Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dangerous Precedent.

The Health Care Reform bill signed into law by President Obama sets a dangerous precedent for our country and the federal government’s ability to impact our personal lives. The laws of this country will soon require those who don’t have health insurance, or what Congress doesn’t approve as adequate health insurance, to obtain it or pay a ridiculous fine. This bill opens a Pandora’s Box on our freedom for personal decision. The very idea of paying a fine for not purchasing a product or service is ludicrous.

Next, Congressional Democrats plan to pass a Cap and Trade bill that will impact our ability to heat our homes, in the name of saving our planet. What’s next? Identity Theft is becoming an epidemic in this country, is it then the duty of our Congress to mandate us to purchase Identity Theft Protection? How about Life Insurance, the cost of a funeral is sky rocketing and more people are dying with unpaid debt than ever before. How about Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, we could go on and on. The fact of the matter is these decisions should be our own to make.

The Constitution of the United States was written to safe guard the Natural Rights of the People and guarantee our free will, whether to our detriment or not. Congress has, over time, eroded our ability to make our own decisions. Are we, as a citizenry, ready for what liberties are eroded by the precedent set by this mandate? Are we going to really allow Congress and the federal government to continue to erode our liberties so quickly? Senator Paul Laxalt once said, “Every time Congress meets, we lose a little more of our liberty.”

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