Skip to comments.Is ObamaCare Destined to Become a Parking Lot?
Posted on 07/30/2013 10:35:14 PM PDT by neverdem
Once upon a time, some of us counted heads and concluded that there was little chance of ObamaCare ever becoming law -- or, if through some mischance it did, ever staying law. But now after the passage of a number of years and any amount of public and private maneuvering, our naiveté has evolved into a much more realistic view of politics. We now know, for example, that if the left-wing liberal power structure get the chance to put another notch in their gun, they'll pull the trigger, no matter how many innocent people wind up shot...
Indeed, examples of the citizenry nullifying the effect of laws and court decisions are legion. In New York City, illegal car services outnumber licensed or "medallioned" taxis. Smokers have access to "backyard bars" similar to the speakeasies which operated during prohibition. In fact, prohibition itself is a great example of the phenomenon: many people liked to have a drink now and again, just like their fathers and grandfathers had. The government said they couldn't, and guess what: they did.
This resistance to higher authority violating the norms of community common sense is as old as America, with maybe the most telling example from our nation's history being the public's response to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The statute's enforcement in the North, when and where it could be enforced, so affronted individual Northern communities that the die was cast for Bleeding Kansas, Lincoln's Cooper Union speech, the rise of the Republican Party, and the Civil War...
Indeed, Prohibition aside, it's difficult to think of a statute which h as not only produced such general upset as the Affordable Care Act has, but will. Because every indication is that the people will hate it. And even though my draughty reasoning process...
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The Tea Party needs to purge the RINOs and GOPe. We need pledges of term limits. Staying in D.C. too long corrupts almost anybody.
Illegal immigration might be worse
On a cultural note, ‘Diner’ was on TCM this wknd. If anyone DVR’d it.
A best scene in moviedom, Mickey Rourke and Kevin Bacon in, I think his first role, at halfway into the flick portray a great buddy scene.
Jimmy Reed playing on the radio of the Chevy
The lyrics fit
Maybe it will. How much suffering will it cause before it does?
John Roberts will roast in hell.
I wish O and Roberts would both become a parking lot with lots of oil stains.
I heard that the site on which the charred remains of Hitler were allegedly buried by the Russians is now a parking lot.
"The conservatives are such fools.
Obama, Soros and the MSM will keep this .... forever."
Problem is before it collapses it destroys the healthcare infrastructure. Insurance companies, gone. Hospitals, gone. Experienced Doctors retire, gone. New entries into health field training, gone.
He was in Animal House before that, but you're right, that's a great buddy movie.
Medicine is finished.
Doctors no longer take the Hippocratic Oath to the
patient, but must swear loyalty to Obama and the State,
and the future need of fresh organs (taken before death)
for politicians, union members, and DNC cardholders.
I agree, and we need a law that no government employee or elected/appointed official may OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES may hold a job in lobbying OR MEDIA after they leave “service.”
How about this? A government that can’t enforce existing immigration laws will never be able to enforce 0bamacare.
It is indeed.
Everyone remain calm.great line during the parade KAOS.
“Is ObamaCare Destined to Become a Parking Lot?”.
We can ALL hope it does but unfortunately, there seems to be noone willing to get out the bulldozers to bury the thing. Until the construction crews get started, there will be NO PARKING lots.
“In fact, prohibition itself is a great example of the phenomenon: many people liked to have a drink now and again, just like their fathers and grandfathers had. The government said they couldn’t, and guess what: they did. “
The government did no such thing during Prohibition. You could drink all you want. Prohibition banned the sale, production, and transportation of alcohol. If you had it, you could drink it.
So why was that amendment the only one ever repealed?
Because by limiting production and distribution it forced people to engage in transactions with people breaking the law. However, consumption was not banned directly by the Volstead Act. People always equate Prohibition to today’s drug laws but the parallel us not exact.