A tweet caught my eye today, and stirred up a need to write about the American situation and where we ought to be heading. The tweet promoted a Human Eventsopinion piece by Jane Coleman, which is well worth the time and easy to commend to your perusal.
This post is a follow-on to the earlier post at Liberty Unyielding, “A time for facing the truth.” The link is in the text below.
I realized after posting the lengthy comment copied below that I had basically written another blog post. I’m not going to bother cleaning it up or adding points to make it more comprehensive. Spurring the dialogue on this topic is the most important thing. So this post will be a summary of the counterpoint created by much-appreciated reader comments from NaCly Dog, Stephanie O’Leary, and teejk, at my original post “A time for facing the truth.”
Disclaimer on my extended comment below: there are of course other points to make about the vision we need for government and what has to happen to get there. I haven’t tried to make all of those points, or even give a complete list of what the most important ones are. Feel free to add your ideas; I’m not neglecting things that may be important, just keeping this going, because we’ve got to stay engaged.Continue reading “America facing the truth II: The dialogue”
A surprising number of conservative commentators have come out cheering the ObamaCare decision because it ruled that the Commerce clause in the Constitution – Congress’s power to regulate commerce across the 50 states – doesn’t empower our legislators to force us to buy things (in this case, health insurance).
Of course, Congress can require those who propose to engage in regulated activities to purchase things, as a price of doing business. But ObamaCare forces us to buy insurance just because we woke up one day and were citizens of the United States (and earning a certain income and not covered by insurance our employers have to buy).