Obamacare Worse Than Prohibition
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
am fully aware that most Americans today have no clue as to the damage
one federal law brought to -- and did to -- America. I refer to
Prohibition. It was then, just as it is today with Obamacare, all
brought down on our heads by a bunch of people who were absolutely,
positively, convinced they knew what was best for America and they were
one hundred percent determined to "fundamentally change" America.
Boy! Did they ever change America!
was the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. Americans referred to it
as "Prohibition" just as today the "Affordable Care Act" is referred to
as "Obamacare." Both these nick names were/are intended to demonstrate the disgust in which Americans hold both Prohibition and Obamacare.
grossly disliked Prohibition brought changes in and to American society
and brought changes in American culture that have left their mark on
this country. Many of those changes we still feel today. Not all
these changes were for the better. There was a dark side to Prohibition.
A very dark side. See, Prohibition actually fueled the very
activities it was intended to eliminate: crime and drunkenness. It was,
and remains, a classic case of what happens to a country when the "Law of Unintended Consequences" reigns supreme.
Consumption of alcohol in America actually increased during Prohibition, maybe sky-rocketed would be a better description. And then there was the escalation of crime.
gangs took over. Crime bosses, such as Al Capone, became what we would
call today "rock stars." Americans wanted booze and Capone gave it to
them. Capone is reported to have said: "I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand."
back, we can easily see that Prohibition was a failure. But it impacted
us in ways we are still feeling. It did not purify American culture, as
was intended. It irrevocably poisoned it. Drinking rates shot up
dramatically, the federal prison population increased 366% (Organized
Crime and Prohibition), and a young generation learned how much fun it
was to be rebellious. Of course, we could also say that the spirit of
rebellion was a positive outcome of the Prohibition; freethinking and
nonconformity are two of the hallmarks of our society. But when these
ideals were applied in such a lamentable way, as they were during
Prohibition, they became not blessing, but curse." SOURCE: http://voices.yahoo.com/how-prohibition-changed-america-7307854.html
Looking realistically at the political future of America, I still believe Obamacare will eventually be repealed. But I expect the earliest that can happen will be sometime after the year 2024.
Well, common sense tells me that should she decide to run for
President, Hillary Clinton will become the next President of the United
States. THAT is a given -- at least from my standpoint.
It should be understood by now that the ONLY way the GOP can be successful in repealing Obamacare is with the House and Senate AND the Oval Office
in Republican hands. The only other possibility is having enough
republican votes in both the House and Senate to override a presidential
veto of any bill repealing Obamacare.
Just as the 18th Amendment
wreaked havoc on America so will Obamacare. Eventually, the 21st
Amendment passed and repealed Prohibition (the 18th Amendment). But --
a great deal of pain and suffering had ensued by the time that huge
mistake had been corrected.
Understand, the Progressives (the
Marxists) and the democrats (the Socialists) are never going to admit
they made a mistake in passing Obamacare into law. Never. Which
means that all efforts to repeal Obamacare will be met with total
dedication to preserving the law from hell by the democrats.
the meantime, we can stand back and watch the body count from Obamacare
steadily increase until it finally becomes too much for compassionate
Americans to bear. From the millions of babies murdered by
abortionists (paid with taxpayer dollars) to what some have called the
"Eugenic disposal" of the elderly (In other words: "Let 'em die.").
Death will become a hallmark of Obamacare.
Obamacare has never been popular with the American people. Unlike
Prohibition the law was not even read by those who voted for it in the
Congress. At least, the 18th Amendment WAS read.
can expect feelings toward Obamacare to sour extensively in the next
few months when insurance premiums and taxes begin to skyrocket. As of
today, Americans understand -- generally -- that their President lied to
them. When they suddenly realize they will not be able to continue
seeing the doctor they have entrusted their health, indeed, their lives
to for decades, well, then it will be brought home to them.
required over a dozen years to repeal the 18th Amendment. It may take
even longer to repeal the profane monstrosity that is Obamacare. It
will take the combined efforts of the sane, responsible, ADULT people of
America to maintain unrelenting pressure upon the lawmakers of this
nation to lift the government's yoke of socialized medicine from our
necks let us alone.
The rage in America is intensifying every day the jack boots of the federal government remain on or necks.
teaches us that it is not within the character of the American people
to allow an encroachment of overbearing government for very long. It's either back off or -- backlash.
© J. D. Longstreet