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SOLO Press Release—Public Health Care Is the Root of All Tyranny
Submitted by Lance on Tue, 2007-09-04 05:07
SOLO Press Release: Public Health Care Is The Root of All Tyranny
Well, not all tyranny, but it is at the root of some of the most totalitarian legislation and the New Zealand government's most pervasive interference in our lives recently, says SOLO (Sense of Life Objectivists) spokesman Lance Davey.
“Let me make something explicitly clear, something that should be obvious, but seems to be forgotten by most people in New Zealand. It is this: You OWN your body, you OWN your life, your life is yours, it is YOURS to dispose of as YOU please. It was not given to you by God, the public, the Earth, or the state. Your life was NEVER anyone else's to give to you,” says Davey.
“Bearing that in mind, why are we allowing the government to say what we can, cannot, should and MUST put in our bodies? Why are we allowing the government to force medicate us with folate? Why are we allowing the government to label our food with kindergarten level 'traffic light' charts? Why recently did Labour and the Greens consider making workplaces 'water only'? Why are they trying to make us stop smoking? Why can't I smoke marijuana, eat psilocybin mushrooms, take BZP-based stimulants or writhe maniacally in an abandoned warehouse high on ecstasy and listening to a cacophony of noise until my ears bleed? WHY? When you acknowledge that an individual owns his own life, and that it is his property, to do with as he pleases, there is NO justifiable reason. For the state to do all those things above and more is criminal; they are assuming ownership of YOUR life. It is THEFT!
“So why the hell ARE we letting them do it? Because in New Zealand you DON'T have exclusive ownership of your life. In New Zealand, the government, using money confiscated from every other taxpayer and citizen, considers itself a shareholder in your life. As such it considers consider your body to be its property. The state, by assuming responsibility and cost for your health care, assumes ownership of your body. Now if that idea isn't repugnant to you, perhaps we are in even worse shape than I thought.
“The worst part is that there is no great conspiracy behind this, there is no single evil person or group we can confront and cry 'Stop!' to. No one is out to get us. It is just the rationalized progression, one step at a time until we are all doing compulsory calisthenics and eating a mandatory macrobiotic diet, of the idea that anybody or anything else can own another human being.”
Lance Davey firstname.lastname@example.org
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