Anything that is government controlled becomes political.

One of the reasons the United States was founded with a Constitution that limits the power of the Federal Government is to preserve freedom.  For the Founders, preserving liberty was their primary concern.  When government controls and interferes everywhere, liberty is then lost.  Instead of the freedom to spend the products of your own life as you see fit, you are forced to vote to spend the products of everyone’s lives the way a majority sees fit.  This is the antithesis of the Founder’s vision and a moral abomination.  But to make matters worse, when you lose the right to dispose of the products of your own life and effort as you see fit, you become a slave to the majority.   There is no right to enslave people by force — or by vote.  Any attempt to do so will justifiably result in acrimoniousness between the potential slaves and their masters.

As one should have noticed over the last 90 years, the more the government gets invovled, the more vitriol every decision evokes.  When everything is government controlled, everything is political.  When any group decides it can vote itself the rewards provided by some other group, disaster will ensue.  Instead of freedom being the operative concept, power-hungry politicians use group and identity politics to increase the involvement of government in as many sectors as possible, knowing that they can then divide people based on differing opinions.  From science to medicine any government involvement means more issues to argue over and divide over.

Group politics – whether economic or “racial*” – only serves one group, those seeking power.  Everyone else loses when they are manipulated into the belief that it is moral to vote yourself ‘benefits’ at someone else’s expense.  Group politics is used to divide and conquer.

Group politics mean dividing people based on skin color (e.g. affirmative action cares about it), religion, income or many other categories.  Stir up resentment that this “other” group is doing something to harm another or that something is unfair and the government will correct it at the point of a gun.  Instant voting block.  Instant issue and instant power.  The individual is the smallest group and the only one with rights.  Every other distinction is disingenuous and used merely by those in power to maintain control.

[*racial: we are all the human race here, the concept of “race” is an ignorant one]

Health Care Plantation

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‘The greatest good for the greatest number.’ …  Every dictator who ever lived has justified the enslavement of his people on the theory of what was good for the majority. Ronald Reagan, January 25, 1974

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism — by vote.  It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.

Ayn Rand

The right of a nation to determine its own form of government does not include the right to establish a slave society (that is, to legalize the enslavement of some men by others). There is no such thing as ‘the right to enslave.’ A nation can do it, just as a man can become a criminal – but neither can do it by right.  Ayn Rand

If some men are entitled by right to the products of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor.  Any alleged ‘right’ of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right. No man can have a right to impose an unchosen obligation, an unrewarded duty or an involuntary servitude on another man. There can be no such thing as ‘the right to enslave.’  Ayn Rand

The issue is not slavery for a ‘good’ cause versus slavery for a bad cause;  the issue is not dictatorship by a good gang versus dictatorship by a bad gang.  The issue is freedom versus dictatorship.  Ayn Rand