I write this as one who is disappointed in the thinking shown by the majority of the members of the United States Supreme Court today in upholding the individual mandate of Obamacare — the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine – referring to such a requirement as a tax.
I write this as one who, given my current circumstances, may benefit from President Obama’s healthcare plan. I may not. I’m not sure where I’m supposed to get the undetermined amount of money to pay for the mandated insurance – or to pay for the undetermined amount of the fine if I don’t. And how will I pay the fine for not paying the fine that I might not be able to afford to pay?
But I also write as one who believes the issues at hand are far greater than the question of my personal convenience.
At the heart of the larger debate is the question of what kind of government do we want to have:
Do we want Centralized Administrative/ Bureaucratic Rule (which our nation has moved deeper and deeper into – just today)?
Do we want, what I believe is more consistent with the Constitution, a Government whose powers are limited; where the people are the source of the law; where James Madison is taken seriously when he said that if the laws are so voluminous that no one can read them they are not properly laws, even though passed by the legislators?
I vote (if you can’t already tell) for the latter.
If you agree with me, then you can see how it becomes even more imperative than ever that Mitt Romney and additional proponents for smaller, less intrusive government be elected. Then perhaps the promise will be kept to repeal this law and replace it with something better for the American people and their future.
Well, that’s my say. If you were kind enough to read this, I’d appreciate very much your thoughts as well.