The following headlines from Britain's three leading newspapers, the Times, the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, bear out Mr. Hannan's ominous warning. Most of these stories are from 2009 and address the U.K.'s version of Obamacare (Britain's "National Health Service," or "NHS".)
For a sobering exercise in reality, simply replace "NHS" with "Obamacare" everywhere it appears:
These headlines are the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds more just like them with very real people and very real lives behind each.
Make no mistake: If we don't sink this Obamacare Titanic before it sets sail, we become the headline.
We needn't speculate. History is our crystal ball.
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).