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Neal Barton's POV

It's control


POSTED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:44pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 11:10am

I have to comment one more time on this Supreme Court argument going on right now about the health care law.

This is such an ideological issue. It should be a constitutional issue.

The government should not be allowed to make you buy anything.

I've said all along this Obamacare is not about health care. It's the nose of the camel getting under the tent.

This country is almost evenly divided right now of those who make the engine run and those who think they are owed something.

Case and point, this from CNS news.

During oral arguments in the Supreme Court this week, Justice Stephen Breyer posed and answered the core question at issue in the controversy over the constitutionality of Obamacare's mandate that individual Americans must buy government-approved health insurance policies: Can Congress order individuals to buy a good or service?

"Yes, of course they could," said Breyer.

In the history of the nation, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government has never done this.

Another opinion is from Justice Antonin Scalia.

Justice Antonin Scalia posed to Obama's solicitor general a fundamental question that the mandate raises about the nature of the U.S. government.

He said "If the government can do this, what else can it not do?"

As an American citizen, I have the right to move full-time to our family farm in Trinity County, sit on the front porch, not buy insurance if I'm crazy enough not to at my age. And Not buy a computer and do darn near whatever I want as long as it's legal.

And now you're telling me this would be illegal.

That's just wrong. But this is what this health care deal is all about.

Not health, but control.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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snydergal, You are assuming that the only means of caring for the needy is through the federal government. Private charities are so much more efficient at providing help to those in need than a bloated bureaucracy. It is the government's role to protect our liberties and ensure that we may all pursue happiness the way we define it. It is the role of charity to donate goods and services.

Governments were designed for Justice, Churches for Mercy. We all see what happens when the Government tries it's hand at corrupt Mercy,,Like in healthcare,,,,we just end up with no Justice for those who are contriving to support themselves honestly and no mercy for those enthralled to a govenment master in dependency. Let those who are too inept, lazy or stupid to provide for themselves turn to the churches and let the Government quit playing God with the outcomes of people's lives and fortunes

Snydergal doesn't get it. Obamacare will not get healthcare to any more people than it is being treated now. The difference is it will cost more than it does now. She's understandably concern about the increasing numbers seeking indigent care at emergency rooms. She doesn't understand that clinics will be overwhelmed with patient wanting treatment for sniffles, bumps, bruises and hang nails, and it will cost even more per patient than emergency rooms to treat them.

If people are left to fend for themselves, and those who cannot afford insurance cannot even pay a minimum for coverage and get assistance from the government to be fully covered, can either of you nuclear scientists below figure out who will be paying the tab for even more uninsured who end up going to their neighborhood ER? Now think really hard, guys...someone is going to have to pay, or those who do not have any coverage will just have to both must be GOP "death panel" supporters.

No one has a right to healthcare! If it were so, any medically trained person could be forced to care for anyone needing help without reimbursement. Unfortunately that will eventually be the result of obamaNOcare if it stands at the Supreme Court.
Doctors will be told how much they can earn, where they can practice, and what type of doctor they can be; and we will all be lucky to get any care at all once the rationing boards are fully operational.

The law that allows Obamacare to mandate you to buy an insurance policy is derived from an Ohio wheat farmer who grew more than the alloted quota (designed to give price stability) under the premise that he wasn't going to sell the extra wheat but, use it for personal consumption. It was argued and upheld that personal use affected the market price whereby demand would be decreased. From this decission Wickard Vs. Filburn commerce laws regulate all business and control our daily lives.

This would be a good time for the court to invalidate the Wickard decision and return this nation to a true constitutional republic!

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