Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Post Health Care: What to do now?

Just as Nancy Pelosi shamefully paraded across the capital with minority members of the house to remind us of the civil rights struggle, perhaps it is now our time for civil disobedience. I remember from my political science class that in order for a law to be enforced, it must also be considered legitimate. For example, when prohibition was passed, it wasn't considered legitimate in that few honored its existence, despite rigorous enforcement. Similarly, can we ignore the rules of the health care plan and render it illegitimate. Can we ignore the taxes and fines. As I heard on the radio yesterday, can we patronize health care speakeasies. Can we take our health care off the grid. The problem with a tactic such as this is that it requires enough of a unity as to force action. However, if you can remember back to your summer days at the swimming pool, how many times did you line up along the side of the pool with your friends waiting to see who would get into the cold water first. You would all make a pact to jump in together on the count of three, and when three is called out, you are either all still on the side of the pool, or one sucker jumped in while the rest await their reaction. Unfortunately, that is how we act in so many things. Most people will wait and let somebody else take the risk first or not take the risk at all. The problem we have here is that by the time we get the guts it takes, Obama and Pelosi will have drained the pool. Will you take the leap?

6 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

What does a medical speakeasy look like to you? Unlicensed doctors? Amateur surgeons? Drugs from Canada?

jrchaard said...

I imagine it something like the bar scene from star wars. You go up to the bar and order a procedure. They then tell you what table to lay on to have it done. All the doctors have to wear masks to hide their identity.

Kansas Bob said...

You got me on this one! With all of the talk about home birthing I thought you were serious ;)

jrchaard said...

Oh bob, don't get me wrong, my family already practices rogue health care.

Kansas Bob said...

I am so sorry to hear that.

jrchaard said...

why apologize