This morning, I was watching One America News Network for the news as I usually do. Staring back at me was the image of President Trump at a rally. The first thing out of his mouth was, “We’re here to solve problems”.  He was talking about the debacle from last week, the Senate’s failure to do anything about Obamacare.

Then, it hit me; wasn’t the whole existence of Obamacare the result of the Democrat Party trying to solve problems that didn’t exist or were caused by others in the government? Some people had insurance, so government made it more expensive to pay for those without insurance, who thought they didn’t need insurance, so government penalizes those without insurance so they would buy some. Reminds me of Ronald Reagan’s comment, ” The nine most feared words, We’re from the government and we’re here to help.” More often than not, interaction with the government rarely helps.

The Senate refused to repeal Obamacare, although 52 campaigned on that very platform. Efforts to repeal and replace were even further from passage. Efforts to just tweak Obamacare here and there never got off the launchpad!

However, why is the government involved in our healthcare at all? There is certainly no provision of the US Constitution allowing the government manipulation of our health needs. We have been failed by Congress, the Executive Branch and the Supreme Court for the last eight years while the assault on our health care thrives and grew.

The problem is deeper however. Government control has become intertwined in everything we do. That’s not the way government was set up by the Constitution. The Founding Documents established a few certain things the government is responsible. We need to return to those restrictions.  That way, when someone says that the government exists to solve problems, we will know it for the lie it is.