Donald Berwick, the Pro-Gun Control Lobby, and Paternalism
Berwick and gun control advocates share a flawed view of human nature and a disdain for the rationality of ordinary men. Thus, their paternalistic desire to restrict our freedoms.
Q: What do Donald Berwick and gun control advocates have in common?
A: Both distrust ordinary Americans’ ability to exercise individual rationality and responsibility. Instead, they believe that the government should restrict our freedoms for our own good. And if they have their way, we’ll end up paying the price.
Dr. Donald Berwick is President Obama’s newly appointed head of Medicare and an unabashed supporter of socialized medicine. He has repeatedly praised the British National Health Service as a model for the United States to emulate.
The Wall Street Journal recently published a selection of Berwick’s public statements on health policy. Two in particular stand out because they are such naked attacks on the efficacy of individual choice and rationality: