Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock lately — given the horrific and awful things popping up in the news who could blame you? — then you’ve likely heard the heartbreaking story of Alfie Evans.
Alfie and his family live in the United Kingdom, a land dominated by big, intrusive, and massively bloated government which just so happens to control the entire health care system.
Evans, who is almost two-year-old, is seriously ill and more or less on his death bed thanks in large part to the “death panels” of socialized medicine in his country that have forbidden his parents from taking him to Italy for further treatment. They also ordered him off life support, but astonishingly, the young man is still breathing on his own, fighting for his life.
Alfie suffers from encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, a rare disease that has caused a lot of misery for the poor little guy.
What’s at stake in this case is the whole notion of whether or not parents or the state has rights to the children being born in modern society. Obviously the UK seems to think it’s the state who gets to make life and death decisions, which sounds like something out of terrifying dystopian novel.
Conservative pundit and legendary speaker and debater Ben Shapiro totally destroyed the inherent hypocrisy of the UK health care system in just a single tweet:
If you withheld water from your brain damaged toddler, you'd be brought up on child abuse charges. If a British hospital does it, it's just "dying with dignity."
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 26, 2018
Shapiro gave a speech at Liberty University this week where he took a few moments to pray for little Alfie:
“BEFORE I BEGIN, I WANTED TO TAKE JUST A MOMENT SO WE CAN SILENTLY PRAY TOGETHER FOR ALFIE EVANS, SHAPIRO TOLD THE AUDIENCE OF 11,000 AT LIBERTY. “IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE STORY, OF ALFIE EVANS, ALFIE EVANS IS A TWO-YEAR-OLD CHILD WHO HAS A DEGENERATIVE BRAIN CONDITION. THE GOVERNMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN IS NOW DECLARING THAT HIS PARENTS CANNOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY WITH ALFIE EVANS TO SEEK EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT, HE HAS TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL AND DIE AT THE HANDS OF THE STATE. SO BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER, I’D LIKE TO TAKE ABOUT FIVE SECONDS HERE, TEN SECONDS AND JUST PRAY SILENTLY FOR ALFIE AND HIS FAMILY, WHO ARE, I THINK, DOING GOD’S WORK AND STANDING UP FOR THE VALUE OF LIFE.”
As the pressure continues to mount on the UK government, the courts finally allowed Alfie to be released, but are still not allowing him to be taken to Rome where a team of doctors stands ready to treat him and attempt to save his life.
Nearly half a million folks signed a petition demanding the release of Alfie to his parents and a team of doctors in the country have drafted a statement condemning the government for “medical tyranny.”
Alfie’s dad, Tom Evans, is now threatening to sue three doctors for conspiracy to murder his son.
“THE COURT HAS JUST HEARD THAT ALFIE’S DAD TOM EVANS STARTED PRIVATE PROSECUTION TO HAVE THREE DOCTORS CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO MURDER YESTERDAY. PAPERS WERE SERVED ON MEDICS,” REPORTED ALAN JENKINS OF ITV NEWS.
This is a horrifying and tragic matter that exposes both why socialistic medicine is a nightmare and why we need the Second Amendment.
If the population of the UK were armed, this kind of tyranny would be much, much harder to pull off. The government would fear a violent uprising and opt to stay within their bounds.
Keep saying a prayer for this little boy and his family.
Source: The Daily Wire