This speech, given by Ronald Reagan in 1961, is worth re-listening to given the final push to institute a Marxist-Socialist health plan on the nation by Obama and his Politburo cronies in the Congress. The demonization of doctors, nurses and insurance companies by these tyrants – is no different than the kinds of demonization that Communists have been known for before they take over an industry and enslave a people.
“Back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program. There are many ways in which our government has invaded the free precincts of private citizens, method of earning a living; our government is in business to the extent of owning more than 19,000 businesses covering 47 different lines of activity. This amounts to 1/5th of the total industrial capacity of the United States.
But at the moment I would like to talk about another one because this threat is with us, and at the moment, more imminent.
One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it. Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it. We have an example of this. Under the Truman administration it was proposed that we have a compulsory health insurance program for all people in the United States, and, of course, the American people unhesitatingly rejected this.
So with the American people on record as not wanting socialized medicine, Congressman Ferrand introduced the Ferrand bill. This was the idea that all people of social security age, should be brought under a program of compulsory health insurance. This would not only be our senior citizens, this would be the dependents and those that are disabled, this would be young people if they are dependents of someone eligible for social security.” – Ronald Reagan, 1961
Sound familiar? Listen to the entire speech in detail to understand that America was given a prophetic and dire warning by no less than one of our greatest modern statesmen way back in 1961 about the very issue and acts this Politburo Congress and Marxist-In-Chief are imposing on the entire nation as I post this.