Columnist Charles Krauthammer Reveals What ObamaCare Is REALLY All About:
If the federal government can compel a private citizen, under threat of a federally imposed penalty, to engage in a private contract with a private entity (to buy health insurance), is there anything the federal government cannot compel the citizen to do?
If Obamacare is upheld, it fundamentally changes the nature of the American social contract. It means the effective end of a government of enumerated powers — i.e., finite, delineated powers beyond which the government may not go, beyond which lies the free realm of the people and their voluntary institutions. The new post-Obamacare dispensation is a central government of unlimited power from which citizen and civil society struggle to carve out and maintain spheres of autonomy.
Figure becomes ground; ground becomes figure. The stakes could not be higher.[emp. added]
Anything the State couldn't compel you, the citizen, to do if this stands? Nope. Not really. WHICH IS THE WHOLE POINT.
A Progressive Utopian Leftist looking at that sentence by Krauthammer will shrug and go "Well so what? That's what we've been trying to move things along to for decades. So we're FINALLY getting this backwards country to where it needs to be. What was the problem again? Did you have a point?"
A freeborn American Citizen who holds their rights to be precious to them will read that sentence and immediately recoil at the thought of a State with that much power over them.
Which reaction did you have?
And remember, this is for posterity, so please...........be honest?
What reaction did you have?
The Old Media is working harder than ever to obscure the basic POINT of the entire national debate over the Health Care Reform bill.
DO NOT LET THEM. Keep focused like a laser on the real issue: the fact the Federal Gov. in this country must NEVER have that kind of power over the citizen. Ever.