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Presidential Candidates as Agents of Change

January 9, 2008

Have you noticed that the buzz word of this presidential campaign season is “change?” Not only are candidates promising change, their records are being changed before our very eyes!

Not all change is either welcome or needed. Take for instance socialized medical care.

On the surface, socialized medical care sounds like the compassionate thing to do. We all sympathize with the guy who fell and broke his hip and can’t afford the needed surgery. Many of us know or have heard of someone affected by breast cancer and the expensive treatments needed to prevent recurrence.

Will socialized medical care actually help these people? Perhaps the first wave of patients seeking medical care under the system will be helped. However, once the cost becomes more than the government can withstand, healthcare will no longer be free.

How can that be you ask? Simple mathematics will tell you that our current national debt stands at roughly $9.5 trillion. Last year Uncle Sam extracted $1.6 trillion of Americans’ personal wealth in the form of personal income taxes. That sum of money was used to service the interest payments on the national debt. Where will the money for “free” health care come from?

In 1971, Alvin Lee and his band Ten Years After released a song titled “I’d Love to Change the World.” The first verse of that song contains the words…

Tax the rich; feed the poor, till there are no rich no more.
I’d love to change the world – but I don’t know what to do,

so I’ll leave it up to you.”

The problem with that socialist drivel is that once there are no rich, we all starve to death. Change for the sake of change is not necessarily a good thing.

Only one candidate promises the kind of change we need: restore our government to a Constitutional size, eliminate entangling alliances, end unconstitutional offensive military adventurism, defend our national sovereignty and restore our economy through sound economic policy.

Let freedom ring!


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