Sunday, September 02, 2007

Another Whiff of Fascism

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards proposes mandatory preventative care under his universal health care plan:
Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.

"It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. "If you are going to be in the system, you can't choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK."
All citizens will make mandatory visits with government inspectors or face punishment: in any normal presidential campaign cycle, this position would have been the kiss of death for the Edwards candidacy. For some bizarre reason this year, all of the Democratic presidential candidates seem to be assuming that this is the way forward for Americans. It's as if the Democratic party has lost all faith in the ability of Americans to care for themselves without government intervention.

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