the safety of people from drugs they'll never be able to afford -- others
will, those who can still afford healthcare, but not everyone. There's something very very wrong when people with so little are forced to sacrifice
for people who have so much more. And it's very very disturbing to me when those people with so much more (access to affordable quality healthcare,
made possible in large part by tax dollars) are willing to take the sacrifice of those with so much less, but deny them the same thing (access to
affordable quality healthcare). This is literally health redistribution -- taking from some for the benefit of others.
It seems to me we have two choices: We re-think how we deliver healthcare in a way that provides everyone healthcare with the most freedom of choice
possible; or we take ALL tax dollars off the table, and allow healthcare to function on a free-market level. If that means people dying in the
streets because they can't get healthcare, so be it. I guess we'll deal with it. If that means people dying on the side of the road because we no
longer send ambulances, so be it. We'll find a way to deal with it. If that means no more drugs researched and developed because pharmaceutical
companies can't afford it, so be it. We'll deal with it.
Is that better for anyone, including you and your loved ones?
Of course we could do better by finding a way to serve the common and best interests of all, and understanding that money is a tool... not a weapon.
And should be our servant, not our master.