Sunday, April 2, 2017

On Attacking the Freedom Caucus

Wow, the venom being aimed at the Freedom caucus in the wake of the TrumpCare vote is something to behold.

The Tea Party and freedom caucus played a vital role in tempering government expansion in the Obama years and were the primary reason for the revival of the Republican Party.

The GOP establishment sees the Freedom Caucus as a band of useful idiots who help the power mongers of the GOP when in the minority, but need to be soundly scolded and sent packing when the GOP is in power.

I have to admit. I am extremely upset with the Freedom Caucus myself.

I am not upset that the Freedom Caucus stands for liberty. I am upset that they spent seven years posturing on freedom but failed to create a viable alternative to ObamaCare.

Because the members of the freedom caucus will not discuss health care, we are stuck with TrumpCare.

TrumpCare is nothing more than ObamaCare with fewer benefits. TrumpCare, ObamaCare and RomneyCare are all the same damn thing.

Americans have a bigger reason to be upset with Trump than with the Freedom Caucus. Trump campaign slogan was to "Repeal and Replace Obamacare." His plan turned out to be little more than the to rename and rebrand ObamaCare (with fewer benefits).

Trump's campaign of "Repeal and Replace" was a lie. I am extremely upset with the lie.

Americans need to discuss health care. The only possible way to come to create a decent health care system is to discuss health care.

Trumps lie that that he had a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare made it that much more difficult to find people to discuss health care reform.

It was obvious, to me at least, that there was no substance behind Trump's campaign slogan. If Trump had a viable plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, he would have presented the plan and not just the slogan.

But, none of the GOP candidates were presenting viable paths to free market reform.

We are eight years into a health care debate, and I haven't found anyone in the GOP, with the Exception of Ben Carson, who has even the slightest interest in discussing health care reform.

I love that members of the freedom caucus is standing up for freedom.

Unfortunately, the Freedom Caucus is in a losing fight. Because Conservatives systematically fail to discuss health care, we are guaranteed to lose our liberty.

Simply standing for liberty does nothing. Simply standing for something is nothing but empty posturing. For people to realize liberty, we need leaders who actively engage in debates and who seek to solve our nation's problems with liberty.

A free society is not simply a society in which the government does nothing. A free society is one where people are engaged, at multiple levels, to improve the society.

A free society is not won through obstruction alone. It is one in which people are actively engaged in improving their personal lives and their communities at large.

The Freedom Caucus has failed to date because they have been following the Conservative methodology of obstruction and reaction. By following the path, the Freedom Caucus uses obstructions as its primary tool of engagement, the Freedom Caucus has failed to create a viable alternative to ObamaCare.

I am angry that the Freedom Caucus failed to create an alternative to ObamaCare, but, as they are the best that we have at the moment, I can't share in the hatred that Trump and the media have directed at the Freedom Caucus.