Hillary is proving that the “1984” add had a point.
LAS VEGAS – Hillary Rodham Clinton exhorted Democrats yesterday to make universal health care the “No. 1” issue in 2008, hoping to transform what was once her most humiliating political failure into a theme that catapults her to the presidency.
She didn’t shy away from supporting mandates that employers offer insurance, which galvanized opposition to her original plan in the 1990s.
“And people are going to have to take better care of themselves,” she added. “We cannot afford all the illness that folks are bringing on themselves. … We need to start working on that, myself included.”
This brings to mind this C.S. Lewis quote.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Remember. Every tyrant from Caesar to Robespierre to Mao and Pol Pot have all justified their deeds by claiming that it was for the good of the many. If Hillary didn’t scare you before, she certainly should now. And if she doesn’t, then you must be one of the ones sitting on the benches in that commercial.
It is frightening to think that we have gone from ” government of the people, by the people, for the people” to “people are going to have to take better care of themselves…We need to start working on that” and many people are just fine with that.