19 August 2009

An Interesting take on healthcare

I'll be the first to say that there should have been some form of single payer health care in the US for a long time. Not having health care has been an economic drain that I would say has contributed to the collapse of the US economy along with the debt based economic system.

I have to admit a great frustration with US politics. It seems that the lunatics have taken over. Although, I would argue that happened with the reaction to the Revenue Act of 1764.

The United States is a Democracy in the most perjorative form of the word.
From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions. James Madison, The Federalist No. 10, 22 Nov 1787

Rep. Barney Frank addressed this situation quite eloquently "it is a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated. Ma'am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it."

Frustrate their politics!