From a BigGovernment.com post by Dr. David Janda titled: "ObamaCare Debate: Freedom vs. Oppression":
On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued The Emancipation Proclamation:
"That on the 1st day of January, in the year of our Lord 1863, all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom. . . And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God."
With these words President Lincoln ended slavery -- a flagrant violation of the institutions of the United States of America, "a government of, by and for all the people."
The institution of slavery denied essential freedoms to fellow Americans. Today, in 2009, another freedom is being denied to every man, woman and child -- freedom of health care. Some in the HMO industry, many in the insurance industry, and many federal "Big Government" bureaucrats are denying Americans their freedom of health care. The Obama Health Care Plan is the instruction manual and play book for this mandate.
These "Masters" of Health Care are trying to deny individuals the freedom to choose what doctor you can see, what medicine you can take, what hospital you can go to, and how you spend your health care dollars. They even take it a step further in the Obama Health Care Plan, determining -- IF -- yes, IF you can be treated. These "Masters" of Health Care are driving us to unnecessary pain, suffering, and, in some cases, death.