What compromise? “My way or the highway” only means something when there IS a highway to get away from this monstrosity that is misnamed “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2011”.
MASSIVE RESISTANCE TO ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THIS PILE OF CRAPOLA IS THE ONLY SANE RESPONSE. That said, what effective means do we have to resist the effects of this unworkable and ineffectual piece of legislation? Escape to another country does not seem to be an option, as there are fewer and fewer places anywhere that are not also mired in their own set of cockamamie rules and counter-intuitive actions against both the will and the best interests of those subjects ensnared by such gimmicks.
First, take back responsibility for your own health. By refusing to either maintain a government-sanctioned “insurance policy” filled with mandates and exclusions, or to pay the fines imposed for refusing to participate in this fraudulent practice, there is a very real probability that at some time or another, you shall be found in violation of the law as written. But if enough people resist, there are simply not enough law enforcement officers out there to capture them all.
This is much like trying to locate all the illegal immigrants in this country, both those who came legally but overstayed their visa, or those who entered clandestinely and never had a visa at all. The job of finding them is judged to be “impossible”, so their presence is unoffically tolerated by the supposed authorities in this country. Likewise with a sufficient number of people who resist this health legislation, throwing maybe 10% or more of the population into some kind of detention is not a practical response to the problem.
There would just be a lot of hardened attitudes, and just possibly, the nucleus of the creation of a breakaway republic within that territory once known as “the United States of America”.
Secession has never been tested in a court of law as to whether it is legal or not, it has only been suppressed by superior military action and economic embargo. “One Nation, under God, Indivisible” would still be operable, if in fact, we WERE “under God”, but effectively, nearly half of the people of this country no longer believe this nation is “under God”.
So the part that believes breaks away from the part that does not sincerely believe in that maxim.
I admire your stand for principals and I believe you have the fortitude to act on those principals. Yet when the JBT's (jack booted thugs) come knocking on doors, most Americans will cave as they have no principals.