by Amanda Read | November 6th, 2012
The hours are ticking down to the moment when Americans decide which candidate to hire as chief executive of the U.S. government for the next four years. Take a few minutes to watch some scenes that will further inform you of the issues behind the big choice in the 2012 election. (The above video is an ad that I participated in with members of Resist 44.)
Obamacare: The controversial legislation that Obama plans to enforce and Romney vows to repeal. What does it actually do?
Available for free viewing on YouTube is a documentary on Obamacare produced by the Tea Party Patriots. The movie examines the intersection of medicine and politics from the days of Hippocrates and Plato to the present before investigating the Affordable Care Act piece by piece.
Featured throughout the film is Grace-Marie Turner of The Galen Institute, who has explained the crucial differences between “Romneycare” and “Obamacare” (I recommend her articles “What Really Happened With Romneycare” and “Romney’s Best Defense: The Truth About Romneycare).
KEY SCENES: 37:20 – What’s up with the rationing talk? “If the federal government is paying medical costs for us…the incentive of the federal government now is to reduce our life expectancy once we’re not taxpayers anymore.”
What does the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) decide? The legislation says “Any other areas that the Board determines affect overall spending and quality of care in the private sector.” (Representative Paul Broun explains that “overall spending and quality of care in the private sector” could easily apply to things like guns, food, eating habits, and cars.)
40:10 – THE FEDERAL RESERVE OF HEALTHCARE – Representative Paul Broun says, “I think people can make a strong comparison of the Fed from a monetary policy perspective and IPAB from a healthcare perspective. IPAB can utilize healthcare to control every aspect of our lives just like the Fed controls the monetary side.”
43:21: “We’re leaving the age of the independent physician, where the physician is now an employee, and that fundamentally changes the loyalty of that physician, because now they have to either respond to the demands of government or an employer, not necessarily to the needs of the patient.”
Bottom line: Obamacare does not increase healthcare, but increases government.
BENGHAZI TIMELINE AND REVELATIONS
Fox News’ Bret Baier takes us through the history of the Benghazi attack (available on YouTube).
I haven’t found 2016 available for purchase through online download, so you have to get the DVD for this one. Dinesh D’Souza’s respectfully done biopic of Barack Obama offers a plausible theory of Obama’s political philosophy based on Obama’s own words, life experiences, and influences. Obama’s worldview favors the redistribution of wealth worldwide, indicating that a weaker United States of America is actually a good thing in our incumbent president’s opinion.
KEY SCENES: Obama’s relationship with Frank Marshall Davis, whom he referred to only as “Frank” in his writings to avoid controversy.
Interestingly enough, Obama’s half-brother, George Hussein Obama – who lives in poverty in Kenya – does not share the U.S. president’s anti-colonialist sentiments.
Also, notice the anti-colonialist opposition to Israel. Anti-colonialists call Israel “a Trojan Horse” in the Middle East. Furthermore, there is a daunting speculation of America’s potential increased national debt in 2016.
Matthew Perdie (a film editor of the aforementioned movie, The Determinators and the “Our President Shouldn’t Be…” ad) toured America entirely on foot during the early days of the Obama administration and the dawning of the Tea Party – and captured it on camera. Perdie’s mission was to “provoke questioning of the dangers of massive government expansion, while acknowledging the principles and virtuous behavior that are necessary for the survival of a free Constitutional Republic.”
During the 2012 election season, Perdie released all four episodes of his first DVD online.
KEY SCENES: Episode 3: Tyrannical Expansion, 8:40 – “If our children remain indolent and lazy, we can basically kiss our country goodbye. The lack of productivity that would result from the absence of a strong work ethic would lead to economic collapse, giving the proponents of big government all the perceived justification in the public eye that they need to take over the economy – and in many ways, our lives.”
17:16 - “Madison and other founders did the very best they could to write a constitution that would actually make the government only strong enough to keep the country unified. But over 200 years later, their hopes were crushed by a tyrannical government in a form that few of them expected. Excessive and abusive taxation, spending, regulations, and illegal use of their own powers, granted to them by the apathetic consent of the governed.
With the establishment of the colonies, and the birth of the United States, came the opportunity to experiment with the idea of a free market system. Over the next 200 years, this experiment resulted in a tremendous economic boost never seen before in world history. By 1945, the United States economy by itself produced 50% of the world’s wealth as a result of this free market system. Over time, our government began to spend more and more…[unsustainably]…now our country currently produces 25% of the world’s economy…”