Indiana became the 14th state to join a legal challenge to Obamacare. Attorney General Greg Zoeller said the move was not about partisan politics, he said it was instead about trying to get to the bottom of some serious constitutional questions raised by the bill.
According to Indiana’s radio station of record, WIBC, Zoeller said that the patient pools at the heart of the bill infringe on states’ rights. He also takes issue with the mandate in the bill which requires most Americans to purchase private health insurance, a measure which Zoeller calls “uncharted territory.”
Bad for Indiana
This law will cost Indiana over $2.4 billion in Medicaid increases alone over the next ten years. This is not including the other costs from diverted drug rebate savings, lost jobs and other unintended consequences.
The Only Thing Bipartisan About the Bill is the Opposition to it
While the democrats, in spite of all their back-room deals and vote buying, could not seduce a single House republican to abandon his principles, this lawsuit is a bipartisan movement with democratic Attorney General James Caldwell of Louisiana included in the battle to restore American’s liberty.
Andre Carson is the pot. . .
. . . and he is calling the kettle black. After casting a vote for a bill that relied on lies, anecdotal emotional tales and twisting of legislative rules, Andre Carson called the challenge “political posturing” by Zoeller and Governor Mitch Daniels. Of course, Carson and his fellow democrats were guilty of no political posturing whatsoever over the last 6 months. Certainly not.
Carson is a bonehead who represents one of only two districts in the state which are comfortably liberal. Even though Indianapolis has a republican mayor, Carson can rest assured of his continued existence as an opponent of liberty in the Congress of the United States, even once the liberal gerrymandering that gives morons like Baron Hill a public job is corrected.
Proud to be a Hoosier
This bill hurts more Hoosiers than it helps, and the extra burden on the state will cost us all in the end. Today, Zoeller and Daniels gave us yet another reason to be proud to be Hoosiers.
Other states whose citizenry should be proud are: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington. All of the aforementioned states are parties in the big legal challenge to the bill. Virginia has issued its own legal challenge.
The Bottom Line
Nowhere in the Constitution does it give the government the right to require that we buy anything. Some uncreative liberals will attempt to compare the health care mandate to things like liability car insurance laws. This argument is incredibly weak and flawed considering first that one only must buy liability insurance as a condition to the privilege of driving whereas the health care mandate requires that we buy insurance as a condition of citizenship. Furthermore, liability insurance is making sure that a driver can afford to cover his liability for damage and injury caused to someone else should he be found liable in the event of an accident. The health care mandate requires that we buy something to protect ourselves.
Other, more desperate attempts by liberals will attempt to compare this to things like home owners’ or flood insurance. These arguments are a good sign that you are talking to an idiot.
In America we have liberty and freedom. That liberty and freedom includes the right to make stupid decisions as long as no one else gets hurt. Not buying health insurance is a gamble, but for a healthy young person, it is a fairly low risk gamble that many people elect to take.
This law will require that you buy heath insurance with your own hard earned money – money that you should have the right to spend how you see fit. Ask yourself, if this is allowed to stand, what comes next? Your imagination could go wild with nightmare scenarios of things the government could require that you buy because they know better than you do. Scenarios that, at one time, seemed so far-fetched that they did not justify the use of the creative energies required to think about them.
At one time, the idea of being forced to buy health care would have been just one of those far-fetched scenarios. So ask yourself again; what is next? Today, what is a crazy vast right wing conspiracy scare-tactic big-brother scenario is tomorrow’s unconstitutional government mandate.
Sweet dreams America.
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