Health care so-called reform has passed in the Senate, voting along strictly partisan lines, the Dems halted a Republican filibuster. In an after-Midnight session, sometime in the dark hours of Monday morning, your government, O Americans, decided to increase taxes, to increase the health care premiums paid by independently insured parties, to increase the premiums paid by unions in their plans, to fund Abortions (prenatal infanticide) from your tax money, and to lower the salaries of Insurance company members, and to restrict the return on investment of citizens holding stock in Insurance companies, and to otherwise dictate what hitherto had been private matters determined peaceably between rational men by negotiation.
The bill creates 112 new bureaus and offices, and no actual health care will be provided to anyone until five or nine years have passed, albeit the taxes and other impositions go into effect immediately. There is apparently no "public option" which means the poor still will not get any more or better or different coverage.
The bill is upwards of 9 trillion dollars over a ten year period. This, during a depression.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, at paragraph 2243:
Armed resistance to oppression by political authority is not legitimate, unless all the following conditions are met: 1) there is certain, grave, and prolonged violation of fundamental rights; 2) all other means of redress have been exhausted; 3) such resistance will not provoke worse disorders; 4) there is well-founded hope of success; and 5) it is impossible reasonably to foresee any better solution.
Of these criterion, not all have been met. ( Collapse )