Posted by Tom Sawyer.
For the first time in the two hundred thirty-three years of the Republic, the federal government in Washington, D.C. is poised to mandate by law that citizens (subjects) purchase a commodity. Why has this never happened in the past? There is a simple answer. It is against the law. It is unconstitutional. That little wrinkle will not stop this government however. The House, under Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has already passed such legislation. They did it while you were enjoying your weekend last Saturday and, hopefully (in their minds), not paying attention.
Is this the kind of transparency Obama promised? Is this the kind of health care reform Obama promised? Witness this short video.
Then there is this video, also short.
Obama, of course, is complicit.
Besides not answering the question, and thus answering it by his silence, this is the most ridiculous argumentation imaginable. Does he apply this reasoning when it comes to welfare? providing of services for illegal aliens? This man's whole ideology and political career is based upon requiring a few responsible people to carry the load for those who are irresponsible. And, now he wants people to start being responsible or he is going to fine them?
But is it fair to send people to jail who refuse to buy a government-mandated commodity? Nancy Pelosi thinks so:
The thirteen colonies declared independence from the crown for lesser grievances.