Mark Steyn goes wrong on Health Care

I get a kick out of Mark Steyn and enjoy his light touch. But he gets this totally wrong:

Freedom is messy. In free societies, people will fall through the cracks – drink too much, eat too much, buy unaffordable homes, fail to make prudent provision for health care and much else. But the price of being relieved of all those tiresome choices by a benign paternal government is far too high.

It’s not a benign paternal government – that would be a monarchy. It’s a tender and loving maternal government.

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3 Responses

  1. Seems more like an overbearing stage mother to me or maybe even the micromanaging helicopter parent.

  2. Please point where it is written in our Constitution that our government is a maternal government.
    Please show me so I can read it.
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1649139/fact_or_fantasy.html
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1624314/our_problems_are_only_a_symptom_of.html

    • Bobbygee,

      I don’t understand the implication of your question. Of course it is not written in our constitution – at least not in our written, legally binding, and largely ignored constitution. I’m not describing the wishful thinking of our founding fathers or of the occasional consitutionalist today. I’m describing the present reality and ongoing aspiration of our government.

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