By Alisa Craddock
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The coming of a
world state is longed for, by all the worst and most distorted elements. This
state, based on the principles of absolute equality of men and a community of
possessions, would banish all national loyalties. In it, no acknowledgment would
be made of the authority of a father over his children, or of God over human
society. If these ideas are put into practice, there will inevitably follow a
reign of unheard-of terror. Pope
Benedict XV, Bonum Sane, July 25, 1920.
The Ministry of Justice…today announced its intentions to authorize
physicians to end the sufferings of the incurable patient. The
memorandum...proposed that it shall be possible for physicians to end the
tortures of incurable patients, upon request, in the interest of true humanity.
This proposed legal recognition of euthanasia - the act of providing a painless
and peaceful death - raised a number of fundamental problems of a religious,
scientific, and legal nature. The Catholic newspaper
The new health care
“reform” bill in Congress is stirring a lot of fear among the elderly and
the infirm in this country, and with good reason. It is a monstrosity that
is being rushed through so we won't have a chance to mount a defense, but even
some democrats are uncomfortable with it, getting an avalanche of mail, email,
and phone calls from their constituents opposing it. Yet, Pelosi and
company forge ahead, deaf to the cacophony of outrage and demands of the
American People, for whom they (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) supposedly work. Is
this what people thought they would be getting when Obama proposed health care
reform? Let’s look at what the
plan was before the election. This
is from America
2012: Business and Media Institute Special Report, published last year
(before the election):
Obama proposes creating a new national health plan that would cover the self-employed and small businesses. His plan would prevent insurance providers from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions. It would expand federal subsidies for families who currently make too much money to qualify for Medicaid or the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Obama proposes a “National Health Insurance Exchange” to “act as a watchdog group and help reform the private insurance market by creating rules and standards for participating insurance plans to ensure fairness and to make individual coverage more affordable and accessible.”
The plan would punish businesses who do not offer a “meaningful contribution” to their employees’ health coverage by making them pay a tax, which he has not yet specified. It would mandate health insurance for children.
The Obama plan would also create a form of government-funded backstop insurance. The program would pay for “catastrophic” medical situations that insurance-holders and their employers couldn’t pay for.
One can see that Obama’s plan as outlined above, though representing redistribution of wealth, does not sound so threatening on the surface. But the actual bill, (HR 3200) sneakily and hastily put together without any Republican input, is a ghoulish nightmare that would make Hitler proud, and goes far beyond the scope of the plan outlined above. See for yourself on this analysis provided by the Liberty Counsel, a religious public interest law firm. Here are some of the provisions:
Page 29 lines 4-16 - Your Health
Care will be RATIONED.
Page 42 - The Health Choices
Commissioner will choose your Health Care Benefits for you. You have no choice.
Page 50 Section 152 - Health Care will
be provided to ALL non- US citizens, illegal or otherwise.
Page 58 - Government will have real-time
access to individual's finances and a National ID Health Card will be issued.
Page 59 lines 21-24 - Government
will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds
Page 65 Section 164 - A payoff
subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community
Page 72 Lines 8-14 - Government is
creating a Health Care Exchange to bring private health care plans under Government
Page 84 Section 203 - Government
mandates ALL benefit packages for private Health Care plans in the Exchange.
Page 85 Line 7 - Specifications for
Benefit Levels for Plans = The Government will ration your Health Care.
Page 102 Lines 12-18 - Medicaid Eligible
individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
· Page 124 lines 24-25 - No company can sue Government for price fixing. No "judicial review" against Government monopoly.
Page 425 Lines 4-12 - Government
mandates Advance Care Planning
Consults. Think Senior Citizens end of life.
Page 425 Lines 17-19 - Government will
instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney.
Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 -
Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you
Page 427 Lines 15-24 - Government
mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in
how your life ends.
Page 429 Lines 1-9 - An
"Advanced Care Planning Consultant" will be used frequently as
patients health deteriorates.
Page 429 Lines 10-12 - "advanced
care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER
Page 429 Lines 13-25 - The Government
will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
· Page 430 Lines 11-15 - The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.
So our great country, it seems, has migrated from “right to life” to “right to die” and that will soon become “duty to die” under Obamacare.. If that doesn’t make your skin crawl, you are not paying attention. The evil implied in this health care bill is too gruesome to contemplate. There is much in this bill reminiscent of Nazi Germany. If the government is going to decide who lives and who dies (by deciding whether or not you get treatment), it leaves the door open for all sorts of mischief, including preferential treatment based on political or religious viewpoints, genocide by attrition of those denied health care because they were deemed unworthy of life (such as children with handicaps), denial of treatment for the entire post-war baby boom generation, who paid a lifetime into both social security and medicare, and who now may reap the benefits of neither. It opens the door for reproductive control – another perversion of “reproductive rights”. Now the government will be intruding on your so-called right to abort, “helping” you decide to get that abortion.
