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Rev. Malkmus Criticized For Article About Socialism & Health Care

socialized-medicineA couple weeks ago, using numerous verses from the bible, I clearly showed from Scriptures that our bodies belong to God and not to government, and concluded the article with the following words.

“The government forcing me to carry Health Insurance, not only isn’t fair, but it would also force me into a Socialist system, which I abhor. . . . But this forcing of me to carry Health Insurance and the Government control of the Health Insurance Industry goes far beyond socialism, it is unconstitutional! Sadly we are rapidly becoming no longer the ‘Land of the Free and the home of the Brave.’ But rather, ‘the land of the enslaved, and the home of the ignorant.” (Full Socialism Article Here)

Well what was shared in this Health Tip wasn’t received very well by one of the readers of that Health Tip. Here is what one reader wrote  using the alias “yellowlark”:

“Stay focused on the issues. Since you are rich when are you going to give your fair share. It is not the poor in this country that has taken jobs out of this country but I guess that is ok with you since you don’t want them to get health care. When are you going to open your store houses and nourish the people? But NO, that would cost you $$$$ and we know you can’t give any of that. It is a shame you have become just like the Oil and other Industry’s in the USA only thinking about your MONEY.”

And here is what another reader using the alias “homeschoolmom” wrote in response to the above letter:

“Yellowlark, you are missing the point. This isn’t about money – it’s about control. I do not have health insurance and I am not even close to rich. But, I do not want health insurance – or anything else from government. The government should be our servant – not our slave driver forcing us to do things we don’t want to do. If you want that kind of system, you should consider moving to a country that embraces that type of government – like Cuba.”

This letter from “yellowlark” is a sad one, but even sadder is that it reflects an ever increasing portion of our nation’s population believes others should take care of them. Our nation’s founding fathers established a nation where the primary role of government was to provide the people with protection from outside forces so that the people could in freedom, work hard and enjoy the fruits of their labors.

Today we have a government that is attempting to take what has been earned by hard working citizens, who have prospered in a system of free enterprise, and give it to those who have not worked as hard or prospered as much. The more government takes from those who have, and gives it to those who have not, the more of those same people will vote them back into power.

There seems to be a concerted effort in Washington to take control of the health care system. Instead of government using taxpayer money to provide free health care the American people would be much better served if that money was used to teach the citizens how to prevent sickness from occurring in the first place. There is not a single item in any of the proposed Health Care bills before Congress that even hints at prevention.

Editor’s Note: By the way, we do encourage you to comment on these posts whether you agree with me or not. That’s one of the advantages of the new blog version of the Health Tip.


  1. These comments in response to your communications are disappointing. It shows the massive ignorance that reigns with all too many in our culture.

    Why is it so difficult to see that the government cannot afford to pay for health care for all. Nevermind the fact that the government should not even be involved in such a task. There are generally two things that the citizens of this great country do not understand with the current proposals before congress.

    If they were to pass such bills, here are the major problems that will ensue (backfire) on those ignorant enough to support such a thing.

    First, wages will be decreased. Law makers don’t seem to realize that small business must run within a budget. If a small business without high margins is required to add an unplanned benefit then another benefit must be reduced. In this case, most small business owners will be forced to reduce wages or other benefits to cover the cost of a required health care benefit.

    Second, entrepreneurs are discouraged. Whenever a system forces an entrepreneur to spend their hard earned profits in a certain manner, the motivation for toiling to build is removed. Any requirement by the government which dictates how entrepreneurs are to use their results is against the very fabric of this American nation.

    It seems radical to say that not everyone should be covered by health care (disease care) but it really is quite simply the only rational response when you get a more complete grasp on the entirety of the situation.

  2. Linda Nitzschke December 15, 2009

    Like I keep saying, it is very simple to figure out whether the “health-care” bill is a good thing or a bad thing, and that is to realize who it’s biggest supportors are–the big drug companies. Case closed.

  3. WarmWeather December 20, 2009

    We have had this government run, Socialist-Socialized health care in Alberta, Canada for MANY years. The one you are afraid of having in the U.S. right now. We were forced by the government to pay premiums to them, if they were not paid, we were taken to a collection agency then to court. It was based on income, less income pay less, more income pay the full amount which was a maximum that stopped at that level. Just as of last January 2009, our premium payments were abolished and now we have free health care.

    It was and is a very good system, I would have it no other way. I am in contact with MANY people and relatives as we like this system. ALL of my family, old and young, have almost no complaints and really DO like our system. We have had medium to short wating times to get all sorts of proceedures done. Socialist health care IS the way to go. Nothing else went socialist in our society and it stopped at health care and socialism went NO futher in to any other areas of our society in Alberta.

    What I am trying to say is your fears may be unfounded in the U.S., and we have had this socialist health care system for many years that we have alread experimented on it and it works well. It may work well for you.

    But yes I know that that the medical system in both the U.S and Alberta is wrong in general and is based on surgery, drugs, MRI’s, etc. and not on diet and prevention. Yes Hacres is an answer and works!

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