Politicians are bent on making the Affordable Care Act a hot potato — blaming each other, describing (in inflammatory terms) how the government is being “shut down” and people “held hostage.”
What they’re really doing is creating a smokescreen, proving they’re incompetent at what they were elected to do.
Sadder still is the fact that newscasters aren’t calling this law what it really is, an assault on FREEDOM.
I don’t care how they spin it. It’s un-American to force any citizen to buy anything!
Regardless of how much it’s going to help people.
Regardless if “they” promise to help pay for it.
I’m a Web designer. I know every business needs to have a Website to promote, sell, and educate.
But I can’t force them to buy my services. Nor should the government.
That would be tantamount to extortion, which the last time I checked is a crime.
Medical Insurance is a luxury. Like buying a house, a car, or a vacation.
Buying insurance, or not buying, should be a choice. Not a mandate.
We don’t need insurance to live. It’s not like food and water, clothing and shelter.
Yes, there are plenty of Americans who don’t have medical insurance.
Some can’t afford it. Some don’t want it. Some aren’t eligible under current restrictions.
Does the insurance industry need regulating?
Probably. But requiring people to buy won’t solve its problems.
Nor will it solve the bigger problems facing our country today — a sagging economy, lack of jobs, too much crime, and so on.
NO American should be forced — under penalty of a fine — to buy anything.
Our forebears fought and died for the privilege of being free.
Of not living under tyranny.
Or fear of going to the poorhouse to comply with laws some are exempt from.
What if “they” passed a law requiring everybody to eat a serving of broccoli every day?
Sure, it would help broccoli farmers, but it wouldn’t do much for the cattle industry.
And I don’t care how you spin it. Calling a pig a chicken doesn’t mean it can lay eggs!
The idea of “affordable care for all” sounds noble.
But I as a free American shouldn’t have to buy it.
This isn’t a political issue. It’s a moral issue.
And no one industry should profit from a law at the expense of free choice.