When the socialized healthcare system was forced upon the American people, Congress and the White House sold it as a non-tax, but now the Supreme Court has ruled that the government can tax you to force compliance with nationalized medicine. This is a game changer because now your life is no longer your own, the government can decide what kind of care you will receive and how you will receive it. It is a crowning moment for socialists who want to see America under the thumb of an ever-benevolent government that knows better than individuals how to care for them and their families. According to the Supreme Court, the government has the right to tax you for services from cradle to grave–tax you to death.
This means the government can make decisions like a god. If this goes unchallenged and unmet, people will soon become dependent on the government as if it were a god. In socialism and communism, the government replaces YHVH as the provider of all things to the people. We have ample examples of socialist Europe, the failed policies of the former Soviet Union and all of its satellites, and the iron fist rule of Communist China over even how many children are allowed to be born into a family. Ronald Reagan once said that a primary way to institute communism within a society was through socialized healthcare. We now stand on the precipice of this thanks to the Supreme Court, the White House and Congress.
There are certain Biblical principles being violated by such decisions and actions. First and foremost, Exodus 20:3 says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Government is not YHVH. When we have a choice in how we are governed, we should never allow government to stand with the life or death power of a god. Exodus 20:17 says, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.” What more could the government covet through this so-called tax? As well, Exodus 20:15 says, “Thou shalt not steel.” The Supreme Court has legalized stealing the fruits of your labor by taxing you to death.
By Bill Wilson