Have you ever engaged in behaviors that would put you at risk of contracting the HIV virus? Shared a dirty needle with someone? Have anal sex? No? Well, get ready to be screened for HIV anyway as part of Obama's Affordable Health Care Act.
Yasmeen Abutaleb, writing for Reuters, has published an article that asserts just such a scenario. Under the guise of wanting to stem the "epidemic" of HIV/AIDS in the U.S., our president issued an executive order mandating that all 15 to 65 year old citizens be screened for HIV whether said citizens are at risk or not. And the person responsible for drawing up a plan to force you to be tested? None other than Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (image right). You know, the one person who refused to grant permission for 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan to receive an adult lung in a transplant that would save the little girl's life. After a court ruling, Sarah received her transplant.
From American Thinker:
The order said a working group chaired by Grant Colfax, director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would have 180 days to deliver recommendations to the president. (emphasis added -- b&g)
First of all, is there truly an HIV epidemic? Medical advances have been made in the treatment of HIV since the 1980's, and education has helped prevent more cases. While it is a tragedy to those who are diagnosed, I'm not sure that the numbers rise to the "epidemic" level. I would argue that the rate of autism in this country HAS risen to epidemic levels (1 in every 88 children), yet not one word from 1600. Is that because autistic children can't vote yet the gay and HIV advocates can? Just saying....
Second, where is the outcry from those who claim to defend everyone's civil liberties? The ACLU should be on this intrusion into the lives of ordinary people like flies on roadkill. The involuntary medical testing of every citizen is a dream Josef Mengele never got to see. Anyone who still believes in the Constitution should be outraged, yet many will forgo their freedom once again for "the greater good" as they believe. If you give up one liberty, you may as well give them all away.
No matter what your political views are, no one should be allowing the government to use its citizens as lab rats. Period.
If they want my blood for testing, they can have it when I'm on the coroner's table.
Our Self Indulgent Nation
3 months ago