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President Says Obamacare Decision a Victory for Freedom
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 June 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/30/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT by John Semmens

President Barack Obama hailed the US Supreme Court’s 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. “Don’t 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 kid’s mind you probably saw this as an imposition on your freedom. But your parents were only trying to give you the gift of good health—freeing you from the consequences of a bad diet.”

“We’re 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, you’ll be healthier. And can there be any question that a healthier person is freer than a sick person?”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/06/30/president-says-obamacare-decision-a-victory-for-freedom/


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; freedom; obama; obamacare; satire; tyranny; zerocare

1 posted on 06/30/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

You had me going for about 15 seconds.

Good one.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 1:04:44 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: John Semmens

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good...


3 posted on 06/30/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Sure sounds real to me...


4 posted on 06/30/2012 1:07:03 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: John Semmens

Nice one, John.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 1:07:38 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: John Semmens
Freedom for the ruling class to do as they will without the "consent" of the governed.

Long live liberty for the lords!

6 posted on 06/30/2012 1:11:56 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: John Semmens
A great victory for the socialist workers paradise.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 1:13:19 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: John Semmens

OMG! Peas as well as broccoli? Where will it stop?


8 posted on 06/30/2012 1:15:06 PM PDT by Vesparado
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To: John Semmens

Should have added -

Obama says it is affordable, too.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 1:15:34 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: John Semmens

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.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: John Semmens

Yea, I caught that whole “Arbeit macht frei” vibe too ;-)


11 posted on 06/30/2012 1:19:05 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

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?


12 posted on 06/30/2012 1:20:47 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: John Semmens

Victory for Freedom?? Hey Prez, what world did you come from??


13 posted on 06/30/2012 1:23:23 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: rockrr

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.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 1:25:13 PM PDT by buffyt (ObamaCare is a tax, is not a tax, is a tax, is not a tax, is a tax, is not a tax, is a tax, is not a)
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To: John Semmens

Just the headline was enough to raise the BP! lol


15 posted on 06/30/2012 1:29:46 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: John Semmens
Victory for freedom? Is this like 1984's Ministry of Truth?
16 posted on 06/30/2012 1:39:45 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: John Semmens

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:
http://www.tenthamendment.net/home/story.asp?postid=15


17 posted on 06/30/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentNetwork
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To: Vesparado

Brussels sprouts, hopefully.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 1:49:05 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: John Semmens

THE DWEAD PIWATE WOBERTS
HAS STOLEN YOUR CONSTITUTION!
BWAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!

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?

19 posted on 06/30/2012 2:05:17 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: John Semmens

:) Another good one John.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 2:10:55 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Salamander

But will the sprouts have cheese sauce?


21 posted on 06/30/2012 2:25:47 PM PDT by Vesparado
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To: John Semmens

Sadly, this IS how Obama views Obamacare!


22 posted on 06/30/2012 3:15:23 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Vesparado

If they’re to be even remotely edible, yes.


23 posted on 06/30/2012 3:29:33 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: Salamander

All the same I’d really rather freely choose something else ... or maybe even skip a meal.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 3:35:13 PM PDT by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: John Semmens
YOUR failure to plan ahead does NOT

constitute a crisis on my part.

25 posted on 06/30/2012 9:03:50 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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