February 26, 2010
ObamaCare Lays Groundwork for Unprecedented Level of Totalitarianism
Posted by Dave Blount at February 26, 2010 1:21 PM
Why are Dems willing to commit political suicide in a desperate attempt to ram through ObamaCare? Because once they seize control of the healthcare system, the game is pretty much over. Elections will hardly matter, with a totalitarian bureaucracy having power of life and death over us no matter which slate of statists we cast our votes for. The word totalitarian is not hyperbole in the context of the healthcare power grab, as Kyle-Anne Shiver makes clear:
Imagine, if you will, that you are living in a changed America, or in President Obama's words, an America that begged "re-making." In this now-changed America, hope is in big government and her closest ally, big science.
Now imagine that you and your spouse give birth to a child in this brave, new America, in a hospital linked by law to the federal citizens database. Immediately upon your child's birth, a hospital clerk assigns your newborn with a "Unique Health Identifier" (UHI), a specially coded number, which is then put into a national electronic database, along with your newborn's fingerprints and any other identifiers the bureaucrats in D.C. have demanded.
Sex. Weight. Length. Race. … Almost anything can be included in the database for future government needs, whatever those might be.
Imagine that all constitutional safeguards for an individual's privacy are deemed to have been complied with, when compiling this database, because healthcare is an interstate activity that the Feds can regulate and government access to the information improves the "general welfare." Imagine that it is even required that your newborn, before leaving the hospital, be fitted with a surgically implanted microchip, the way babies are now, in many states, required to be vaccinated and blood-typed. The implanted microchip can then be accessed with a scanner by anyone who has a scanning device, with or without parental consent.
Imagine an America where your Unique Health Identifier (UHI) is required for every access to a nationally controlled healthcare system. Imagine an America, where you must give your UHI, via a scan of your surgically implanted biochip, to pick up your prescription at the pharmacy and even when you buy over the counter medications. The number could eventually be required to purchase alcohol and tobacco products, perhaps even to track quantities of bakery goods, chocolates, trans-fats, beef, and even birth control products — or anything else the nanny bureaucrats decide to monitor. …
The plans to make these very things a reality right here in America are being made in this administration, under the leadership of the president's science guru, John Holdren.
Readers will recall that Holdren — Comrade Obama's "Science Czar" — has recommended forced abortions, government confiscation of babies, and putting sterilants in our drinking water; idolizes eugenicist Harrison Brown; and has been implicated in ClimateGate. Yet despite this being public knowledge, the creepy lunatic is still a central figure in the shaping of our country's increasingly ominous future.
Shiver shivers in terror at what she has learned by working with an appointed member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the sub-committee on health and technology. This gives an idea at the degree of control our rulers are grasping for:
Members of this sub-committee were even heard discussing how women's menstrual periods could be state monitored. How people's defecation might be monitored and used to detect broad health concerns through electronic toilet management systems. How sexual habits could be state-monitored by managing the sale of all birth-control technology through the use of the UHI.
Control is an end in itself for liberals. There is no point at which they will ever say to the individual: that's enough, you keep the rest of your freedom, any more than they would ever say, that's enough, you keep the rest of your property. Liberalism is a cancer; it will continue to metastasize mindlessly until either it is cut out or it kills the host. There is no other possible outcome.
On a tip from Oiao.