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Free Home for anyone who will take it ! Edited for clarification : )

Posted by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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FREE HOME FOR ANYONE WHO WILL TAKE IT!

I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the successful passing of the recent health care bill. I could not finish my breakfa

st. This is what ensued:

They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes. I heard the young man exclaim, “Isn’t Obama like Jesus Christ? I mean, afte
r all, he is healing the sick.” The young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market would work for health care. Another said, ‘The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us less fortunate.” At this, I had more than enough.

I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. “Please excuse me; may I impose upon you for one moment?” They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.

“I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there. Anyone interested?” They looked at each other in astonishment. “Why would you do something like that?” asked a young man, “There isn’t anything for free in this world.” They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this man had just made my point. “I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money what so ever. Anyone interested?” In unison, a resounding “Hell Yeah” fills the room.

“Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money-free bargain.” I noticed an elderly couple was paying attention to the spectacle unfolding before their eyes, the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust. “I tell you what; I will give it to the one of you most willing to obey my rules.” Again, they looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces. The perky young woman asked, “What are the rules?” I smiled and said, “I don’t know. I have not yet defined them. However, it is a free home that I offer you.” They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which said, “What an old coot. He must be crazy to give away his home. Go take your meds, old man.” I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further. “I am serious, this is a legitimate offer.” They gaped at me for a moment.

“I’ll take it you old fool. Where are the keys?” boasted the youngest among them. “Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms then?” I asked.. The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they watched from the privacy of their table. “Oh hell yeah! Where do I sign up?” I took a napkin and wrote, “I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction.” I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature. “Where are the keys to my new house?” he asked in a mocking tone of voice. All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.

“Now that we have entered into this binding contract, witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are obligated to adhere from this point forward. You may only live in the house for one hour a day. You will not use anything inside of the home. You will obey me without question or resistance. I expect complete loyalty and admiration for this gift I bestow upon you. You will accept my commands and wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature. Your morals and principles shall be as mine. You will vote as I do, think as I do and do it with blind faith. These are my terms. Here are your keys.” I reached the keys forward and the young man looked at me dumbfounded.

“Are you out of your mind? Who would ever agree to those ridiculous terms?” the young man appeared irritated. “You did when you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it and with the full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after you committed to the agreement.” Was all I said. The elderly man chuckled as his wife tried to restrain him. I was looking at a now silenced and bewildered group of people. “You can shove that stupid deal up you’re a** old man, I want no part of it” exclaimed the now infuriated young man. “You have committed to the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends; you cannot get out of the deal unless I agree to it. I do not intend to let you free now that I have you ensnared. I am the power you agreed to. I am the one you blindly and without thought chose to enslave yourself to. In short, I am your Master.” At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against the unfairness of the deal.

After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs, I revealed my true intent. “What I did to you is what this administration and congress did to you with the health care legislation. I easily suckered you in and then revealed the real cost of the bargain. Your folly was in the belief that you can have something you did not earn; that you are entitled to that which you did not earn; that you willingly allowed someone else to think for you. Your failure to research, study and inform yourself permitted reason to escape you. You have entered into a trap from which you cannot flee. Your only chance of freedom is if your new Master gives it to you. A freedom that is given can also be taken away; therefore, it is not freedom.” With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the astonished young man. “This is the nature of your new health care legislation.”

I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation and was surprised by applause. The elderly gentleman, who was clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, “Thank you Sir, these kids don’t understand Liberty these days.” He refused to allow me to pay my bill as he said, “You earned this one, it is an honor to pickup the tab.” I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat humbled, and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.

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PeeperSqueak
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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I know it's a little long, but so worth it : )

Have a nice weekend !

jcribb16
by Primrose Foxglove on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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Yes, it's long, but it has a very strong message to it.  Remember, even Nancy Pelosi admitted to not even knowing exactly what is in that Reform - but you can bet your bottom dollar that anything in there will not affect her or those in power - they did see to that much.  Thank you for posting this!  :)

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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This is a great story that lays out how the healthcare (or lack thereof) will not work.

Thanks, Peeper for posting this.

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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LOL

NancSBRN
by Bronze Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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I don't recall anyone saying this health care would be free. In fact there where plenty of people complaining that the Government was going to make them BUY Health Care. So if this story is even true then those young people where clearly mistaken.

 Now we all now that some get help with heatlcare now through SSI and Medicaid or is Medicaid what SSI use to be. Or though State programs not so easy to get in a lot of case anymore except for kids mostly in OR.

But the Co-ops and clinic we will see come out of this should help people from only having to go to the Emergency rooms now. Something most of us already pretty much Subsidize with high insurance rates now.  I know even our own Clinic not offer after hours clinic and even weekend appointment which has help on several occasions our family to avoid having to go to the ER.

Not that there is not things that need to be changed Everyone believes that. But after 44 years and being the only industrial country in the world that does not regulate and standarize their health care we now have a starting point. 


And actually that story is a load of crap you can do read if you care to about the Health Care Act or Obama Care if you will and learn more about it.  It is pretty laid out and in plain English.  Read the Law ( I dare you, I double dog dare you)






Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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Oh my god...it's like the idiots have taken the helm. LOL. You guys are so entertaining in a sad, pathetic sort of way.

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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YAY!! Celebrating idiocy is FUN. "Professor" my ass.

Quoting gsprofval:

This is a great story that lays out how the healthcare (or lack thereof) will not work.

Thanks, Peeper for posting this.


imamomzilla
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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A freedom that is given can also be taken away; therefore, it is not freedom.”

kailu1835
by Silver Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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Well done :)

kailu1835
by Silver Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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I would venture to say that most, including yourself, have never read the entire thing, it being almost 1000 pages.

Quoting NancSBRN:

I don't recall anyone saying this health care would be free. In fact there where plenty of people complaining that the Government was going to make them BUY Health Care. So if this story is even true then those young people where clearly mistaken.

 Now we all now that some get help with heatlcare now through SSI and Medicaid or is Medicaid what SSI use to be. Or though State programs not so easy to get in a lot of case anymore except for kids mostly in OR.

But the Co-ops and clinic we will see come out of this should help people from only having to go to the Emergency rooms now. Something most of us already pretty much Subsidize with high insurance rates now.  I know even our own Clinic not offer after hours clinic and even weekend appointment which has help on several occasions our family to avoid having to go to the ER.

Not that there is not things that need to be changed Everyone believes that. But after 44 years and being the only industrial country in the world that does not regulate and standarize their health care we now have a starting point. 


And actually that story is a load of crap you can do read if you care to about the Health Care Act or Obama Care if you will and learn more about it.  It is pretty laid out and in plain English.  Read the Law ( I dare you, I double dog dare you)







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