John, I thought you lived in Canada -- don't they have government health care up there? Why do you care about what Acorn does here? I'm totally confused about your interest in this.
As for "Individual freedom is a valuable commodity. Demanding that people live in a proscribed manner in the name of health care costs is no less oppressive than any other excuse." -- I guess in this situation to me, at least it seems reasonable -- we have so many freedoms' being suppressed which have nothing to do with the good of the people, but simply a process to guarantee the maximum amount of power and cash get funneled into the prescribed hands, for no good reason, I find it refreshing an altruistic purpose would be offered up for a change.
Yes, ma'am, I'm Canadian, and we have nationalized health care, so you and everybody would be covered within the limitations of availability. They don't cover everything, many important procedures have long waiting lists, sometimes people die because of that, some people have to go to America to get treatment, it's ILLEGAL to operate a private MRI clinic for humans, but not for dogs and cats. We're pure up here in that regard. Did I mention that it's extremely difficult to find a doctor?
ACORN is a criminal organization engaged in intimidating people that registers phony voters all over the country. These are the people that you think are altruistic. Altruism isn't defined as using someone else's money and giving that away. President Obama has a long and important history with them, used them in his election campaign, and told them after the election that they would influence his decisions. Giving taxpayers money away to someone is not altruistic.
As for my interest in America, it's because it's an interesting country. There are a lot of Americans that don't seem to appreciate their own country, but it's unique in the world. It was founded on different principles by men who appreciated the dangers of power in the hands of the few, and devised a system to have competing powers struggling against each other. It limited the power of the government on purpose.
You should investigate the background of President Obama's cabinet, and especially his czars. Do you realize that these czars have no legal accountabilty to congress? The purpose is to concentrate power in his hands, and he is exercising it. He has succeeded in muscling out the owners and bondholders of two of the biggest carmakers in the country, and given the companies mostly to the unions, all without congressional approval or oversight. He is now dictating executive salaries for them, private companies that used to belong to the shareholders and bondholders.
Your problem with American health care is not the care itself, but the fact that somebody is not paying for yours, or your daughters, or other people who can't afford it. People from all over the world go to America because it's the best care there is, for the most part.
America is a bit of a shining beacon to the rest of the world, which makes socialists around the world furious. I don't want to see that light go out.