People should have right to choose

Published 10:37 am Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dear Editor, 

In a recent speech about the government shutdown, the president managed to turn the news conference into a propaganda film for Obamacare. In his rhetoric, the president spoke about the “opportunities” that the new law will provide to the American public.

He gave specific examples of cases where the Affordable Care Act would help everyday Americans afford insurance so that they could receive the medical help that they so desperately needed. 
The truth is that the answer to affordable care is to regulate the outrageous highway robbery fees charged by the medical profession and not to further fund the insurance company coffers.

Aside from that, since the criminal institution that is the insurance industry will never be disbanded as long as the American public continue to be brainwashed in to believing that they are the saviors of our people, the Affordable Care Act would be fine if long it provided people with the opportunity to purchase affordable health care. 
That is not the entire case. While Obamacare does provide an affordable means to everyone for purchasing insurance, it also requires that all persons purchase insurance. That is not an opportunity – that is a federal edict. 
In this country, we are supposed to have the freedom to choose how we live. Soldiers fight so that we can have the freedom to make our own choices, but all the while our elected officials are slowly eroding those freedoms one by one.

This may not seem like a big deal to those who already have insurance, or to those who would like to purchase insurance, but it does matter to those of us who choose not to further inflate the profits of the insurance companies. And it will, in the future, matter to us all. Where will it end? 
It is time for this country to come together and to stand and fight for the basic freedoms that our forefathers fought so valiantly to secure. This is not about health care. This is not about insurance. This is about our basic human rights and the freedom to make our own choices.

Derek Tombrello