House Votes to Repeal Obamacare

by Jason Stotts

In a welcome, but mostly symbolic, move, the US House has passed a measure repealing Obamacare.  I am certainly pleased that this happened, since Obamacare is the biggest push towards socialism since the New Deal and the most radical denial of individual rights yet, but I can’t help but to be somewhat pessimistic.  First, the law will never clear the Senate and, even if against all odds it does, it will get vetoed by Obama.  Second, the Republicans are not truly our allies or the allies of any reasonable person.  Although they posture as protectors of rights and this move was, in fact, consistent with that, they actually only care about certain rights: those that their god approves of.  Case in point: yesterday the Republicans also introduced two bills intended to ban abortion, at least through the universal healthcare system and, they hope, completely in the future.

We, and by that I mean Objectivists and all people of reason, need to remember that neither Democrats nor Republicans are, or could be, our allies.  We might be forced to cooperate against a larger enemy from time to time, but we can only truly be allies with those committed to individual rights and freedom and who are so committed as a matter of principle.  Let us hope that this push to repeal the socialistic advances by the Democrats succeeds and continues and that the Republics are not able to harness it into a vehicle for movement to theocracy.

Frankly, I look forward to a political party that is founded on, and committed to, the principles of individual rights and whose entire platform stems from these principles.

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