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Friday, June 14, 2024

Matthew Christ's Monday column is a shining beacon of willful ignorance and shallow thinking.

Mr. Christ states, "It's a shame that politics is overtaking this country's best intentions once again." Imagine that. Politics means "many views" and reflects the fact that there are major factions in this country opposed on deep-seated principles. So he's surprised that people with opposing principles disagree and that they won't just - you know - agree already? Wow, what penetrating insight.

I reject most points of Democratic "health care reform," including the inclusion of a public option under the grounds that "you can either play the game or referee it, but you can't do both." You can't fairly compete with private businesses while telling them what they can and can't do, and all while not worrying about making a profit.

Finally, I reject the notion of health insurance as a right. All natural rights require nothing of your fellow man besides getting out of the way. The rights to free speech, bearing arms and a fair trial don't require a third party to bestow upon you a bull horn, rifle or suit for court. I know it feels really good inside to "care" about the less fortunate, but what you're doing is supporting tyranny by forcefully taking the product of my labor and giving it to someone else who did not earn it. Don't be shocked when I don't rush to embrace your attempt to strip me of more of my freedoms and property.

If Mr. Christ's column on Monday was representative of this generation's thinking, I weep for the future.

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