PNoy Signs RH Bill Into Law: A Faux Victory for Little Tyrants
- NOTE: Remember the people who naively supported the RH measure (their ludicrously jubilant faces and gestures, including their overjoyed Facebook/Twitter posts and comments). It’s very important to remember that a lot of good-intentioned people credulously, foolishly celebrated the surreptitious destruction of their rights and liberty.
It’s final, the controversial, anti-rights Reproductive Health bill is now part of the law in this impoverished, protectionist welfare state. This new measure, otherwise known as Republic Act No. 10354 or the “Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, is obviously the Aquino regime’s post-Christmas gift for its millions of welfare constituents. President Aquino signed it “without fanfare”, according to media sources, on Friday, December 28.
According to the law’s proponents and supporters, the measure aims to provide universal access to RH care services and information. The law will provide its beneficiaries, as determined by the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), with “universal access to medically safe, non-abortifacient, effective, legal, affordable and quality reproductive health care services, methods, devices, supplies which do not prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum.” It will also provide “age-and development-appropriate reproductive health education” for public school students between ages 10 to 19.
However, to achieve its goal, the law has to force doctors to render so-called “pro bono services” as well as conscientious, religious or non-religious healthcare providers to violate their freedom of conscience. It also compels employers and companies to provide said services to their employees or risk being fined or penalized with jail terms.
I am an unapologetic, strong opponent/critic of the bill (now a law) because of its perverted concept of rights and freedom of choice/conscience, it is against individual rights, and because welfare state is never a solution to poverty problem, poor access to contraceptives and even ‘overpopulation’. You may read my anti-RH law articles here.
For those who pathetically, naively, stupidly support this measure, I think– now mark my words– it will be another legislative disaster waiting to happen. Like many welfare laws passed in the past (e.g., the PhilHealth Law, Biofuels Act, Clean Air Act, anti-global warming laws, ect.), I strongly believe this RH measure will not be able to deliver its intended goals and will instead bankrupt this nation and cause more corruption in the near future.
But what if the RH bill is now a law? There’s absolutely nothing to celebrate. Instead, rational people and those who are still willing to think must mourn the continued destruction of their remaining rights and freedom.
Some fools must be asking: What loss of freedom are you talking about when the government simply guaranteed people’s access to contraceptives?
First, no one is deprived of his right ‘to buy’ condoms and contraceptives in these parts. Condoms and pills are available at almost all convenience and drug stores. The government does not currently provide us food, does this mean we’re also deprived of right right to food?
The problem is, a lot of Filipinos are blissfully unaware that a welfare government (a government that knows what is best for the people) is like a ticking bomb waiting to explode. The danger of this form of politics is that it appears beneficial to some people and that it appeals to the fools and to those whose poor judgment is instructed mainly by instinct and necessity.
Cicero warned the world of this deceptive form of government over 2000 years ago. This great Roman political philosopher and Aristotelian believed that Rome was not destroyed by Caesar, but by the people of the empire “who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions.”
The educated/schooled Filipino should be the first to know that almost every dictatorship in the past century was blissfully supported by fools who thought they were fighting for a utopian society. Didn’t the early Russians rejoice when they formally erected the first Marxist society on earth in 1922? Didn’t the Chinese foolishly celebrate the death of their individuality when they established their great collective society?
As the old saying goes: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The geniuses and visionaries of the old world had sufficiently warned us of the evil or danger of Big Government. Thomas Jefferson once said: “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.”
With the shameless passage of this law that employs legal “force” against certain sectors to work for the “greater good” and to violate their freedom of conscience, it follows that the government may also be justified/authorized to pass similar welfare measures in the future like, say, Housing For All Act or Food for Everybody Act. If the government can force the so-called pharmaceutical cartel (primarily caused by our protectionism and welfare regulations) to sell medicines to Filipino consumers at a heavily government-discounted sales price, it can also use the same tyrannical power against other goods-producing, job-creating industries and companies.
