Monday, January 31, 2011

Oh dear, and now we're getting political

I have not, thus far, brought the subject of politics into this humble little blog. However, there are some issues that I feel too important to let slip by unnoticed, and too few people who really pay attention to them.

For example, that the Northern District of Florida Federal Court ruled Obama's health care plan unconstitutional.

Read about it here, or here.

Oh, it was also ruled unconstitutional in Virginia.

How does the bill go against our Constitution? Well, because it forces you to purchase something you may or may not want to purchase. Read a good article about it here. Imagine our government demanding that you buy, whether you care to or not, 12 gallons of milk every month? That would do the Dairy Farming Association a great deal of good, no doubt, but it might be against your liking, especially if you happen to be lactose intolerant or vegan.

What if you were told you must buy a new car every two years, or you'd be fined? How about a mandate to purchase cable television? Or a federal law requiring every person to own a gym membership?

I realize it sounds absurd, but that's because it is. Because whether the government thinks you'd be better off with 12 gallons of milk, a new car, cable TV and a gym membership, they can't make you buy them.

They shouldn't be able to make you buy health insurance either, even if they have the best of intentions.

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