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“Why Can’t We Be Treated The Same?”

December 9, 2012

“Why Can’t We Be Treated The Same?”

This quote is taken from a Drudge Report found on my cell phone, 12/9/12.  It is a man’s response to questions while in a hospital after a “free” kidney transplant. 

The hospital agreed to cover the expense of the transplant (I.e., pass it along to others who will pay).  It was reported that someone else will have to assist him to cover the expense of around $10,000 every year, for the rest of his life, for the medicines needed to maintain the health of his kidneys.

This fortunate man opined: “Why can’t we be treated the same”….”Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us a chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

You might think that this is another heart-warming story of the miracles of modern medicine and one American’s dream of living a long and fulfilling life.

But for some of us, this feel-good story ends with the stunning revelation that the man with the new free kidney transplant is an illegal alien in America. 

This man’s  dreams of “everyone being treated the same” appear to be predicated on the assumption that everyone who can illegally steal their way into America, is also entitled to steal other goods and services earned by the legal citizens of America. An America, over 16 trillion dollars in debt , now increasing taxes on a shrinking proportion of its productive population to barely sustain itself.

If you embrace a liberal/progressive world view , this may still sound like a warm-hearted humanitarian dream.

Even a staunch conservative might resonate to such a kind-hearted thought; but only for a few fleeting seconds. Then they will be slammed into confrontation with a very harsh and immutable reality.

It is estimated that there are approximately 7.5 billion people on earth!

Is America supposed to open its borders to all citizens who suffer among this vast and far-flung population? The countless needy could not fit within our borders. 

Could America send its goods and services to everywhere in the world where they are needed? We would quickly be left with no goods and services for our own citizens.

Do you really think that the citizens of America (approaching 315 million) can extend care to all of the billions of citizens of the world in need?

Sir Winston Churchill once said: The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries”. (Referenced in Michael E. Newton’s book: The Path to Tyranny, p.140).

Taken one step further, the trading of the inherent vice of capitalism for the inherent virtue of socialism is tantamount to the greatest of vices: Suicide for all!

Wake-Up America!

VTM, 12/9/12

 

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