What’s next? Pleasurable Sex Law for women? Give it to them, Pia “Pleasurable Sex” Cayetano!
Now, here’s what many economically, politically clueless Filipinos don’t understand: Somebody else has to pay for those “free” welfare services. To serve the welfare needs of the poor, the government has to steal from the productive and the successful.
The truth is: the government has no magical/supernatural power at all to create real wealth from nothing.
There is no such thing as a Santa Claus government. In the real world, Santa Claus doesn’t use force– he doesn’t steal– in order to make children happy. The message of Santa Claus is voluntary, uncoerced gift-giving. In this welfare state, the government has to employ legal force against employers and healthcare providers to provide RH services to those who need them. Indeed, what we have is an inverted Robinhood government that steals from the innocent to help the poor.
- we still face higher unemployment and poverty rates?
- more and more foreign investors avoid the Philippines as if it’s a very dangerous place to invest?
- we have high budget deficit and higher public debt?
- we still have rampant corruption in the government sector and more ways and opportunities for our politicians and public officials to corrupt?
- politicians focus more on welfare spending than on job-creating reforms (including constitutional reform to guarantee economic freedom)?
- more and more Filipinos depend on the government for their daily survival?
- the RH bill would definitely open new ways for our scheming, corrupt public officials to steal?
There is no such thing as ‘free RH services’. Someone has to pay for them. To make these services accessible to the poor, the government has to employ legal force against doctors and employers. And to fund all its welfare services, the Aquino regime has to use the power of taxation.
To increase its revenue collection, first the Aquino regime came to tax the country’s sin industries and companies. It’s always safe to denounce the rich and the successful industries that destroy people’s health.
The government might target any of the following tax options next :
- Tax on telecommunication companies and their related services (e.g., texts, calls, etc.)
- Tax on blogging and other related social network activities.
- Tax on e-selling or any other money-making ventures or activities online.
- Tax on other internet ventures or activities.
- Tax on mining companies.
- Tax on government benefits and insurance.
- Tax on OFWs. Remember that tax is defined as “a fee charged (“levied”) by a government on a product, income, or activity.”
- More taxes on the industries companies run by oligarchs who support the system.
- Imposition of more or higher regulatory fees and payments. Any kinds of processing, permits, application fees, etc. that we pay to the government (e.g., NBI clearance, LTO permits, among many others).
Also as stated here:
If the government provides you contraceptives and family planning services you need, it would be justified and empowered to tell you how to plan your family and to take away your rights and the rights of others (e.g., employers, doctors, etc.).
If you want the government to pay for your medical and health care services, it would be empowered to police the food you eat, the kinds of beverages (their sizes, content, etc.) you drink, including your lifestyle and daily activities. Take the soda ban and other regulations imposed by limousine liberal Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York.
If you want the government to pay for your basic and college education, it would be justified to impose high taxes on industries and successful people and to tell you what to think. In France, socialist President Francois Hollande’s 75% tax on high income earners led to mass exodus of French millionaires and job creators.
So, you’re happy with the passage of the RH bill? Don’t be, stupid. Instead, brace yourselves for more destructive political measures to come…
You asked for it, brothers.
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Of all pro-RH celebratory gibberish online, this grand display of idiocy by the Filipino freefarters takes the cake:
This statement made above must be re-posted here to further educate the clueless:
In the real world, Santa Claus doesn’t use force– he doesn’t steal– in order to make children happy. The message of Santa Claus is voluntary, uncoerced gift-giving. In this welfare state, the government has to employ legal force against employers and healthcare providers to provide RH services to those who need them. Indeed, what we have is an inverted Robinhood government that steals from the innocent to help the poor.
With their brain-deadness and hopeless idiocy, it’s very much possible the freefarters might support a proposal that would give homeless Filipinos “free” housing or “free” food. Unfortunately, these flips are giving a bad name to atheism.
Also, the little tyrants of this pro-RH Facebook page feel so empowered (LMAO):