Sunday, November 08, 2009

PelosiCare: what would Rand say?

Over at Three Sources, I left a comment with a Rand quote that can never be repeated often enough when discussing government:
Mark Levin was refreshingly correct last night, pointing out that it will now be a crime not to buy what the government tells you to. His show's site links to this.

Ayn Rand had warned us, so many years ago:

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power the government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."

I should add that Levin also had the excellent observation that Democrats are working so hard to close Guantanamo, but why when the federal government will need a gulag for all the new American criminals?
I also noted:
It's been asked often, "Once we have socialized medicine, where will Canadians go?" And how will they get cheaper pharmaceuticals? A major part of the health care "reform" is that the feds will force down drug prices. But right now Americans subsidize Canadian prices, because of Canadian price controls. Americans are willing and able to pay extra for our medicines, even though a foreign government is screwing us, so Canadians are getting a free ride from us. However, when our own government "negotiates" the lower prices, oops: our pharmaceutical manufacturers won't make enough of a profit to sell the drugs, or create new ones. Game over.

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