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Doublespeak Reigns

Doublespeak never seems to cease.  Today’s politicians appear to make it almost mandatory that they speak out of both sides of their mouths truly believing that citizens buy what they say.  However, in the final analysis the citizen finally gets the picture.  Maybe Abraham Lincoln had it right when he said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” 
 
Politicians continue to bellow illogical statements that make absolutely no sense and do not add up.  Last week Hillary Rodham Clinton, supposedly the presidential frontrunner for the democratic nomination for president of the United States, proclaimed to the world her new universal health care proposal that she states is not government run.  However, in the very next breath she states that her program would include the requirement that businesses purchase health care insurance for their employees and that taxes will help fund the proposed program.  She then goes on and insists that there will be no new government bureaucracy even though the government is to cover tens of millions of uninsured individuals. 
 
Whenever force is used to require individuals to do anything and whenever taxes are used to fund anything, government programs must be established.  To say that her proposal is not a government program does not add up and terribly misguides the American public as to the real nature of the proposal. 
 
Presidential material is composed of being truthful, honest, and having respect for the individual.  Mrs. Clinton advocates government forcing everyone to get health insurance even though some individuals may not be able to afford any.  As a result she advocates government force be used on those able to afford health insurance to pay for those who do not have that ability following the Marxian axiom of, “From each according to his ability to each according to their need.” 
 
She advocates that every American be required to obtain health insurance through their jobs, which means it would be against the law for a business not to offer insurance to its employees. If some how there was an exemption to offering employees health insurance then individuals would be forced to obtain health insurance through a program modeled after Medicare or the federal employee health plan, both of which are bankrupt, hardly models to follow. 
 
Doublespeak is not reserved for only democratic candidates, though.  One of the supposed leading republican presidential contenders, Mitt Romney, also has a corner on doublespeak.  Mr. Romney rightly condemns Clinton for her proposal, but Mrs. Clinton’s proposal is very much like the program Mr. Romney, as governor, installed in Massachusetts.  He rightly accuses Mrs. Clinton of raising taxes to pay for health insurance proposed for individuals, however, he did the same thing in Massachusetts. 
 
When politicians discuss proposals to solve any situation, they speak about programs that must eventually be funded by government and government has only one source of revenue, taxes. 
 
Doublespeak reigns supreme in the 21st century.  Any worthwhile candidate for president or any other government office would advocate government getting out of the health insurance and any other business, eliminating the income tax, and getting rid of the Federal Reserve System so that government officials are restricted from financing any program for which there is no tax revenue. 
 
In other words, candidates would advocate resorting to the Constitution for his or her script to follow instead of using doublespeak.  By adhering to the Constitution and not doublespeak individuals would have a lot more of their income to use to buy health insurance or anything else they may desire.  Americans need less doublespeak and a return to the United States Constitution by their elected officials. 
 
To learn more about the Constitution stop by The Freedom Library any Tuesday evening at 6 PM to join The Freedom Library Education and Scholarship Program.  For two hours each week individuals participate in a concentrated study of the United States Constitution and then write a paper applying the principles found in the Constitution to a current event.  Scholarships will be awarded to those writing the top four papers at The Freedom Library Constitution Seminar December 4 where Dr. Earl Taylor, President of the National Center for Constitutional Studies will discuss the applicability of the Constitution to many of today’s situations.  Go to www.freedomlibrary.org to find out more about The Freedom Library Education and Scholarship Program. 
 
“Ben Franklin” will be at the Booth Machinery conference hall November 1 at 7 PM to provide an evening for the Yuma community to visit with the sage of America.

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