rs at robertsheridan.com
Mon Dec 13 13:44:17 PST 2010
I smell a bit of sleight of hand occurring here, not that Jon would ever do that.
The justification for the exercise of the purported power of Congress to require buying into the health program it established must be to protect the republic from killing itself through improper diet, lack of sufficient exercise, smoking, narcotic and mind-altering drug-ingestion (!), and the inability to contribute towards one's medical care when one does. Supporting private insurance companies is merely a side-effect.
I, for one, would like to see a mandatory exercise program, if only to get me moving more. Does Congress have the power to force us to do calisthenics? After I show that I know how to use my new musket, of course?
I appreciate the kind replies to my naive query.
On Dec 13, 2010, at 1:30 PM, Jon Roland wrote:
> But there is difference between doing one's duty to defend the public from invasion, insurrection, or crime, and contributing to a fund so the insurance companies won't go broke or stop providing health case benefits.
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