Medical Tyranny is Here, And We Canât Say We Werenât Warned
Daniel Taylor, Contributor
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Health care reform is a hot topic today, as it has been for much of Americaâs history. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, warned in 1787 that medical freedom needed to be included in the American Constitution.
Without this protection, Rush warned that the medical establishment would naturally progress â as many of mankindâs institutions do â into an oppressive dictatorship. His words, echoing from over 200 years ago, ring strikingly true today:
The Constitution of this Republic should make special provision for medical freedom. To restrict the art of healing to one class will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic. âŠ Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship and force people who wish doctors and treatment of their own choice to submit to only what the dictating outfit offers.
The spirit of managerial scientific control that drives this beast is summarized in the words of Frederick Taylor, a pioneer in âscientific management.â As Taylor stated in 1907, “Too great liberty results in a large number of people going wrong who would be right if they had been forced into good habits.” This spirit of quasi-altruistic scientific control begins to fade away towards the higher ranks of the system, however.