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All the wrong reasons

April 8, 2010 - Blaine Hyska
The problem with the health care bill is not the health care coverage. It’s the compulsory coverage.

This legislation is indeed historic, but for all the wrong reasons. Think about it.

Before this, has the United States government ever forced a citizen to purchase anything?

We have all kinds of fees and taxes — property taxes, hunting license fees, sales taxes, state park fees, and the like.

These costs are associated with service or privilege. If you want the privilege of driving an automobile on a government-owned roadway, you agree to pay fuel tax, driver’s license fees, and license plate fees, to name a few.

You can argue that a motor vehicle is a necessity in today’s society, but people do live without them. And those people don’t have to pay the fees and taxes. It’s a choice.

That’s not the case with health care. This bloated mandate says you will buy a product simply because you’re alive.

If you breath, you will pay. If you resist, the government will find you and fine you.

Doesn’t that bother anyone?

With this legislation, the people of America voluntarily surrendered to Washington a colossal freedom.

Maybe today’s America is ready for this. Maybe we’re so attention deficit that we need government to tell us what to do and when to do it.

I’m beginning to think a lot of Americans slept during U.S history class.

The John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson I studied would have never tolerated this.

Have we “advanced” so far that they’ve become irrelevant?


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