Say No to Government ‘Doctoring’

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Being fit could potentially become a very effective act of civil disobedience.

Obamacare, after all, is just around the corner – and almost certain to be found (cough) “constitutional” by the high priests of unlimited federal authority over at the Volksgerichsthof (Supreme Court). Once that happens, we will all be be required to tithe in perpetuity to private, for-profit health insurance companies – who will have the backing of the federal government to intrude into every aspect of our lives, since almost anything we do could – conceivably – affect our health and thus “interstate commerce,” the oleaginously slippery justification for this latest outrage against our right to be left the hell alone.

But there’s an out: Get fit, stay fit.

Maybe the thugs in DC can force us to be unwilling “customers” compelled to “contribute” to “plans” we don’t want anything to do with. But they can’t force us to partake.

We can still Just Say No.

No thanks to government doctoring. Just skip it. Don’t go for their “care.” Instead, take care of yourself.

What are they going to do? Send armed thugs to your house and make you get a check-up? Maybe – they probably would love to. But it would be a difficult thing, logistically. Not enough government cretins for that and besides, it’d make it all too obvious what this game is really about – and that’s to be avoided at all costs. It is critically important for the long-term survivability of the tyranny we suffer under to at least appear mild and reasonable; merely precautionary steps taken for safety’s sake and all that cal.

If we Just Don’t Go we have severed the cord – and they lose control. All they can do is demand our money – like any common thief with a gun backing him up. But they can’t compel our cooperation without fully (goose) stepping into the limelight. Imagine the spectacle of SWAT-style raids on people’s homes because so-and-so decided to skip his annual physical.

That might just finally awaken all but the hopelessly Cloveronian. Especially if it’s done en masse by large numbers of people, all at once. That’s essential.

The key thing is to get yourself in good shape first. If you’re currently overweight, drop the extra pounds. If you’re sedentary – get off the couch, even if it’s just to go for a walk. Everyone’s got to start somewhere.

If you’ve got blood pressure problems, see whether you can get off the pills via diet and exercise. A lot of people have done so. While there are problems that won’t go away this way, many of the routine troubles people deal with – and which become the basis for routine trips to the doctor’s office – can be successfully avoided or ameliorated by lifestyle changes that do not require a prescription.

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Eric Peters [send him mail] is an automotive columnist and author of Automotive Atrocities and Road Hogs (2011). Visit his website.

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