In this article, former Congressman Allen B. West will draw a correlation between Senator “Mad Uncle” Bernie Sanders and the proverbial cat lady. It is an accurate depiction and it is up to you to decipher exactly why that is so. Let us just hint that it has something to do with single payer health care and the alt-left defining everything as a “right.”
As Written By Allen B. West:
You know, Vermont’s democratic socialist Senator, Bernie Sanders, reminds me of Christopher Lloyd’s character in the “Back to the Future” movie series. Y’all remember the mad professor who was over-the-top emphatic? Yeah, that guy. Let’s be very honest, we all have a kinda nutty Uncle Bernie or Aunt Bernice in our families, but who would ever think they would be a U.S. Senator and heck, even run for president? Here’s a fella who actually didn’t have his first paying job until way late in life. Some would call that “failure to launch,” but Senator Sanders did find a way to make money and survive: he entered into politics. And all of a sudden, this unaccomplished back- bencher with no real legislative accomplishments in, well, how long in the U.S. Senate came darn close to being a presidential nominee, and is now a “leading” voice for the progressive socialist left in America.
You want to see something scary? Watch this.
As you know, English political philosopher and the father of classical liberalism, John Locke, wrote of natural rights, those being life, liberty, and property, which Thomas Jefferson rephrased as unalienable rights endowed by the Creator of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Now, ask yourself — and I would love to ask Uncle Bernie — exactly what kind of liberal are you? Or as a matter of fact, ask that of anyone adamantly claiming to be a “liberal” today.
I think they’re woefully confused in that they no longer believe the individual is sovereign and endowed by these basic three rights. We’re not debating with liberals today; they’re progressive socialists, democratic socialists, statists and borderline communists. They don’t embrace the ideal of American individualism; what they advance is a collectivism that subjugates and relegates us all to the whims of government…and what they will grant us. We’re no longer able to “pursue our happiness.” Nope, as Senator Sanders said in this clip from Sunday on “Meet the Press” is that we should be guaranteeing healthcare to everybody. That goes right along with we should be guaranteeing free college education to everybody. Which goes right along with we should be guaranteeing a certain wage to everybody. And that goes hand in hand with we should be guaranteeing misery for everybody.
Sir Winston Churchill said, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
Senator Sanders’ response to a failing Obamcare, which was government interjecting itself into our healthcare, is that, first, the GOP plan is going to kill people. Silly me, I thought we were toning down the rhetoric. So what Bernie Sanders wants is that infamous single-payer, Medicare, for everyone. Yes, Medicare, that program having issues with reimbursable rates so that many doctors are refusing to see Medicare patients. And the progressive socialists of the left despise the Medicare Part D program because it offers seniors a private sector choice…you know, the left hates that word choice, unless it means killing babies.
But, ponder this, Senator Sanders says he wants a full-up, government-run single payer healthcare system in America — you know, we should be guaranteeing this right to everybody, all Americans. Hey Bernie, that sounds a lot like the Veterans Administration Health system where the government said every veteran had a right to quality healthcare. And sir, if you haven’t noticed, veterans were dying on wait lists. Yeah, brilliant idea Senator Sanders. You can’t provide adequate, timely and quality care for less than two percent of the U.S. population but you actually think you can do it for everybody…as a right. Now that certainly sounds like something a nutty Uncle Bernie would say at Thanksgiving. We want a healthcare system that resembles the DMV? Ya just gotta ask, who votes for these people?
Now, here’s the real kicker. If everybody is supposed to get everything free, because everything, as determined and defined by the progressive socialist left, is a right…Hey, stop the press, who said the left could go about making all these rights, but they tell us we don’t have a Second Amendment right? How bizarre.
Anyway, back to the point at hand. If everything is supposed to be free, by right, and it’s guaranteed to be distributed by the government, who pays for it? We all know the government is a self-licking ice cream cone. It doesn’t generate capital; it taxes in order to gather resources. Ol’ Uncle Bernie says we just tax all those one-percenters, you know, working stiffs, who build businesses — oops, forgot, Uncle Barry, the other crazy uncle we DID elect president, said “if you own a…….
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