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Democrats are busy trying to secure a victory in the 2022 election. If public opinion plays a role (and if the election is fair), they will likely lose even more than in 2020, which was bad for them, said President Joe Biden. “victory” Nevertheless.

But the Democrats in power are very, very good at playing with the system; we can expect them to exploit “fear of porn” linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will demand the continuation of practices that are numerous and potentially fraudulent, such as the harvesting of ballots and mail-in ballots, and will fight tooth and nail against the electoral integrity efforts that state legislatures adopt. Indeed, Eric Holder, attorney general to former President Barack Obama, has already called for people to be “in the streets,” using “Considerable civil resistance” and ” to get arrested “ to protect their “right to vote.” Holder’s call to arms sounds like he’s summoning rioters like those who caused up to $ 2 billion in damage to cities across the country in the summer of 2020.

This intimidation effort is pure propaganda, and moreover irresponsible. In truth, no American citizens’ right to vote is threatened by the legislation that currently passes through a number of states. State legislatures must maintain the line and enact legislation that will protect the integrity of elections and prevent fraud and other illegal votes that deny Americans the right to vote.

Democrats know all of this. They also know they lose elections when Americans are told the truth about the policies they defend – which is why they rely on the media to lie for them, and on the Big Techs to prevent anyone from lying. tell the truth.

A prime example of this is so-called universal or single-payer healthcare, which is one of Democrats’ favorite projects. The imposition of a socialist form of health care was high on their wishlist long before Obama succeeded in securing the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) crashed into Congress in 2009 – without a single Republican vote and based on a series of repeated lies to the American public for months on end. (No, policyholders couldn’t keep their doctors or plans; no, insurance wasn’t going to cost less; yes, sorry – premiums were going to skyrocket, and they did.)

The launch of, the website where Americans were supposed to buy insurance, has been a total disaster, as have state-run healthcare plans and exchanges, most of which have closed or made bankruptcy due to costs and insufficient government receipts and reimbursements.

It is proof that health care should not be managed, administered or “paid for” by the US government. But in truth, it is not the government that ” paid “ for health care in a single payer system; it’s the taxpayers.

In this vein, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed another ugly reality: what collectivist health care does to us as individuals, and the attitude people are starting to take towards the health of others, their behavior. personnel and their medical care decisions.

The ongoing debate over the medical necessity and constitutionality of the mask and vaccine mandates has brought out the authoritarian impulses of large numbers of Americans. Experts describe those with serious concerns about vaccines as “wrong” and “malicious.” Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger famously said “Screw your freedoms” in response to those opposed to the mask warrants. Actor and activist George Takei is among many social media outlets that have called for denial of health care to the unvaccinated; or worse. Talk show host James Corden joked that unvaccinated people should be punched in the face. One Twitter user (who later deleted his account) actually said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should tell people to “Get hit or get shot.” “ Those who refuse, he tweeted, should be lined up in front of a trench and executed by a firing squad.

Even among those who are not driven to violence, the justification offered for penalizing people is that the choice not to wear a mask or to be vaccinated causes harm. When we point out that the same could be said of smoking, drug addiction or obesity, the answer is: “It’s different. Those choices don’t affect others.

Oht, but in single payer health care they would.

It would spark the same hostility we see about COVID, and we already have proof of that.

Google search for “Should the unvaccinated receive health care? “ retrieves dozens of links to editorials opposing caregiving. One author, Trish Zornio, explicitly uses limited resources to justify denying care to those whose choices strain the system when “Resources are becoming scarce”. “Choices have consequences” she wrote.

Yes they do.

As the socialized health systems of Canada and the United Kingdom demonstrate, a “Single charge” system inevitably leads to budget shortfalls. Governments are never specific (or honest) about the costs of social programs, and you can only raise taxes to a certain extent. When the money runs out, here are delays, waiting lists and rationing. Now the government will decide who receives care and who does not.

How will Americans feel then?

Take obesity as an example. Over 40% of Americans are obese. Obesity is the greatest comorbidity predicting serious complications from COVID. But even without the coronavirus, the costs of treating obesity-related illnesses – heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and even some cancers – run into the hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

How long will it be before Americans start to say “Choices have consequences” when they discover that the behavior of others affects their access to health care?

Collectivism is not kindness or charity; it is a constraint. We stop being neighbors and instead become rivals for limited resources distributed by powerful people over whom we have no control, so we seek to control our fellow citizens instead.

Don’t be fooled. Socialized health care is a prescription for social disaster. Vote against those who would like to impose it.

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