Taking Control

By Nathan Barton

For the last three weeks, with amazing levels of criticism, the Massa-to-be is doing all the preparation work necessary to take control (or so he and others fondly hope) of the massive leviathan called the FedGov.

Part of this was picking one of the biggest critics of the PPACA (ObummerCare), Representative Tom Price of Georgia, to head the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS or HHS), according to a UPI headline. Mama noted: It will be interesting to see what is done to replace ObummerCare. No hope in the world it could just be eliminated and people left free to make their own decisions. And so much damage has been done to both medicine and insurance already, it will take a careful transition to avoid utter chaos. And, of course, most of that chaos would be due to the fact that so few people are in the least ready to take control of their own lives.

What is needed, as Mama points out, is NOT for Trump or his appointees to take control of the FedGov and therefore “save” Americans from the mess, but for US – individually – to take control of our OWN lives. To take the control BACK from the FedGov, the state governments – yes, and even the local governments, and assume the control for ourselves: the responsibility for making our own decisions and living by the results of those decisions: our actions. NOT the actions of a billionaire in DC or New York, and NOT the actions of 535 people in Congress, NOR eight (or nine) Nazgul in robes, nor of nearly uncountable bureaucrats, but rather, each of us.

Of course, the general attitude, regardless of political party or philosophy, seems to be that the FedGov is able to control the entire world. That has been demonstrated, time after time, to be impossible.

Because the truth is, no central or semi-central authority can take control of society – not worldwide, nor at a “national” level nor at a state level. For that matter, it is near impossible to do it at the level of even a relatively small county – even a small city or town. Consider, for example, Morton County of North Dakota, scene of the recent “water protector” protests on the DAPL: 30,000 population. But the sheriff, with all his deputies and reinforced by hundreds of cops and possibly even soldiers from dozens of locations across much of the Fifty States, is unable to “take control.”

Indeed, it seems to be difficult for many of us to take control of our own families: taking control of our own lives seems to be about the limit of our abilities. Maybe we ought to concentrate on doing that, and stop supporting efforts to control, directly or indirectly, our neighbors and friends and everyone else in the world.

As Mama pointed out, the best solution – the solution that COULD be implemented – is to get rid of ObummerCare and replace it with… NOTHING. Nothing mandatory, nothing that requires billions of dollars to be stolen from taxpayers now and in the future, and nothing that prevents OR forces someone to do something that they themselves do not think is wise for them to do.

If it doesn’t happen now, it will, sooner or later. Because the end result of the government tinkering more and more in things like health care ultimately will reach a point of complete collapse. It will, at some time, be impossible for the system to function at all. Indeed, the chaos will be the likely immediate result, as something new has to be created. And people will die prematurely, needlessly, when that happens. And still more will die, violently, as that new order is established, even if the new order is one of voluntary and peaceful cooperation with people taking control of their own lives.

About tpolnathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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