Peter Barry Chowka writes at American Thinker:
It now seems abundantly and shockingly clear: Great Britain's kangaroo High Court and the country's National Health Service system of socialist medicine are trying to kill baby Charlie Gard. [emphasis added]
These two entities -- the National Health Service, or NHS, backed up by the legal authority of the British courts -- hold total power over innocent little Charlie. His life and death are in their hands. But are they ethically and judiciously employing that power?
Under a system of government-controlled, socialized medicine, the state does have the authority to determine the life and death of every individual who resides within the country's borders. The Charlie Gard case is the perfect illustration of that power and how it can be wickedly wielded.
We've heard the term Death Panels, and here they are for all to see. . . .
"Look out, America," Chowka concludes. "When single-payer socialized medicine arrives on our shores, it will be the last nail in the coffin of our precious individual liberty and freedom -- and many of us will, like Charlie Gard, find ourselves helplessly waiting for the end of life to come, at the dirty hands and the arrogant say-so of some bureaucrats or a judge, long before it should."