Atheism Number Two - Whenever someone writes a book about religion, the writer pays tribute to mammon. Interviews are given, TED talks are given, and the printed donkey flogged...
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[T]he last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits. . . .
Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment.
While all of us empathize with those who are sick, how can we say that all people have more of an intrinsic right to health care than they have to food or shelter?
Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges.
Recent scientific and medical evidence shows that a diet consisting of foods that are plant-based, nutrient dense and low-fat will help prevent and often reverse most degenerative diseases that kill us and are expensive to treat. We should be able to live largely disease-free lives until we are well into our 90s and even past 100 years of age.
We are all responsible for our own lives and our own health. We should take that responsibility very seriously and use our freedom to make wise lifestyle choices that will protect our health.
Nervous about all the negative press his health care plan is getting, President Obama has arranged a small-scale test run. Here's how it's going to work.
Everyone who thinks they'll get sick during the month of September needs to line up at Salt Lake City's Western Sports Mall starting at six a.m. on Saturday, August 27. NO LINEUPS BEFORE 6 A.M. or you will be hauled away by police. Wristbands bearing appointment times will be handed out to the first 500 people in line, but if you're holding a sign praising the president exceptions will be made.
Those people lucky enough to get wristbands return at their allotted time, when they face the Admissions Squad. For September this will be David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne, and Piers Morgan, but this is a temporary gig ONLY. When the real thing rolls around count on a Kardashian or two to be involved.
You then have sixty seconds to describe your symptoms and/or show the judges your physical ailments. They will buzz you if they think your symptoms aren't serious enough, and two buzzes mean you IMMEDIATELY leave the stage.
If you make it to the end, the judges will decide whether or not you'll receive medical treatment. Several important government officials assure me that in the future they'll add a "save" program where the audience can override the judges' decision, but right now nobody's willing to promise a thing.
Now, I'll be honest: there are good points and bad points to this plan. Good points? It'll give the country's competent doctors a lot more time to play golf. Bad points? Unless you're in the right neighborhood, you're out of luck.
Nobody will go on record to tell me where October's tryouts will be, but folks in Ohio shouldn't be TOo LEt DOwn.