With the Supreme Court hearing opening arguments on the legality of ObamaCare starting today, Reason.tv's Nick Gillespie reminds us of why ObamaCare needs to be scrapped for just 3 simple reasons.
1. It Represents the End of Limited Government.
2. Its Price Tag is Already Ballooning.
3. Obamacare Won't Make Us Healthier.
While #2 and #3 are perfectly legitimate reasons for scrapping ObamaCare, #1 is indeed the biggie. If the government can force you to purchase health care insurance, what can't they compel you to do?
Once again, here's Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) with the answer to that question.
Here's what we wrote when we first posted this video a year and a half ago:
Great points all, made by this young lady as it's readily apparent that she is talking at a level way above Stark's pay grade as he has no concept nor interest in understanding how the 5th, 10th and 14th amendments would prevent you from being compelled to sign up for health care just as it would prohibit the confiscation of goods and services from others as is the case when you declare particular goods and services a right.
Stark is a thug. There is simply no other way to put it.
Another memo to our goo-goo (good government) liberal friends: Sure, you would like to see the government play an active role for good in society but does Pete Stark's vision of a Thomas Friedman-esque totalitarianism look like your view of liberalism? Does what Pete Stark is saying sound anything remotely like, "Keep your laws off my body?"
The Democratic Party, which has for years been informed by notions of the limitless power of government dared not actually say it, until now. The passage of ObamaCare has proved to be truth serum to its authoritarian acolytes who now attend town hall meetings and impassively tell their constituents:
I think that there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from (making) rules that could affect your private life.
Well, shoot-howdy, that doesn't sound like the bra and draft card burning Democratic Party of dear old Mom and Dad, now does it, gang?
If they can do this, what can't they do?
A year and a half later and nothing's changed except for the fact that the constitutional arguments against ObamaCare are now being joined in force by the unfolding revelations by bodies like the CBO, that we are adding yet another unsustainable entitlement program for which we have no way to pay.