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HEALTH INSURANCE? There has been a great display of smoke and mirrors out of the rats' nest called Washington in the past months. Everyone wants onto the band wagon to set up health insurance for all Americans. What a crock! I know this is a highly emotional issue . . . but bear with me a bit. They have had this system in Canada and England for many years and both have been a total failure. What makes them think that we can make a go of socialist medicine? Let's eyeball an outfit . . . excuse me, it's a cabinet post called the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. After the most recent riots in Los Angeles, mouthpieces from the Justice department and 'presidential spokesman' have come out and said the riots were a result of the 'Great Society' programs of Lyndon Johnson. Then we heard the howling . . . like coyotes serenading the full moon. The programs they are all condemning are socialist programs . . . just like the one for national health insurance. Why should this one work and all the others be no good? Do you think perhaps all the rhetoric was only a political expedience? You know, say something to get it off our backs and put the blame somewhere else! How many billions of our tax dollars were thrown into these unworkable socialist programs by the Reagan/Bush administrations? Why didn't they say then that they were useless and save all our money? Give me a break. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) was created April 11, 1953 (doesn't that take your breath away?) under Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953. The plan changed the Federal Security Agency into a new cabinet department. What I am about to report comes from the Encyclopedia Americana. It was written by a previous Secretary of HEW and is a glowing report of their activities biased to the extreme to justify their existence and of course, their jobs. Let's look at some of the major elements that come under their wing . . . Social Security, of course. We've taken it across the hot coals in Volume 1. A huge insurance scam which was foisted on Americans. Next is the Public Health Service. This was established as the Marine Hospital Service in 1798 to provide care for American seamen. This was similar at the time to military hospitals set up to care for soldiers and sailors. Activities were generally increased to include national and interstate quarantine and the collection of data concerning sanitation measures. (Now this is one the feds should be pretty good at . . .) In 1912, Congress extended their duties to include scientific investigation. These results are made available to public and private organiza- tions. The next paragraph is so flowery that I had to include it verbatim . . . "To carry on this important work, Congress created  within the service the National Institutes of Health which conduct research into the problems of arthritis and metabolic diseases, microbiological diseases, cancer, heart disease, mental disorders, mental health, and neurological diseases and blindness." Now that should make you want to stand up and salute! The Office of Education, which is an outgrowth of the National Department of Education established in 1867, is the clearing house for data on progress in educational procedures and methods of school administration. Results of experience in educational methods all over the country are brought together here, analyzed, and made available to educators throughout the nation. Whooppeeeee. Let's look at some dates here. This National Department of Education was established in 1867. This was also a very sad and volatile period in our history. There was as much conspiracy around the shooting of Lincoln as there was with Kennedy. Lincoln refused to allow bankers to issue money so he had the famous 'Lincoln greenbacks' issued to finance the war. After they had him assassinated, all sort of programs were pushed through Congress to alter our form of government. (Yes, this has been going on for a long time.) A major area to alter government is in education. Teach them that what- ever the government does is good for the nation. Teach them that government jurisdiction is all pervasive and omnipotent. It's a slow process but you can't argue with success. What do we see today? Everyone says we must have major reform in education in the US. Both little George and Clinton want to be the 'education president'. Our students fall way below students of other nations. Whose fault is that? The students or the education system? If we really want a good education system, we all will tell all government to butt out and keep their noses out of education. First thing you do is to teach that family values are not impor- tant. Next, convince students that religious values belong to the horse and buggy era and are not really important. Once that is done, the doors open to acceptance of all manner of weird ideas. Now we are enlightened by a revealing report on the evening news that children in America are not reading enough books. They are spending too much time watching television. No kidding . . . I wonder how many of our tax dollars were spent on this study. Sure some bright people in DC! Speaking of Clinton, it's reported that he went to Oxford University. Is this the definition of an oxymoron . . a moron who went to Oxford? Another element under HEW is the Food and Drug Ad- ministration. No need to say more about these creeps . . . just read the chapter entitled Food and Drugs. One of their duties 'is formulate standards and definitions for foods that will promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of the consumer.' Yea, sure! (I just had to include that. . . ) Another section under their wing is the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. (Sorry, never heard of this one.)  