Libertarians? No, thank you. I’m full.
Uh-oh. Here I go again with all my blackity black talk. I will endeavor to keep a cool head. I do not want to offend anyone’s sensibilities, nor would I like to be seen as one of “those people” who takes the bait when “scooby snacks” are dangled in front of them by “the white wing.”
What I have just relayed is true information, as evidenced by the sources cited below.
During a Senate hearing, Rand Paul had this to say:
PAUL: With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.
Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services — do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food? — you’re basically saying you believe in slavery.
I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.
As a person with a somewhat brown tinge to her skin, I am disturbed that Rand Paul would compare paid doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to slaves, who, if you are unaware, are people also with a brown tinge to their skin, who were forcibly removed from their homelands, shipped to these United States, and forced to work for free, under less than hospitable conditions.
That Mr. Paul would employ such a comparison is distasteful, and demonstrates that he may not entirely and sufficiently understand the history of our country.
Moreover, such distasteful positions with respect to social issues and entitlements are held by myriad libertarians, such as Rand Paul’s father Ron Paul (who will be discussed further below), and, potentially, other individuals who may or may not be affiliated with the Cato Institute.
It is for these reasons that I do not support libertarians or libertarianism in any form, and I would hope that those on the left who elevate certain principles they hold dear over those held dear by others might reflect on whether a libertarian or libertarian-leaning administration would be beneficial to the country.
For your viewing pleasure, I am including a video of Lawrence “Ol’ Blue Eyes” O’Donnell’s “Rewrite” from today’s broadcast. I hope you enjoy it:
Also for your viewing pleasure, I have included a video of Ron Paul explaining to Chris “Tweety” Matthews that he would not have voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Acts because he believes that property owners should have the right to discriminate if they choose to do so.
The positions espoused in these videos alarm me. I hope they alarm you, too.
And with that, I thank you for reading this post. I hope I have supplied useful information in an unemotional and non-divisive fashion.
Additionally, I trust that I have not single-handedly alienated those who would otherwise consider voting for Obama again if not for this or any other post that I have authored during my tenure here.
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[via Think Progress]