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Originally posted by paraphi
Is this not what democracy is all about? Get an issue, argue about it and make the necessary concessions etc., then vote on it.
Oh, I know the losers often cry "foul", but then if the result had gone the other way...
Sorry to simplify it, but there you are. If you do not like it then the next time you vote you make your vote count and maybe the issue which has got you so vexed will be changed.
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
Originally posted by whatukno
Article I Section 8 United States Constitution gives congress the power to regulate commerce among the states. This includes healthcare. This nullifies the 10th Amendment argument because it is a power that congress does have.
It's not a perfect law, but it is a constitutional one.
Originally posted by Subjective1
Well if ya don't like how we do things in America then get out!
I always wanted to say that, it has been said to me for years by conservatives and rednecks.
Seriously stop bitching.
Everybody getting healthcare is a good thing, so it will cost us some more money. Atleast our brothers and sisters who couldn't get care now can. THAT IS A GOOD THING!
But I understand, money is more important then peoples lives and well being to some.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I'm a bit offended by those of you who are telling him to relax.
Are you really not worried about what has transpired here? Do you really understand what kind of ridiculous precedent this sets for Congress if they are allowed to act this way?
Originally posted by Dometheus
Lets not forget:
1. The suppression of unalienable rights given to every man, woman, and child.
2. The killing of innocent people to gain power and resources.
3. The lying to the people in order to keep them blind from their crimes.
4. Waging war without just cause, or consulting the people.
5. The inhumane occupation of other free people purely for selfish motives.
Originally posted by tracer7
I get the fact that if you CHOOSE to drive, you must get insurance. But I do not CHOOSE to live, so there can be no mandatory anything just for being alive. whats next breathing taxes? thinking taxes. this is theft, and we will not stand for it.
Originally posted by kinda kurious
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Regarding "Mandatory Insurance"
Currently, in the USA:
If you drive a car, you need insurance.
If you own a house, you need insurance.
If you have a wife, children or dependents, you should have life insurance. Simply prudent.
I view this as much the same way.
Did I really say Chillax?