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ObamaCare, Incompetence, and Us

  I just read another fine article written by one of my favorite writers, Peggy Noonan (The Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2013).  Noonan explains in graphic detail how the administration had three and a half years to implement ObamaCare, and yet it is a “political disaster” with no end in sight.
    I must say, “I told you so,” in 2008 and 2012, over and over and over again.  This president and the people who closely surround him are and always have been incompetent.
    We have a fundamental problem in America:  lack of self discipline.  We want immediate gratification.  As the “Sage of Singapore,” Lee Kuan Yew, said, after World War II, Americans, and perhaps most of the developed world, decided that the government had the solutions.  Too many people–and the mainstream press too–evolved away from self reliance, resilience and even healthy eating habits to a state of advocating for the government or someone else to work out their problems.  (Follow this link to read my review of a wonderful book about Lee Kuan Yew.
    This mindframe has led to many maladies even beyond the debacle of ObamaCare, as bad as it is, and that’s terrible.  Allow me to mention one of the worst calamities we have right now–forty percent of births are now from unwed mothers.  No matter how strong and loving such a mother can be, it stacks the deck against both the mother and child.
    We must no longer look to government or celebrities for “solutions.”  We must first take an honest look at ourselves.