Obamacare Will Take Away Your Children
Do you want government healthcare? OK, then you shouldn’t mind if the government comes knocking at your door to see if you are raising your child in the government approved manner, right? Well that is just another of the authoritarian provisions of Obamacare.
Former Hollywood tough guy and current conservative columnist Chuck Norris found another one of Obama’s little Chicago styled, thuggish provisions tucked into the House healthcare bill that should make everyone worry about government overreach.
In sections 440 and 1904 on page 838 of the House bill, government aggregates unto itself the right to invade the home of any citizen with minor children in order to institute “home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children.” The supposed goal is to “help” train parents in the government approved style of child rearing.
Now, you do understand what this means, don’t you? This means that if the government perfunctory that enters the home decides in her wisdom that the children in the home are not being raised in the government approved way, why then the Department of Children and Family Services will be called in to remove the children from the home. (Side note: I say “her” above because it will likely never be a male government employee in such a position. I am not violating the standard practice of using the male pronoun.)
With this “visitation” provision, we are setting up a situation where Obama will be invading parent’s homes and taking away their children.
Does it seem over-the-top of me to say that government intruders will fan out across the country, removing children from homes thanks to Obamacare? Are you rolling your eyes at what you consider my hyperbole?
Let us consider the facts here. If government employees charged with the health and welfare of children begin to “visit” homes across America and these government thugs see situations of which they do not approve, such as home schooling or religious practices they disagree with, then they will be obligated by law to inform on these recalcitrant parents.
Think about this. Wouldn’t a government employee be strung up by her neck should she ignore what could potentially be child abuse? Wouldn’t the Old Media go crazy if a child was found abused and it later came out that an Obamacare “visitation” service was performed at the home yet the abuse was ignored?
You bet it would. Such a government employee would find her face and name all over the media in a feeding frenzy of condemnation.
Of course, I am not talking here about great railroad cars loaded full of the nation’s children that have been ripped from their parent’s bosoms sent off to be warehoused in government camps. It will be nothing so blatant as that. But what will result is that parents will be fearful for their family every time an Obamacare operative comes knocking at the door for another government approved “help” session to begin. That will be nearly as bad. Parents will treble at the fear that a government perfunctory will determine that they spy “abuse” when that front door opens.
The problem here is, who determines what “abuse” means? Well, the government thug sent into your home will, naturally. Real abuse need never have occurred for the full force of Obama’s jack-booted government officials to come down on a parent. Children will be summarily removed from the home on even the slightest suspicion that “abuse” has occurred.
And YOU will have voted for this to happen with your support of Obamacare.
(Cross posted on HealthcareHorseRace.com.)
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Warner Todd Huston
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