Sometimes the news gives us little clues within the headlines, if we are smart enough to realize what it is saying. Here they are saying that Obama needs to generate the feeling of a medical crisis within the country in order to revive his push for “Obamacare”. Anyone should realize that a decision made under duress is not only likely to be a bad decision but also illegal. Duress includes moral pressure according original meanings. This article is in fact admitting to the most often used ploy by politicians.
We can not subcomb to fear. When you give into fear you tend to give up control of your life in exchange for a sense of alleviation of those fears. Government constantly attempts to play the role of public protector. Those who run the government know these techniques, and unless their intentions are as pure as the angels in heaven (which they can never be, only those who dream of control and power make it to the top of politics) this technique will be used to coerce the public to the ends which they desire for us. As public servants they have only one opposition in life, the people. Only the people can take away their paychecks and positions of lofty power. That being the case it is us they need to coerce.
Obama May Need Sense of Crisis to Revive Health-Care Overhaul
By Julianna Goldman and Nicholas Johnston
Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama returns to Washington next week in search of one thing that can revive his health-care overhaul: a sense of crisis.
Facing polls showing a drop in his approval, diminished support from independents, factions within his Democratic Party and a united Republican opposition, Obama must recapture the sense of urgency that led to passage of the economic rescue package in February, analysts said.
“At the moment, except for the people without insurance, we’re not in a health-care crisis,” said Stephen Wayne, a professor of government at Georgetown University in Washington. “You do need a crisis to generate movement in Congress and to help build a consensus.”
*note when reading this article …….. “there are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics”