Skip to comments.President Says Obamacare Decision a Victory for Freedom
Posted on 06/30/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT by John Semmens
President Barack Obama hailed the US Supreme Courts narrow 5-4 decision to uphold his signature Affordable Care Act as a victory for freedom.
By affirming the legality of our health care plan, the Court has ensured that every American will be free from the worry of having no insurance, the President said. By compelling everyone to purchase insurance we are freeing them to enjoy the benefits of medical coverage and relieving them of the necessity to plan ahead and decide for themselves whether get this insurance.
The president attempted to reconcile the compulsory nature of the health care mandate with the concept of freedom. Dont be led astray by those who would have you believe that their notions of freedom are a match for what every American needs, Obama warned. Just think back to the times when your parents made you eat your peas. In your kids mind you probably saw this as an imposition on your freedom. But your parents were only trying to give you the gift of good healthfreeing you from the consequences of a bad diet.
Were doing the same kind of thing with our health care plan, he continued. By taking the issue of whether to buy insurance off your list of things to do we are freeing you from having to spend time figuring out what to do. That time can now be used in whatever way you want. On top of this, youll be healthier. And can there be any question that a healthier person is freer than a sick person?
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You had me going for about 15 seconds.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good...
Sure sounds real to me...
Nice one, John.
Long live liberty for the lords!
OMG! Peas as well as broccoli? Where will it stop?
Should have added -
Obama says it is affordable, too.
John, those quotes are just a wee touch too realistic. Wait. Did you actually have to write them because those could have come off the TelePrompTer.
Yea, I caught that whole “Arbeit macht frei” vibe too ;-)
Freedom for the government, not for us. The OPPOSITE of what our Forefathers intended. As a matter of fact, the American Revolution occurred due to the British’s THEFT of American’s freedom through taxation. Sound familiar?
Victory for Freedom?? Hey Prez, what world did you come from??
I saw that sign over the entry gate to Dachau Concentration Camp! Arbeit Macht Frei! What a lie! But just wait till Obama puts all the white Christian conservative Republicans into CAMPS and makes us work! It is coming! He is such a great big liar! It makes his ears grow, he looks like DUMBO now.
Just the headline was enough to raise the BP! lol
That’s an interesting version of freedom. He could have gone for, “Freedom of some Americans to pay for the health insurance of the rest.”. Would have been more honest at least.
Complete decision analysis:
Brussels sprouts, hopefully.
THE DWEAD PIWATE WOBERTS
HAS STOLEN YOUR CONSTITUTION!
Of course, in Princess Bride, the Dread Pirate Roberts turned out to be someone other than he appeared to be. Hmmm..... maybe there's a parallel to be found here?
:) Another good one John.
But will the sprouts have cheese sauce?
Sadly, this IS how Obama views Obamacare!
If they’re to be even remotely edible, yes.
All the same I’d really rather freely choose something else ... or maybe even skip a meal.
constitute a crisis on my part.
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