Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Did We Say "Statist"?

In an NRO piece slapping the oh-so-correct (and testosterone-deficient) Exalted Intellectualoid Editor of NRO, Rich Lowry (!!), Steyn mentions this:

...NR's editorial defines "death panel" too narrowly. What matters is the concept of a government "panel." Right now, if I want a hip replacement, it's between me and my doctor; the government does not have a seat at the table. The minute it does, my hip's needs are subordinate to national hip policy, which in turn is subordinate to macro budgetary considerations.

***You're accepting that the state has jurisdiction over your hip, and your knee, and your prostate and everything else. And once you accept that proposition the fellows who get to make the "ruling" are, ultimately, a death panel.

The State, the State, the State.

And some cannot bring themselves to say "Statism."

HT: ProEcclesia

1 comment:

Neo-Con Tastic said...

I heard this on the radio, Steyn makes a great point.

Focus on the word "panel" and not the adjective that precedes it.