Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Flushing of America Continues

Using the force of law to require every American citizen to purchase a product that will enrich the bottom line of the companies who donated the most to the politicians who wrote the law.

What's not to love?

( – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that the individual health insurance mandates included in every health reform bill, which require Americans to have insurance, were "like paying taxes." He added that Congress has "broad authority" to force Americans to purchase other things as well, so long as it was trying to promote “the general welfare.”

I'm going to exercise my "broad authority" to purchase more ammo in about three minutes.

Seriously, why even have a Constitution if the party in power in Washington is going to say it allows them to do whatever the f*** they want?

Hoyer can go [censored - use your imagination] for all I care.

I'm reminded of this scene from Woody Allen's "Bananas".

Esposito: From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now... 16 years old!

Exit Question:

How is using the threat of arrest, prosecution, and incarceration to force a person to buy a product they don't want any different from forcing people to wear their underwear outside their clothes, or (to use a real-life example of equal fascistic measure) requiring people to wear pants that conform to the government-approved cuff width - one of Chairman Mao's contributions to the Statist World of Hopenchange?