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Rationing with Eyes Wide Shut

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Friday, July 9, 2010

Rationing with Eyes Wide Shut

July 9, 2010

President Obama has named Donald Berwick to run his national health care plan. Berwick has praised Britain's National Health Service and said this about rationing: "The decision is not whether or not we will ration care; the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open."

Those of us who loudly proclaimed it would come to rationing and - yes, death panels - were shouted down by proponents as irrational and alarmist. But when you begin with the premise that life is not endowed by God and we are mere evolutionary accidents, this is where it leads. The government gets to decide who gets treatment and who doesn't; who lives and who dies is based solely on economics.

This is the triumph of the secular-socialist state unless we stop it in the next two elections. But the majority are on some form of government assistance and it is difficult to break addictions, which the secular left is counting on. They want to end individual initiative and bring socialism to America. They say so by their deeds, even if they cover up by using fancy words.

Glenn Beck is right. Sarah Palin is right. I'm right. And you may soon be dead unless they are stopped.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.

Rationing with Eyes Wide Shut