Dhimmitude and Obamacare

Gene Lalor | April 4, 2011 

The origin of the quotation, “That government is best which governs least,” generally attributed to Thomas Jefferson but which first appeared in Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience,” is of less significance than its import. 

   Nowhere is that import more significant than it relates to the 2010 passage of the mislabeled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PPACA, Obamacare, and no legislation in American history has ever demonstrated our government’s efforts to foist upon the American people rules and regulations which are not only repugnant to our national culture and traditions but, perhaps worst of all, are subversive. 

That said, much has been written about PPACA and the contents of its 2,409 pages but only lately has attention has been paid to an alleged feature, its inclusion of a reference to dhimmitude. 

According to Wikipedia, “Dhimmitude is a neologism . . . denoting an attitude of concession, surrender and appeasement towards Islamic demands [which] literally means protected and refers to a non-Muslim subject of a sharia law state.” 

What makes dhimmitude relevant is that there are reports that the word and the concept are incorporated in PPACA along with Obamacare exemptions and exceptions for Muslims on page 107 of the law.   (See below for that page in its entirety and see http://bit.ly/hRakSK and http://bit.ly/cBE7rd.)

In point of fact, it turns out that it’s a hoax, an urban legend perpetrated by some overly-zealous, overly-imaginative Obamacare opponent who, for reasons of his own–and possibly driven to the brink of madness by the true catastrophe that is PPACA–fabricated the whole scam.  There are no specific religious exclusions nor is there mention of dhimmitude on page 107 or elsewhere.  

The dhimmitude hoax is unfortunate on various levels. 

   First, it lends credibility to those who charge Obamacare opponents are nitwits and liars and, secondly, it undermines very factual evidence that PPACA is bad law, that it is rife with flaws, most notably the loophole of granting thousands of waivers to Obama’s buddies, and it is unconstitutional.

There’s much that’s scary about Obamacare and much more that chills to the bone about Barack Hussein Obama because of lingering questions as to who he really is, where he was really born and, most importantly, what he really thinks and believes.  There was no constructive need to manufacture more reasons to distrust and disbelieve him or to doubt the benefits of PPACA to which Thoreau’s opinion still applies: “That government is best which governs least.”   

HR 3590 EAS/PP
ATION.—In defining the essential health benefits
3 under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall—
4 (A) ensure that such essential health benefits
5 reflect an appropriate balance among the cat6
egories described in such subsection, so that bene7
fits are not unduly weighted toward any cat8
9 (B) not make coverage decisions, determine
10 reimbursement rates, establish incentive pro11
grams, or design benefits in ways that discrimi12
nate against individuals because of their age,
13 disability, or expected length of life;
14 (C) take into account the health care needs
15 of diverse segments of the population, including
16 women, children, persons with disabilities, and
17 other groups;
18 (D) ensure that health benefits established
19 as essential not be subject to denial to individ20
uals against their wishes on the basis of the indi21
viduals’ age or expected length of life or of the
22 individuals’ present or predicted disability, de23
gree of medical dependency, or quality of life;
24 (E) provide that a qualified health plan
25 shall not be treated as providing coverage for the

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2 Responses to “Dhimmitude and Obamacare”

  1. Stan Fitzgerald on August 12th, 2011 5:06 pm

    Why am I paying a pentaly for not having Part D
    for 2 months. I have to pay for the rsat of my life?
    Get off the Obamacare.


  2. RedRanger on August 12th, 2011 6:33 pm

    Why am you paying a pentaly for not having Part D
    for 2 months? Answer: Liberals who want to control you.

    Why should you have to pay for the rsat of my life? Answer: If you are using it then it is moral that you pay for it.

    Get off the Obamacare. God knows we are trying! The thing is a trainwreck waiting to happen!

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