Suppose, for example, you are a woman expecting a Down syndrome child, or your child has some other congenital condition. If the government refuses to pay for any medical expenses for the delivery and medical care of the child, it puts overwhelming pressure on the expectant mother to abort her child. If no resources are available to her, she will face the possibility of utter impoverishment if she does not abort. That smacks of eugenics. If the government decides a Catholic mother has had too many kids, her medical care could be denied as well, unless she agrees to tubal ligation. It could also lead to mandatory sterilization eventually. Most troubling of all is the plan for cutting $500 billion dollars from health care benefits for seniors. Every five years you will be required to attend a counseling session to discuss end of life issues. If you get sick in the interim, you’ll receive additional “counseling”—probably so that the government can monitor when to cut off your benefits. There will be tremendous pressure to do what is “best for your family” or “best for society”. This is probably intended to help you deal with the denial of care you can expect, and to encourage you to accept your fate. You will not be able to buy supplemental insurance to cover what the government won’t cover, and the grim prospect of active euthanasia is very real (it is already a reality in Holland where, despite laws that require the consent of the patient, doctors admit patients are euthanized without consent quite often). The grisly death of Terri Schiavo, deprived of food and water until she expired, and the government’s cooperation in that, stand as a grim foreshadowing of what we can expect. Consider that if you tie your dog up in the backyard and deprive it of food and water, you will be arrested for cruelty to animals, even if the animal is terminally ill or brain damaged. But who will answer for the evil done to Terri Schiavo? What happened to “First, do no harm”? It is unlikely there are even conscience provisions under Obama’s plan for those who refuse to perform abortions, or to carry out such cruel orders as those imposed on Terri. Consequently, many will leave the profession, or leave to practice elsewhere if they can, and that will leave us with doctors who are willing to go along with the “mandate”.
Population control has been used throughout history as a rationalization for state-endorsed murder. If you want to have a population that is compliant and cooperative in the global agenda, this is a good way to eliminate those who aren’t so cooperative. HR3200 is riddled with preferential treatment loopholes (such as union participation or community organization involvement, both of which butter the bread of the Left). But it is primarily aimed at population control and eugenics, and, combined with the Climate Change agenda, will change our lives, our culture, and our political landscape forever. As Mark Steyn writing in National Review warns: …health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture. That’s its attraction for an ambitious president: It redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state in a way that hands all the advantages to statists — to those who believe government has a legitimate right to regulate human affairs in every particular.”
It is not unreasonable to be very, very concerned that this bill, should it become law, might usher in the “reign of unheard of terror” that the Pope’s namesake foretold back in 1920. The rule of law has left our land, and we are in the hands of a well-organized and dangerous elite that have a twisted, and very unchristian view of humanity with a global vision that makes ones blood run cold. Those of us who view this through the eyes of faith see the handwriting on the wall for Christians and the truths we hold dear. If it seems a bit far-fetched that such things as described above are on the horizon, one only need look at the man Pres. Obama chose to be his “science czar”. John Holdren co-authored a textbook in the 70’s that recommended radical methods of population control, which included forced abortions and sterilizations.
Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory
population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion,
could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis
became sufficiently severe to endanger the society. (P.837)
In today’s world, however, the number of children
in a family is a matter of profound public concern. The law regulates other
highly personal matters. For example, no one may lawfully have more than one
spouse at a time. Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having
more than two children? (P.838)
Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the
United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a
Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population,
resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control
the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural
resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international
implications exist. (P.942)
Obama choose such a man? The whole
Climate Change hysteria is simply a creation of the scientific elite to justify
the draconian changes that are planned for our future.
They will try to indoctrinate us with “education” and
“eco-camps”, but in the end, if you are not with them, you are against them.
The Catholic Church stands in the way. So do people who love authentic liberty.
It doesn’t take a genius to see the violence that is in our future.
Bill Gates (whose father once
headed a local Planned Parenthood), convened a secret meeting back in May, which
included among its participants David Rockefeller Jr., Warren Buffett and George
Soros, financiers, Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, and media titans Ted
Turner and Oprah Winfrey, to discuss strategies to defeat political and
religious obstacles to global population control.
According to a LifeSiteNews
report, The Times (
it all sounds too preposterous, too evil, too conspiratorial, to be real, you
need only look at the activities of the UNFPA and other organs of the UN that
are constantly pressuring and extorting Catholic countries to accept
Reproductive Health Services, aka abortion and contraception.
Global government with total control of all assets and resources, and
population control (both from the standpoint of numbers, and also in the respect
of micromanaging our lives) is the ultimate goal for our future unless we awaken
and reclaim our birthright. When you
recognize that, it is easy to see how troublesome Obama’s policies and
appointments are. And why they must
those of us who view these developments through the eyes of faith recognize that
these things would not be possible in a country that had not lost its respect
for the sanctity of human life. One
step follows another, and another after that.
It is imperative that we relearn our respect for God, Truth, a sense of
good and evil, and the sanctity of human life.
we let the government take charge of our health care, we will have lost our
freedom. More than that, we will
have given government the power to decide whose lives are not worthy of life.
my people, who are called by my name, will 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
have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.
Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live.
to us if we do not succeed in defending life.
Alisa Craddock is a
columnist for Enter Stage Right (www.enterstageright.com)
and an activist in the culture war, a convert to Catholicism, and describes
herself as a Christian Libertarian. She
may be contacted at
(This article was previously published on the Enter Stage Right website)
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