Friday, April 2, 2010

Ronald Reagan Foretold Inherent Dangers In Obama Forcing Socialism Down Americans' Throats

President Barack Obama has no right, as President of the United States of America, to coerce Americans into paying for medical care. America is a democracy, not a kingdom, and Obama is a president, not a king.

I don't think he gets that, though, and this is extremely troubling to many Americans, including myself. The great and beloved U.S. President Ronald Reagan was way ahead of the political climate that has just occurred regarding the passing of Obama's Health Care Reform Act by Congress.

President Reagan warned Americans years ago, in 1961 to be exact, about the inherent dangers present in socialized medicine. In Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine, a 1961 LP featuring Ronald Reagan speaking for more than 10 minutes, President Reagan said: "subsidized medicine would curtail Americans' freedom" and that "pretty soon your son won't decide when he's in school, where he will go or what he will do for a living. He will wait for the government to tell him." 1

President Reagan continues: "Reagan says "One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it." Reagan cites the failure of president Harry Truman's national health insurance proposal as evidence of the American people's rejection of socialized medicine." 1


Ronald Reagan Photo Courtesy of Reagan Library
Original Publication Date of this post: March 22, 2010

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