Beware of the impact of state provided services.
Americans have been slowly losing control of various segments of their lives since the progressive era of the early twentieth century made it OK to federalize previously private activities. The Great Depression of the Roosevelt era codified this federal control over private business and personal behavior. This statist power grab has only accelerated since the nineteen sixties. For example, Medicare and Medicaid have replaced the doctor patient relationship with regulations and a unaffordable bureaucracy.
The Department of Education has in many instances redefined previously locally determined protocol for educating American youth. This same group has insidiously become more involved in post-secondary education and has created a $1.4 trillion student loan debt burden.
The state’s reach goes beyond these areas and is now involved in almost all activities American citizens participate. Evidence of this fact can be found at:
As the debate over Obamacare continues, please beware that if America adopts social medicine one day the state may outlaw Big Macs in the name of keeping America healthy.