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By Bonnie Cohen and Howard Sachs, American Thinker, October 31, 2019
I was in line at Costco — that wonderful example of American liberty, capitalism, the profit motive, and what it brings us — namely, a bounty of wonderful goods and services we freely choose, all at low cost and high quality. Costco is an example of what’s right in America. So why not pass the time and strike up a conversation with the fellow customer in front of me?
I heard from her accent she was from Canada. I asked her about socialized medicine. I said to her that all the men and women of the American Left (the Democratic Party) tell us to look to Canada, to a big powerful government as a model of what we should seek to run our own health care here in America. This articulate, open, and wise woman responded and warned me about such nonsense. She reminded me of what is fast fading in America: a people in love with liberty and all that it brings. Millions in America now tragically and foolishly follow the lead of the freedom- and wealth-destroying Left. Its propaganda, false promises, and foolish ideas are alluring but in the end destructive. Their values would destroy the Costcos of America. They are well on the road to destroying our great medical system.
The woman said (paraphrased), “Even though you’re getting close to complete government control of health care, you American’s don’t know how good you still have it here. If you really want to know, come to Canada, where the state now runs everything. It’s ugly and scary.” ….