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The N.I.C.E.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009

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Wayne Shepherd: Welcome to today's edition of The Public Square®. This is our two minute edition with Dave Zanotti, I'm Wayne Shepherd. There's a longer edition on the web. (Click here for the TPS30 program.)

Dave Zanotti: Wayne, it's important that people get a hold of that longer edition, particularly on this subject. We're talking about healthcare rationing in Great Britain, a model of things to come for the United States of America.

WS: Boy we hope not; because what's happening in Great Britain is the actual rationing of healthcare. So people who need it aren't getting it.

DZ: And it's costing them their lives. And what's truly ironic as far as the modeling of things to come is the fact that in Great Britain, under their socialized medicine nationalized healthcare program they have an agency that decides the protocols and regulations for who gets help and who dies.

WS: Yes I don't remember the official title off the top of my head. But I remember the acronym is NICE: N-I-C-E, which brings a chill to your spine. Doesn't it?

DZ: It is exactly the name of the technocratic bureaucracy in C.S. Lewis' work That Hideous Strength. In that book a technocracy took over England and the NICE, N-I-C-E, was the agency that decided basically who lived and who died.

WS: And that's what's happening today.

DZ: It's erie. It's spooky that Lewis had this figured out.

WS: In the 1940s.

DZ: In the 1940s. And even nailed it to the name. You can read the book. You can also read the article. Check it out for yourself. We've got it right here. Don't take our word for it. Verify it for yourself.

WS: This issue and so many more are covered on our online site. I hope you'll visit often. And while you're look up the thirty-minute edition of The Public Square®. It's archived here. For Dave Zanotti, I'm Wayne Shepherd.

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