Wednesday, 4 January 2006

Conservatives = party of big government

David Cameron today made a speech stating how the NHS would remain "free at the point of delivery" under a Conservative government. He also stated that a Tory government led by him wouldn't opt for an insurance-based health care system.

OK, yes, the Conservative Party have for many decades advocated big government. Nonetheless, it's interesting to see a trend towards statism under Cameron. First, it was a commitment to redistribution of wealth. Now it's calling for a retention of a state-owned health care system.

I hope Cameron realises that such a belief leads to a growing government which taxes, regulates and initates force against the people.

Of course, I'd favour a completely free-market health care system. Government has no place in adminstering health care, or any positive right.