A friend of mine has allowed me to post my response to those of you debating my recent WorldNetDaily piece today.
To those Canadian cynics on Free Dominion....
Look. When I write, I write for two purposes. One, to be intentionally provocative -- some hyperbole -- to drive home a point. There is a place for hard hitting rhetoric. And when you are only allowed about 800 words some times you need to use hyperbole to get people interested. At least get a reaction. But why should I have to tell anyone about the business of writing a column? It’s an opinion piece from a Canadian who is exercising his right to free speech.
So that bit about being treasonous from Bob Weir is a joke. That guy needs head examined -- oh wait -- he's a typical Canadian. Sorry Bob. I forgot Canadians aren’t allowed to buck the status in a socialist system. Maybe we should hold a rally for BOB WEIR – free him from the tyranny of dissenting opinion. .
Now for those of you with an intellect, and I know you’re there, I'm sure you realize that the main aim of my piece was to talk about the problems with Canada’s socialized healthcare.
1) It is absolutely outrageous that our "universal" system, which is suppose to be free and accessible, is in fact not universally free and accessible. I'm absolutely stunned that so many of you don't get the irony here – LIKE BOB.
So what if some of you had good experience! The fact is, many Canadians don't have a good experience and it is supposed to be UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE system. UNIVERSAL means that everybody should have a reasonable level of medical assistance and not the horror stories we hear every day. DON'T YOU GET IT?????BOB????
UNIVERSAL is everybody, or it’s not universal and therefore not “accessible”…and therefore considering that we pay a lot into the system we’ve got a problem.
2) Most importantly, in most regions of Canada it is still illegal, or at least deeply frowned upon, because of socialist pieties, to get private care because its "unfair" and "this is only going to hurt the poor". In a country that is as advanced and wealthy as ours that’s not only a joke – that is immoral!!!! BOB!!!
And by your definition of treason, it should also be TREASONOUS!!!! BOB!!!
Now, I realize the Supreme Court has thrown a wrench into the fix. But it still uncharted water and this Conservative government has done nothing to clarify the issue -- something about being committed to our socialist system – and they call themselves conservative.
Yes I know there are exceptions to the rule, BOB.
Some of you have been able to access private services. But it hardly worth talking up our system because some of you have had good experiences. Please. Even I’ve had good experiences in the system. But if every argument is going to be reduced to some anecdotal analysis then why bother defending and advancing principles???? BOB???
Like what principle governs you ridiculous assertion that disagreeing with Canada’s healthcare system constitutes treason??? Hum??? Or is that just your experience talking?
Our system is predicated on this absurd notion that we are more "compassionate" then the Americans, because we don't turn people away. And some of you back that up by talking up your good experiences. So what! So does that mean those other Canadians with very bad experiences don’t count in this debate, is that it, BOB? Or are they treasonous too????
The fact that those Canadians had to got to great lengths to get care is outrageous and every “compassionate” Canadian should be outraged as well, especially given the level of taxation we under go. Or would that be treasonous BOB???
So spare us your cynicism and your “superiority complex” about how great the Canadian medical experience is, please.
Learn to be honest, not with me…if you don’t like me…what do I care. But be honest about the problems that plague our healthcare system.
Which gets to the principle of my argument: my underlying assertion is that our system is rooted in envy, and envy is no basis for building a healthcare system. And anyone who is going to argue to the contrary has checked out of reality--BOB!!!!
And it is envy because you don’t solve the problem by robbing others so that everyone can have equal insurance. When government redistributes money to pay for someone else’s "socialized healthcare" its theft.
And it is immoral for those Dems to down play the major problems in our country’s system only to score political points with the "poor", especially when any rational person knows that the 260 million that are paying right now will be sacrificed for politics.
So that's my defense. If you don't like what I write, fine with me. After all I’m a traitor, right BOB???
And I guess that must make you the King of Canada, eh BOB.