Open-minded liberals show zero tolerance in more ways than one. They make things far worse by denying that there is no chance of enacting utopia on this planet. Breweries aren't going to be allowed to open strip clubs and serve chicken wings, so forget it. Every sob story they spew is a call to enact meddlesome policies from the party that feels the debt ceiling is a problem but debt is not.
Most prominently, the new old president would rather you not draw attention to how people aren't getting any healthier now that they're legally supposed to do so. Health insurance is far more likely to be effective if purchased on one's own, unless sharing property now leads to using less of it.
Uncooperative individualists have been pointing over the course of two presidential terms that lack of insurance differs from lack of care, a relatively small percentage don't have insurance, many of those could acquire it but don't, and charity could assist the truly needy. But it was mean to make people seek their own things, which led to making everyone subscribe to national health. Now, everyone having something is naturally already driving up costs, unless you're one of the lucky jobless not paying payroll taxes.
Sure, a system conducive to obtaining coverage for oneself would still leave people without magical healing cards. But we can get the total statistically closer to zero if we worked under the assumption that adults who aren't molested by mandates are capable of responsibility. We should strive to help those who fall short, not make them feel less lonely by adding to their ranks.
For one, let people buy a product affecting their well-being anywhere they please. Enabling insurance portability would let more people be able to go to the hospital without sneaking out of emergency rooms. Instead of effectively encouraging patients to give the nurse Manti Te'o's girlfriend's name, people should be granted the ability to purchase coverage from any state and without doing so through work. Instead, the government can't accept any citizen might go without. As a result, they simply must guarantee that you have insurance, which is why so many patients are overcome with nausea.
And fewer people work the harder Washington tries. Spending that would dwarf what's commonly described as a fortune should at least provide a temporary adrenalin boost, but the state acts like it dropped the mortgage payment on ludes. There's nothing left to show for all this debt except hazy memories of wasted opportunities.
Cruelly, employment would be higher if only the government wasn't trying so desperately to lower it. Nancy Pelosi said the rate was unacceptable when it was around five percent, but that was when we had a warmonger president who orders drone strikes the way others order tacos and kept terrorists in an island prison. Sure, we still have those things, but at least there are also untold millions who have learned to trust Washington for their need-filling.
Still, some contrarians hold that people who can't find work need the White House to stop helping. The progressive outlook refuses to accept that anyone could be jobless, then proceeds to make as many comrades share the common interest of a zero-hour work week. Our preposterously active government's work to improve the economy keeps the Soviet Union alive as more than kitsch.
Meanwhile, the executive feverishly works to convince us to accept eight percent as the new baseline, not to literally count the despondent dropouts that don't even bother checking the non-filthy Craigslist ads anymore. Attacking the rich doesn't benefit the poor unless resentment overcomes hunger.
Similarly, having no guns could work, as long as we can trust bad people to voluntarily turn in their weapons and duct tape their hands. In reality, the shrieking reactions to a mass killing actually enable more of them. Attempting to meet the impossible standard of ensuring children are, in an emphasis of their favorite phrasing, “always safe from harm” will only make conditions worse for both those who would be targets and whom would never target.
Progressives are the only ones astute enough to accept the settled science that guns are made of a special evil metal that's magnetic with flesh, which is why blameless humans pick them up and find themselves putting pressure on triggers. The devices also grievously aim themselves at the innocent. Hollywood should produce a film about this sheer horror.
But at least their self-righteousness doesn't hurt anyone except everyone else. The obnoxious call to pass legislation based on the prospect that it “saves one life” is not lame enough rhetoric on its own: indeed, trying to enforce safety with a mechanical ban will cost many lives by criminalizing those who never even get parking tickets. The assumption that we can legislate crime into nonexistence by classifying selected inanimate objects as illicit creates even more danger by refusing to accept that evil is not restrained by magazine size.
Let's be realistic, unlike our liberal friends. In this inherently trying world, the only functional approach is to minimize danger and discomfort by trusting people to alleviate their challenges. A guardian state assumes people can't address their own needs. Even worse, refusing to accept any system based on self-reliance leads to an expectation to be coddled.
Welfare architects refuse to accept anything less than universal paradise. Sadly and ironically, their policies only lead to extensive hellishness. Washington then then must impose identical mandatory services upon everyone to be fair, which makes our gloomy circumstances both universal and ceaseless. If you want to see how imperfect life is, watch this White House try to perfect it.
Anthony Bialy is a writer and “Red Eye” conservative in New York City. Follow him at http://twitter.com/AnthonyBialy. Download a free ebook of his 2012 columns at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/270599.