I've Had Enough!|
December 25, 2009
I have been a law-abiding citizen all my life. I've always played by the rules.
That is about to change. The early morning passage
yesterday of the Senate health care bill
requires every American to purchase health insurance. I refuse. I will not abide
by this bill if it is passed into law. And if the government levies a fine, I will
not pay it. I've had enough.
There comes a time when a line in the sand must be drawn. I've just drawn mine.
I've listened to the outright lies our politicians have spouted in order to pass
this legislation, which, by the way, has nothing to do with health care and everything
to do with government control.
Dems say this bill will allow an additional 30 million people to be covered while
not affecting prices. Helloo....this goes contrary to the very basic law of supply
I've had enough of the back door deals, the outright bribes, the lies, the rush, and the absolute arrogance
of our elected officials who patronizingly tell me with a straight face that black
is white and if I questions their wisdom, why I must be a loony tea-bagger who doesn't
believe in the rule of gravity. Enough!!
I know the rule of law is essential to the health of a society and this sometimes
requires a small loss of individual freedom for the greater good. We have a system of government
now, however, that is imposing two different sets of rules. One set for Americans
who pay the freight, and another system for government and union officials, politicians
and rent seekers. When a country has two rules of law, it essentially
has no rule of law.
Since our much vaunted 'free press' hasn't deigned to inform Americans about the
basics involved in this health care bill, I'll touch on a couple goodies you might
not be aware of:
First, the bill declares that certain sections of it
can't be repealed
by future Congresses. Meaning we the people will no longer
be able to vote or amend it. This is rule by fiat.
Secondly, this bill will impose a mandatory, Mandatory
, fee of app. $15,000
on many families. That's a cool 15K
you'll have to take out of your budget if you're not covered by employer health
insurance. And its just too bad if you don't have a job.
I could go on... suffice to say, this American knows there is absolutely nothing
in the Constitution that allows the federal government to force me to purchase something
I don't want, need or agree with. Call me uncompassionate, but as a matter of principle,
I refuse to pay for some-else's abortion, botox treatment or transgender surgery.
And I refuse to let the government impose an unconstitutional mandate on me.
I refuse on the grounds that I am an American who has the right to decide what is
best for myself and my family. I will not be coerced by posturing, rent seeking
politicos who are misusing the powers we the people granted them. Enough!
I'm tired of being patronized by moral hucksters who pander to the lowest among
us as they use my money to buy votes from deadbeats. I'm tired of being lied to.
I'm tired of having my voice ignored. I'm tired of having my money used to support
causes with which I disagree. I've had enough.
This is my line in the sand. I vow I will not allow one cent of my hard earned money
to be used to further this socialist redistribution scheme. I refuse to participate.
I will not be forced to pay for anything to do with this fraudulent bill. And I
refuse to pay any fines that might be imposed. And taking a cue from the Democrats,
I officially declare this debate over.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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