Sebelius and the Cold Math of Progressivism

by Ryan on March 3, 2012

in Culture,Health Care,History,Politics,Tyranny

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel a few days ago:

The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception.

In other words:  don’t worry about the cost of the new mandates — our policies will result in less people to cover!

I don’t even know where to start with this one since there are so many things wrong with this line of thought, so let me just rant a bit:

To progressives, the average person is intrinsically bad, perpetually a child, and as such unable to care for themselves.  People must be led by their betters, which coincidentally the progressive always feel describes themselves.  Replace religious ethics with state ethics and people no longer become people — they become objects to be used towards the progressive’s maintenance of power.  Hence, you get these cold, inhuman calculations.  People merely become numbers to fit into a formula which our betters tell us is for the best.

I believe Christianity’s most important contribution to human civilization is a simple concept:  every person has real value.  Western civilization has be “de-Christianizing” at the same time we’ve been embracing illiberal ideas of state control over more and more aspects of our lives, diminishing the individual from something of real value to an object which does or does not have any state use.

Sebelius’s premise exposes the illiberal, anti-christian, un-American quality of state-run health care, which takes the America idea that people can govern themselves and trades it in for the progressive/statist view that people are scared children who must be nudged into compliance with state dictates.

Reagan understood the dangers of this.

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