Ken Blackwell at American Thinker looks at the allegedly “voluntary” home visits and inspections hidden in the monstrosity of legislation that is Obamacare. Sure, governmental mandates for home inspections on behalf of politically motivated social services couldn’t possibly be abused.
- Families where Mom is not yet 21. (No mention here whether she is married or not.)
- Families where someone is a tobacco user. (Does this include the White House? Watch out, Sasha and Malia! Does Grandpa, whom you love and have taken in, enjoy his after-dinner pipe?)
- Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities.
- Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States. [Emphasis added.]
Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with state run social services. I’ve made use of them myself. My problem is when programs set up at the state level are taken over by the federal government and potentially used to push a national political agenda.
Do you spank your children? You should know that HHS bureaucrats think you are an abuser.
Do you support the Second Amendment? How would you like HHS bureaucrats asking your children if you maintain firearms in the home for family protection?
Do you home-school your kids? Take care. Members of Congress who have tried to abolish home-schooling are big backers of this health care bill. Do you wonder why?
One thing that isn’t mentioned is religion. Many minority religions, such as Wicca, face serious issues in dealing with social services. All it takes is an angry neighbor, a jaded ex, or even a zealous social service worker, and your religion can be painted as a potential for abuse. While this typically happens with minority religions, and especial neopagan religions, it could just as easily happen with fundamentalism churches as well.
Any legislation that allows this level of monitoring of home life is scary.