Sunday, October 4, 2009

AAPS fights for Freedom

I am swamped by family matters, but am doing my best to find time to sift through tidbits on the web for interesting, informative or encouraging things to post. One group which has been fighting against government intrusion into medicine for a couple of decades is AAPS, the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. Below is the brief speech of the organization's president at the Sept. 12 rally in Washington D.C. (The meat of the speech is from minutes 2:15 to 5:30.) It's refreshing to hear people speak out with clarity on the real issue at stake: freedom vs. statism.

A few highlights:

"We do not need health care reform; we need government reform."

"Every problem we have in access to medical care is due to government rules and regulation."

"Use the Constitution in the way it was designed: as a protection of individual choice and freedom."

On President Obama's address to Congress:

"He spoke the words of freedom such as choice, competition, responsibility--yet every proposal he made spoke of rules,regulations, fees, taxes, mandates. In other words, Slavery is Freedom."

You can find more information on their website Take Back Medicine. In particular, I would recommend their series of Mythbusters. These brief exposes are variable in quality, but many of them are worthwhile and informative, with references to other sources for further information.

Here's to your health!!


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