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The Scary side of the conversation…

Posted by Stephen on February 4, 2008

While GOP supporters gather around the water cooler, the lunch room, and even the dinner table and discuss the political future of this country there is a not so quite conversation going on to their left.

Hillary Clinton, Liberal Democratic Senator from New York, is talking health care.

Anyone remotely familiar with madam Clinton’s political aspirations isn’t surprised to hear that she is discussing universal health care. It wouldn’t even surprise anyone that she was talking about a Government run system.

However, it might chill the bones of even some liberals to hear details of Madam Clinton’s plans. In a significant change, Clinton said for the first time on Sunday that the government might garnish wages or impose fines to force people to buy health care insurance.

As Frederic Bastiat wrote, “no one would have any argument with government, provided that his person was respected, his labor was free, and the fruits of his labor were protected against all unjust attack.”

Clinton’s suggestion that government has any right to demand, under law, that any person is required to purchase health care goes beyond any right established by the United States Constitution.

We the people, as it is stated, possess all privileges as well as all responsibilities of our existence. While it is understood that Clinton believes that people should live and prosper at the expense of others, the use of the government as a tool, and even a weapon, to be used against the people, it could be argued, is fascist by nature.

The justification used by the Clinton camp to force, under the law, a person to purchase a non essential item such as insurance, is clearly the scary side of the conversation during what has clearly become the silly season in politics.

Stephen Winslow is the executive editor for Conservative Viewpoints.

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