The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s healthcare legislation should be a clear indication that the President and the Washington establishment have every intention in controlling almost every aspect of the lives of the American people. After the high court’s announcement upholding the healthcare law, the President was quick to remark that this legislation will improve the lives of the poor and uninsured. These remarks demonstrate that the President is more talented at being a politician than a dedicated statesman.
He has spent the last four years telling the American people that if the government can increase its oversight of the private sector, then the economy will improve. This oversight combined with unpredicted levels of government spending was supposed to reinvigorate the economy. Now that the economy is even worse than when his predecessor left office, the President’s new plan consists of telling the American people, almost daily, that the economy is improving. Like most people in politics, the President’s statements, and what actually happens in reality, do not match.
Although there are a plethora of problems with the current healthcare industry, the President’s plan will only improve the lives of the poor and uninsured in the short term. The healthcare legislation will further increase deficit spending by the federal government. Congress and the President operate believing the notion that federal debt never has to be repaid. Those who believe this notion only have to look to the detrimental situations persisting in Greece and Spain to realize that excessive government debt can literally change the fabric of a nation.
At the age of 25, I fear that the country that was intended for my generation just two and a half decades ago, will not be the same for my children just 25 short years in the future. I look around and see a pervasive darkness consuming our country. A government that intends to exploit instant gratification at the expense of the longevity of our wonderful country. Preserving the constitutional values for the long haul is much more important than any government program that’s only intention is to increase the power and presence of the federal government.
Serving on the high school board, I have the amazing privilege of visiting with our community’s young people on a regular basis. I pray this country will become reinvigorated not by the attempts of an overarching government, but by the utilization of the rights secured in the U.S. Constitution and guaranteed to mankind by God. It is through returning to our country’s founding values that darkness will have no place to persist in our great nation. It is through returning to these founding principles that our community’s young people will embark on their future in an America that is freer, stronger and more morally fortified than it is today.