Dear Mr. President, Abandon Obamacare and Return the Power to the People

by Robert John Stevens, July 24, 2017

Submitted online to both President Trump and Senator Mike Lee

Dear Mr President,

If you want the public to put pressure on their representatives to abandon Obamacare then present them information that persuades. Please consider my plan:

1. Take the top 50 reasons people go to doctors, tell the American people the average cost of each visit, how much is spent on the doctors’ administrative staffs, absorbed by the insurance companies and how much the doctor actually receives. Do the same for the top 50 surgeries.

For example, I know a local marriage therapist who charges $90 an hour but after the insurance companies take their cut, he only receives $9. Americans would be shocked to learn that as I was.

2. Show the American people how much they’d save if they could bypass all that bureaucracy in terms of top-selling items they want.

3. Tell the American people the truth that pleases the human Spirit–that the federal government has no business managing health care and must give it up. If states want to act as incubators and experiment with programs, let them or totally return the power to the people.

Regards,

Robert John Stevens
Provo, Utah

Trump: Since Signing the Declaration of Independence, ‘America Always Affirmed that Liberty Comes from Our Creator’

by Robert John Stevens, July 2, 2017

“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” Trump declared. “Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that power back to where it belongs — to the people.” — President Donald Trump

Most Americans do not understand the concept although once they do they know it is true. The concept is the American Creed—it is what sets us apart from previous governments in history.

May President Trump say this repeatedly at every opportunity he can.

The Paris Agreement Was Most Likely an Entangling Arrangement

Submitted to WhiteHouse.gov

June 2, 2017

Dear President Trump,

Thank YOU for withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement. Who upset has read the agreement? Please get us out of all entangled arrangements with corrupt countries, especially those written that transfer wealth and jobs.

–Robert John Stevens

President Trump is Right about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War

by Robert John Stevens, May 2, 2017

President Donald Trump is right about Andrew Jackson and that the civil war could have been avoided. Discussions on how to solve the slavery problem were well underway in Jackson’s day. For example, Mormon Church Founder Joseph Smith, who died a year before Andrew Jackson, proposed an ingenious solution in his 1844 campaign for the President of the United States that could have not only freed the slaves but avoided the American Civil War’s 620,000 deaths:

Eliminating slavery was another important part of his platform. He wrote in General Smith’s Views: “The Declaration of Independence ‘holds these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;’ but at the same time some two or three millions of people are held as slaves for life, because the spirit in them is covered with a darker skin.” Instead of simply calling for the abolition of slavery, Joseph Smith’s platform would have Congress “pay every man a reasonable price for his slaves out of the surplus revenue arising from the sale of public lands, and from the deduction of pay from members of Congress.” — Joseph Smith: Campaign for President of the United States

Former Congressman Ron Paul has repeatedly argued that all other civilized nations ended slavery without fighting a civil war.


Fact Check: Could Andrew Jackson Have Stopped The Civil War, As Trump Said?

Ryancare, Like Obamacare, was Big Government

Trump doesn’t make the legislation, but he wants it made according to his preferences, as do all presidents. Presidents are always sending budgets to Congress and always telling the representatives what to legislate and what not to legislate. They’re always making speeches with long lists of laws they want. Congress generally follows. Trump is no different than the rest. The Executive leads the Legislature. That’s the American system.

Trump’s election year statements about health care legislation more or less reveal that he wanted Ryancare. He wanted only to fiddle around the edges of Obamacare. In this respect, he’s mainstream Democrat/Republican, i.e., he believes in big government and he believes that many aspects of healthcare should be handled by federal controls, regulations and mandates. This is one reason he’s so upset with the group of 30-36 or so Republicans who are more conservative on this issue.

Mr. President: Relinquish the federal government’s control of healthcare

Dear Mr. President,

I supported you but your push to pass this healthcare bill is contrary to your campaign and any thinking person can see through it. You’re losing credibility quickly. If roles were reversed and your supporters read the bill, they’d fire you.

Please do your country a great service—relinquish the federal government’s control of healthcare. You can do that with a one-sentence bill.

Best Regards,

Robert Stevens

Government-Managed Healthcare is Theft

by Robert John Stevens, March 23, 2017

Taxation is theft. Government-managed healthcare via forced redistribution of wealth punishable by prison time or forfeiture is not American.

The rule of thumb is if your neighbor asks you to pay his or her healthcare insurance and you refuse, should you then be allowed to use the force of government to make them pay?

In other words, if your neighbor doesn’t voluntarily give freely to your cause, is it thievery to have the government force them in your behalf?

Presidents Trump and Obama are both wrong–the federal government has no business managing healthcare or offering any product or service that the free market can provide or that can be provided by a lower level of government.

Government is the most inefficient provider of any product. They offer the worst service. Unlike business, they are not accountable for poor or faulty service. Anyone who has tried to get something accomplished thru government knows that.

If President Trump will live up to his campaign promises he will repeal Obamacare and replace it with nothing. Trump should introduce and campaign for a bill that says only, “The Federal government will no longer manage healthcare.”

Healthcare management is not a proper role of government. Neither is stealing from one’s neighbor.