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Democrat's Agenda Revealed in Kennedy Speech

Sunday, January 16, 2005

I was reading through my news feeds that have piled up on my computer when I ran across this speech by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass). I had the thought that I should read through it to see what the Democrats were up to. (Always good to keep an eye on the "enemy" - if you know what I mean.) As I'm reading the speech, I see the usual garbage that sounds like I'm reading a fluff piece espousing the ten planks of the communist manifesto when I come upon this...

"I propose that every child in America, upon reaching eighth grade, be offered a contract. Let students sign it, along with their parents and Uncle Sam. The contract will state that if you work hard, if you finish high school and are admitted to college, we will guarantee you the cost of earning a degree. Surely, we have reached a stage in America where we can say it and mean it – cost must never again be a bar to college education."

Yes, I know. I had to read it again. It actually says that we should have eighth graders sign contracts with the Government! Why would anyone in their right mind allow their child to enter into a legally binding contract with the Federal Government? But, wait. It's a three party contract -- child, parent, and government! Remember the three-party (you, your spouse, and the State) marriage certificate that gives the State the authority to take your kids if the State doesn't like the way your raising "their" children? The same thing would apply here, I'm sure. Notice that Mr. Kennedy doesn't mention what happens to the child or the parent(s) if the contract is defaulted on. What happens then? I'm sure that there would be a "penalty".
We all should take a moment to read this speech. It gives good insight into what to expect if the Democrats get control again. A little farther down in his speech, Mr. Kennedy talks about the Republican's attack on Social Security. He then branches into a new manifestation of socialism by saying:

"An essential part of our progressive vision is an America where no citizen of any age fears the cost of health care, and no employer refuses to create new jobs or cuts back on current jobs because of the high cost of providing health insurance.
The answer is Medicare, whose 40th birthday we will celebrate in July. I propose that as a 40th birthday gift to the American people, we expand Medicare over the next decade to cover every citizen – from birth to the end of life."
"...I propose to phase in Medicare for All... As we implement this reform, financing must be a shared responsibility. All will benefit, and all should contribute. Payroll taxes should be part of the financing, but so should general revenues, to make the financing as progressive as possible."

Well, that is just great! Now we all get to pay for some guy's drug addiction a thousand miles away, in another State altogether, for the rest of his life! What better way to create a "Utopian Society" than to saddle its members with an ever-increasing debt from medical expenses? Nothing was learned from the collapse of the Social Security Ponzi scheme. Now the Democrats are going to destroy Medicare, too. I say, more power to them. Its one less illegal government program that will have to be dismantled when the Federal Government is finally brought back under Constitutional constraints!


Blogger Difranco said...

You are awfully optimistic. I doubt that Federal government will ever be brought back under Constitutional Constraints, more likely it will be supplanted by the UN.

11:42 AM  

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