Their function is to cooperate with the states in preparing for and restoring to useful employment disabled civilians who have job handicaps resulting from illness, accident or other causes. The next couple of outfits under their control, and of course funding, will come as a surprise. One is Saint Elizabeths Hospital for the mentally ill and the others are three FEDERALLY FUNDED CORPORATIONS -- The American Printing House for the Blind, in Louisville, Kentucky; Gallaudet College (for the deaf) in Hartford, Connecticut and Howard University in DC, a college for blacks. (Federal Corpora- tions?) I'll bet you didn't know your money was being spread around so generously. To cap off this report from the encyclopedia, I want to include the last paragraph of their rubbish which shows in a subtle way what they consider their authorization from the constitution. "Together the programs administered under the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare represent a comprehensive group of services to meet nationwide needs. As a partner in these programs, the federal government cooperates with the states and their communities in safeguarding the general welfare of the people." The key words are . . . the general welfare of the people. These sick and warped legal minds have had some success with using the general welfare clause of the consti- tution for all sorts of socialist programs. When challenged in court, what do we have again? More warped legal minds which agree that this is a good way to get programs in place to help the people. Drivel. Critics of the proposed constitution jumped on this notion. It has been urged and echoed that the power "to lay taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay for the debts, provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare. No stronger proof could be given of the distress under which these writers labor for objections, than their stooping to such a mis- construction. (James Madison, in paper No. 41 of The Federalist Papers) Madison continues "[T]he language used by the convention is a copy from the Articles of Confederation. The objects of the Union among the States, as described in article third, are "their common defense, security of their liberties and mutual and general welfare." The terms of article the eighth are still more identical: "All charges of war and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defense or general welfare and allowed by the United States in Congress shall be defrayed out of a common treasury," etc. A similar language again occurs in article ninth. Construe either of these articles by the rules which would justify the construc- tion put on the new Constitution, and they vest in the existing Congress power to legislate in all cases whatsoever.  But what would have been thought of that assembly, if, attaching themselves to these general expressions and disregarding the specifications which ascertain and limit their import, they had exercised an unlimited power of providing for the common defense and general welfare?" As we've pointed out many times throughout these books, James Madison was adamant that the powers delegated to the federal government by the proposed Constitution are few and defined. (Paper No. 45) We granted specific and enumerated powers to the feds. They have NO carte blanche to pass legislation to care for us from the cradle to the grave . . . NONE. They cannot take general terms and twist them into authority to pass whatever they take a whim to legislate. Again, we must point out the ninth and tenth amendments which were passed to further restrict the federales from just this assumption on their part. If they feel, in their peculiar minds, that general welfare means they can do whatever they want, we must point out that the tenth amendment says, "No way." ARTICLE NINTH THE ENUMERATION IN THE CONSTITUTION OF CERTAIN RIGHTS, SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO DENY OR DISPARAGE OTHERS RETAINED BY THE PEOPLE. ARTICLE TENTH THE POWERS NOT DELEGATED TO THE UNITED STATES BY THE CONSTITUTION, NOR PROHIBITED BY IT TO THE STATES, ARE RESERVED TO THE STATES RESPECTIVELY, OR TO THE PEOPLE. Nowhere in the document does it even suggest that the general welfare clause can be substituted as a power to enact ANY legislation. But just look at the empires these schmucks are creating at the rats' nest called our nations capital . . . They are not only giving us a royal ride but they are shoving it in our face too. Their pompous attitude is that we should be happy that they are so concerned with our general welfare. We should be contented country bumpkins that really appreciate all they have done and are doing for us. After all, the public good is their only concern. You know, things like free cheese, medicare, medicaid, welfare, massive retirement payments for members of Congress, and more. Congress can't alter the Constitution by legislation. It receives it's power from the document and can pass laws only within the powers it defines. These powers cannot be extended by a loose construction of constitutional phrases. And whose fault is it? Ours mainly . . . because we haven't closely watched what the jerks that we sent off to the funny farm were doing. We have to wake them up and  remind them that we are out here and they will obey the law. There is a very simple solution to the problems of health insurance for Americans. Watch . . . By our massive reaction to what they are doing to us through these constitutional violations, we could easily get them to restore constitutional sanity to our government. Throw out the Federal Reserve System and restore our right to honest money. Stop all unauthorized spending and through these two books, most of it has been pointed out. Then, abolish the IRS and their illegal taxes and we would all have enough money to afford the health protection we deserve. In essence, we want them to go back to believing in the supremacy of the Constitution and obey its dictates. We have several big problems concerning these people. One, no one knows what the Constitution says or means. If an issue concerning constitutionality surfaces, our public servants don't read the Constitution to see if what they are doing is allowed. They refer it to a committee which then decides if yea or nay it's constitutional and they report to members of Congress. Constitutional or not, it then sails through the legislative process. They don't bother to check the document themselves nor do they have one of their staff to check it out. You know the attitude . . . hey, don't confuse me with facts, my mind is made up. Next, we ordered all members of Congress to take an oath by swearing (or affirming) to God 'to support this Constitu- tion'. It obvious that the oath has become a recital of so many words before they can go back to giving us the shaft. We need to exert all our pressure on these clowns by letters, phone calls and by Petitions for Redress. At the end of this book is an ASCII file of a petition which can be printed out on any printer. Make copies and fill out your grievance. Send it to your representative and both Senators by registered mail. These people need to be flooded by a million or more of these petitions. One of two they can chuckle over but numbers get their attention. They do understand when their constituents are upset as we saw when their banking practices were made known. The future of our country and by that, also our liberties, happiness and lives are at stake. The traitor is already within the gates! 


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