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Socialism Round The Corner

Last night as I was reading Michael Reagan's fine work,  "The New Reagan RevolutionI discovered this prophetic video of Ronald Reagan titled,  "Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine."  I would strongly suggest that everyone watch it, and most importantly act on it. It is amazing how Reagan nearly 50 years ago prophesied about the impending dangers of socialized medicine, well before Obamacare. So without further adieu I introduce to you the great communicator in his own words...

For those of you that are pressed for time here are some of the excerpts from this landmark speech:

"Back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president of the socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism.  But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every aspect of the socialist program...

"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been way of medicine.  It's very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project...Under the Truman administration it was proposed that we have a compulsory health insurance program for all people in the United States, and, of course, the American people unhesitatingly rejected this...

"Now the advocates of this bill, when you try to oppose it, challenge you on an emotional basis.  They say, 'What would you do? Throw these poor people out to die with no medical attention?' That's ridiculous, and of course no one has advocated it...

"What can we do about this? Well, you and I can do a great deal.  We can write to our congressman, to our senators.  We can say right now that we want no further encroachment on these individual liberties and freedoms.  And at the moment, the key issue is :  We do not want socialized medicine...

"You and I can do this.  The only way we can do it is by writing to our congressman, even if we believe that he is on our side to begin with.  Write to strengthen his hand...If you don't, this program, I promise you, will pass just as surely as the sun will come up tomorrow.  And behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country.  Until one day, as Norman Thomas said, we will awake to find that we have socialism."

It is chilling how these words still apply today. The good news is that We do have a choice, "We the people" are in charge of our God given destinies. Our elected officials work for us not the other way around. If we forfeit these natural God given rights then we will wake up one morning as Reagan warned, wondering whatever happened to our great country.  It is my prayer that we do not allow this fate to happen to us.  I hope that we instead choose fight for these freedoms and liberties, preserving them for our children, grandchildren, and great grand children.

If you are interested in this post I suggest that you read my other post on socialism, titled, Socialism and Christianity Don't Mix


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