In spite of its age, our Declaration of Independence is a most suitable response to today's Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. That decision is not the sole basis for my feelings, of course; the citizens of our nation have already suffered "a long train of abuses and usurpations", as the document says. I say, let's blow the dust off it and send it to Washington! Our liberties are being torn away from us left and right. The men who are in power in this nation somehow are under the impression that they have been elected and appointed for the purpose of ruling us, the people, rather than representing us. A "tax" for non-compliance? The proper word for that is "fine". Or rather, theft. Isn't that what it's called when someone takes what is yours against your will?
We can't get health insurance. It's not a question of cutting something else out of the budget. Thankfully the Lord has kept us from needing any. He has kept the "devourer" (Malachi 3:11) from swallowing us up. But now we'll be made to have it. As the saying goes, "You can't get blood from a turnip." So that means we'll eventually go to one of those concentration camps they have built out there in the wilderness, somewhere in the extreme wilds of Minnesota or Arizona. My guess is that common criminals will still have free medical care, but Obamacare dissenters won't be given any. We'll have to commit a good crime to get long term incarceration with free medical.... what shall it be? Murder only gets a few years.... tax evasion? (It would have to be for a different tax, I'm pretty sure.)
I saw this comment today, left on a news website:
Just got a quote from Blue Cross this AM on medical insurance.
For a Family of three with NO preexisting conditions, non-smoker and non drinker. It's ONLY $655 per month with a $12,000 dollar annual deductible! $655x12=$7,860 + $12,000 Deductible = $19,860 per year for insurance. Let see thats ONLY $1655 per month or $200 more per month than my Mortgage payment! At this premium it entitles each family member to ONE Doctor visit per year! Yes it's the Affordable Care Act! Before Obama care we were paying $365 a month with a $2,500 deductible. I see I am saving that $2,500 per year I was promised!
Hm. $655 a month for three, $12,000 annual deductible (which we would never satisfy, save in the case of emergency). What could it cost for six? Oh, and this would cover us for mental illness, venereal diseases, diseases and conditions caused by obesity, and AIDS, but they won't cover me for diabetes or any complication of diabetes (which is just about everything -- heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy, neuropathy, etc ). How come they get to choose what they won't cover, but I don't get to choose the coverage I don't want? Well, it doesn't matter. We don't have the money anyway.
The future is looking grim, indeed. It has me meditating on this verse:
The prudent forseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. Proverbs 22:3
Where does one hide? There are no frontiers left to move to, except maybe Mars. There is nowhere to hide...
Oh, but wait! Yes, there is a place. A most excellent place.
Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. Psalm 143:9
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? [...] For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion... Psalm 27:1,5
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3
Okay I feel better now. Sorry for the rant.
In case you haven't read it in a while, here's how our Declaration begins, in part. Don't just skim it. Read it!
I would say let's start this country over (with our same beloved Constitution!), but I think that as a nation, we are getting what we have deserved for a long time... Lord, have mercy.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
THEN will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin,and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14