These twelve essays in defense of health-care freedom were written during
the period from October 2011 to July 2019 for LewRockwell.com, the Future of
Freedom Foundation, and the New American magazine. Although I have written other
things on this topic before, during, and since that period of time, these twelve
essays encapsulate my views on the subject.
Throughout these essays, there are seven things relating to health-care
freedom that resonate: 1. ObamaCare is an abomination. 2. The Constitution does
not authorize the federal government to have anything to do with health care or
health insurance. 3. Medicare and Medicaid are welfare and socialized medicine.
4. It is not the proper role of government to fund, subsidize, regulate, or
provide health-care services. 5. All health-care services should be provided by
the free market. 6. No American should be forced to pay for the health care of
any other American. 7. Health-care freedom is always preferable to government
intervention of any kind.
There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible divided into 31,102 verses. How
the chapters and verses came to be is the topic of this study. Their origin will
help us to better understand and appreciate their uses.
Although the modern division of the Old and New Testaments into chapters
began in the thirteenth century, the division of the Old Testament into what can
be considered verses actually preceded this. The division of the chapters of the
New Testament into verses did not occur until the sixteenth century.
Also discussed are the arrangement of the chapters and verses in the
Wycliffe Bible, the Tyndale New Testament, the Coverdale Bible, the Matthew
Bible, the Taverner Bible, the Great Bible, the Coverdale Latin-English diglot,
the Whittingham New Testament, the Geneva Bible, the Bishops' Bible, the
Authorized Version, the Rheims New Testament, the Douay Old Testament, the
Complutensian Polyglot, Latin Bibles, Hebrew Bibles, and the Greek New
Testaments of Erasmus, Stephanus, Beza, and Elzevir.