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ObamaCare: Freedom on Life Support
townhall ^ | December 24, 2009 | Larry Elder

Posted on 12/24/2009 1:04:48 PM PST by opentalk

Ignore, for the moment, the ludicrous claim that giving 30 million Americans health insurance actually lowers the cost of health care. What happened to freedom, to the opposition to an intrusive federal government?

Ask a liberal what he most dislikes about the "right"? "I resent the attempt to tell me how to live my life," he'll say. He'll mention abortion and say that the decision belongs to a woman and her doctor. He'll mention same-sex marriage and say that government should not prevent two people of the same sex from marrying, especially if one objects based upon religious grounds. He'll argue that a Supreme Court "stacked" with right-wingers threatens his liberty.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gives liberals hot flashes. He is religious. He calls the Constitution a "contract," not a "living, breathing" document on which one can discover or project nonexistent rights. He is a "strict constructionist," or an "originalist," who believes that the literal words in the Constitution have meaning. He thinks his job is to figure out what the original Framers meant, not what he would like them to have meant.

... This brings us to ObamaCare.

What words in the U.S. Constitution allow the federal government to compel every American to purchase health insurance? Where does the Constitution allow the federal government to take money from some Americans and give it to others so that they may purchase health insurance?

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: elder; elders; healthcare; larryelder; larryelders; obamacare

1 posted on 12/24/2009 1:04:49 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

The inhabitants of the Bay area are far too busy bending over and squealing to light any wood fires.

2 posted on 12/24/2009 1:17:27 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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