Quote of the Day: "A centralized democracy may be as tyrannical as an absolute monarch." -- James Anthony Froud (1818-1894) British author and historian Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects, 1872
Subject: Will YOU be nationalized next?
The federal government is nationalizing and centralizing in all directions, including . . .
* Insurance companies
* Car companies
* And, as we reported yesterday, they now fund the majority of state government expenditures
But it isn't just companies and state governments. The Feds want to nationalize YOU too.
It's important for our new members to know that Congress is weaving a net that will ensnare all of us in a centralized database that could not only track where you go and what you do, but also . . .
What YOU spend on health care, and the kind of treatment YOU receive.
This scheme started with the so-called REAL ID Act, which would standardize state drivers' licenses to make a de facto National ID card. You'll need this card to cash a check, hire a baby sitter, board a plane, or engage in countless other activities. You'll need it TO BE A PERSON.
Now that may not sound so different from today. You already need a driver's license and a Social Security number to do many things. But your drivers' license isn't centralized at the federal level, and that makes all the difference. Here's why . . .
The federal government has a huge problem with the Medicare program. They've made trillions of dollars in promises they can't keep. But they have a plan to control costs . . .
* All of us will have REAL ID cards, issued by the states, but tracked in a centralized database
* The Feds will then force us to have electronic medical records too (this process is underway now)
* Your electronic medical records will be connected to the centralized REAL ID database
* The government will then start dictating which medical treatments you can receive and which you cannot
This last stage in the process is also being planned now. The supposed purpose is to protect us from ineffective treatments, but the real purpose is to control costs. In effect, the politicians will turn the entire country into a giant HMO. Do you want your health care needs being dictated by the same Keystone Gang who passed . . .
Well, here's where all the threads tie together to create a net that will eventually strangle you. Twenty two states have refused to comply with the first step in this disaster scenario, the REAL ID Act. But how long do you think they'll hold out now that . . .
The federal government funds half their budgets?!!!
Oh, what a tangled web the politicians weave when first they practice to intervene.
Many things are needed to unravel all the interventions by which the politicians have ruined our health care system. But we must also, at the same time, stop things from getting worse. High on this list is the need to repeal the REAL ID Act.
Don't let Congress nationalize you. Use our quick and easy Educate the Powerful System to tell your Congressional employees to repeal the REAL ID Act.
Use your personal comments to tell them that . . .
* You oppose mandatory electronic medical records too
* You don't EVER want federal bureaucrats to use REAL ID and/or electronic medical records to dictate what treatments you can and cannot receive
* You don't want federal aid to the states to be used either to bribe state governments to comply with REAL ID, or punish them for failing to comply
We pounded Congress with more than 31,730 messages in April. To beat that number this month the Downsize DC Army needs to send at least 1,589 messages today. You can send your message at DownsizeDC.org's "Repeal REAL ID" campaign page.
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