The following is a letter I recently sent to some fellow Libertarians on my views on the state of the nation and philosophy in general.
I love my country, I’ve been around the world and studied several other countries and cultures and there is no place I would rather be. Not only do I love my country but I innately love people, I am driven by compassion to do what’s best for the greater good. The country I was born in and have lived in my entire life is not the country we are seeing today. There are very ominous clouds hanging over the horizon, these are the clouds of Socialism. Whilst Socialism is a great “Paper Government” it is not a realistic one, and if we continue down this path we will be in for very hard times. It is very safe to say that given this track in the next few years we may cease to be the U.S.A. but more like the U.S.S.A. In order to understand why Socialism is an entirely flawed system first, we need to understand ourselves and human nature in general. Humans, by nature – are extremely competitive (on various levels), and are greedy (we always want more) – by that alone Socialism has no ground to stand on. The Democratic Party is looking for these quick fixes to appease the people and increase the power of the Government entirely disregarding human nature. For instance, let’s talk healthcare reform.
This so called “public option” will be a damning bill in the end if it is passed as the Democratic Party intends it to be. Not only will is greatly reduce the quality of healthcare overall (which I’ll elaborate on in a moment), but it will continue to spend money we don’t have, increase the roll of government, and eliminate several American people’s jobs. South Korea is a good example of a “Universal Healthcare System” that works, and an even better example of what our current healthcare system is fundamentally lacking. Healthcare in Korea is what it ought to be here, a business. It sounds crazy but trust me, it makes sense. In Korea there is a very high demand for healthcare, surgeons of all sorts of medical needs – to meet this demand there are medical facilities everywhere and what makes this work even better is competition. As I mentioned before human nature essentially can be summed up as competition and greed, in this case the competition for money. Korean citizens go to the most reputable doctors who also charge the least, a good doctor will not do well if he charges too much for his services. Now we come to the problem in America. Hospitals are very sparse, right there that kills competition and also does another thing – does not adequately meet the demand for services. So, what the Democratic Party is doing is killing thousands of jobs in the insurance industry, increasing taxes on all of us (even if they say they’re not, they will in some form), and forcing all people to go to these hospitals which can barely handle the patients they have now. Healthcare reform needs to start with less regulation, more waivers for treatment so people cannot be lawsuit happy (a practice Korea has and there are very few malpractice issues due to reputation meaning so much), a stimulus for opening clinics would go a long way, and incentives for people to become doctors. They’re extremely important so I say the government is okay to compensate them in some way or another, just like teachers all ready are.
To end my long winded speech, I’d like to make a few final points. The government in the past year and a half has taken a considerable stake in the auto industry, banking industry and are now working on the insurance industry. The government is getting more and more powerful every day, and its time we fight for some of our freedom back. It is critically important to bring these issues to light with all the facts and sound logic to debunk what the government is doing so that we may began on the road to recovery from this mess. In these dark times it is very important to constantly question the roll of government, what they’re doing and what the constitution says they ought to be doing. Remember, first and foremost the government was founded to protect its people, their rights and liberties. It seems each day our rights and liberties become more challenged. I can only pray that somehow I can open the eyes of those who will listen to me, and our party will continue to grow to wake up all of America and return our nation to the way it was always intended to be by the founding fathers.