In response to this plaint from a loved one, I offered the following video.
STOP with this Death Panel stuff.
It's not true.
I do not yet know what response I will get. I am not hopeful. At some point it must become clear that an ostrich likes to stick its head in the sand.
In general I am forced to come to the following two major conclusions about those who back ObamaCare despite all the dangers inherent within it.
First, there are those who ideologically like the idea of government running of all things. As you know, I am convinced that those at the top of this ideology see Statism's threats to individuals not as a bug but a feature.
And then there are those who have a problem or expect a problem or have been made to fear a problem for themselves or others under the current system and are expecting the new arrangements to bail them out. They fail to see the role of government is bringing about the current problems because those in government place all the blame on "the free market." Those who believe our current health care system is "free" of government regulation, and not see that the problems as consequences that are significantly tied to those regulations, cannot be that ignorant. They had to be "educated" to be that blind.
a despot easily forgives his subjects for not loving him, provided they do not love each other. -- De Tocqueville
Dear Lord, lead us in the ways to thwart those who divide us.