I was discussing the health care law with some friends. One said:

The projections I’ve seen show the healthcare reform won’t een come close to the war cost.

Health Care = $1/trillion over 10 years.

Combined wars = $20/trillion over 20 years or $1/trillion a year by 2019 due to compounding costs of the war(s) and after them.

As for not effecting me, I have full coverage health as a benefit. I’m at 0 risk of being laid off or fired. If anything I’m considered a major asset and should probably try to renegotiate for a higher wage. So unless I start making $200k+ or start going to sun tanning businesses, probably not effected.

I replied:

Well look at the Medicare predictions. Only off by a factor of 5. Pray that this is no worse.

And the worst of it is that there is no limit on Federal power.

My consolation is that the Right in smaller ways and the Left in Larger have been willing to give up their Birthright for a mass of pottage. A pox on both their houses.

We used to have people who believed like this:

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

There are yet a few of us left. Pray it is enough.

May I remind my esteemed comrades:

Any power you give to government will eventually be used against you.

You all – Left and Right have been blinded by your fears. My hope is that this day has opened a few eyes.

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” Samuel Adams

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; ’tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated.” Tom Paine

My motto is a very old American one.

Live free or die.

Let me add:

It is most amusing to me to watch my friends here barter their liberty. Is it worth $10 trillion or $20? 5 or 10? A nickel or a dime?

Once you start bargaining over the price of your slavery you have proved more than adequately you are slaves.