Allow me to throw out an intellectual bone that just may ruffle some feathers:
To use the language of Thomas Jefferson, we as Americans (and as human beings) are “endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights” (Preamble to the Declaration of Independence). So God gave us our rights, NOT the government. The government’s job is to protect those rights, but not to add any new ones or take away any existing rights (negative vs. positive rights).
So let’s relate this principle to the controversy of Obamacare. First, it is unconstitutional to the core (thankfully, the American public and those in power are realizing this). But even if healthcare was a right, why should we be forced to exercise it? That is coercive and unconscionable.
Our founding documents clearly lack
permission for the Affordable Care Act!
SO REPEAL IT, ALREADY!