The FDA is on a “seek and destroy” mission to get rid of birthing pools for women who have at-home births. At-home births were once the norm in America. Now, government wants to further control what we do with our bodies by destroying the pools because they are not approved medical devices. Maybe they will inspect all cars as medical devices since some births happen on the way to the hospital.
California voters are asking that male circumcision be outlawed. The Obama administration is saying that marriage being defined as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. You must use a front-loading washing machine. Congress is mandating that everyone purchase health insurance – everyone but congress, as they are exempt from that law.
Do any of these sound ridiculous to you? They should. At least some of them.
We live in America! The Land of the Free! Then why does it feel like with each passing year, and over 350 new laws in Utah alone this year, that we are being more and more restricted in our own Country?
We have allowed our government to take control over our lives in exchange for money/protection/safety/peace of mind. If we continue down this path, we will be taxed (in 10 years, as a matter of fact) at a 50% rate for all of our income. This doesn’t include sales tax, property tax or any taxes we are required to pay.
At this point, those of us paying for but not on welfare will soon be on welfare in order to survive. And Medicaid is already scheduled to take up another 5% of our budget in Utah in just a couple years. The new health care bill will give even more to Medicaid – as if we could afford it.
So what do we do?
1 – Recognize that even if it isn’t affecting you yet, someday a bill will be passed that does affect you. You should be concerned that it is happening to your neighbor even if it hasn’t happened to you (ie the Patriot Act gives the government the right to search your home with no warrant or probable cause).
2 – Become self-sufficient. It’s time to stockpile that extra food and plant that garden for the day you can no longer afford to go to the grocery store.
3 – Get involved in your community. We don’t need a law to bring awareness to something that matters to us. Join a group or organization that is already paving the way for what you believe in.
4 – Vote and know your delegates. You may not be overly political, but these elected officials are the reason you can’t afford to pay for your health care (with government regulations), and are sinking our economy deeper into depression (raising the debt ceiling, spending/borrowing more than we have). Join the local convention or group for your affiliate party and get to know whom you are voting for or voting out.
Do you have other tips to offer that would benefit the citizens of our great Country?