At the recent Tea Party/CNN debate on live TV, Libertarian Ron Paul, running for President on the Republican ticket, was asked what would happen if a 30 year old without health insurance contracted a terrible disease in which he would have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to cure it. Paul answered that that was a failure of personal responsibility as he should have paid $300/month for health insurance to cover that possibility. The interviewer then asked if he should die because he could not afford treatment. Many in the crowd stood up and screamed, “Yes!”
It’s been said that these people were Tea Partiers, but we now learn that these are Ron Paul supporters who follow him around everywhere he goes. Thing is, this is what the Tea Party thinks too, last time I checked. The party thinks you need to die too if you can’t afford health care. Is that not correct, or am I wrong? If I am wrong, show me how the Tea Party says you don’t need to die because you can’t afford health care.
Ron Paul dodged the question, as usual. He said that he was a physician back in the 1950’s and 1960’s and treated many patients without insurance. He said that this person would never die because charities, families and friends would always pick up the cost of treatment. But that’s a lie, and it’s one of the biggest Libertarian lies of them all. Because the charities, families and friends won’t always have enough money to cover everyone who needs it. If they did, we wouldn’t have had to put government systems in as a backup.
So, yes, of course Libertarians say you need to die if you can’t afford health care. That’s the essence of their wicked philosophy. And every Libertarian on this Earth, every one you will ever meet in life, believes this in the deepest of their hearts. Too many people don’t take this philosophy seriously. Libertarianism is hip among a lot of people, especially young monied males, and especially on the Internet. A lot of folks think Ron Paul is the bees’ knees, especially among young Internet males.
Now you see exactly where this philosophy leads and exactly what monsters these people really are.
The real question is whether the Tea Partiers are really all that different from Ron Paul.