Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hey George, when you're right, you're right!...

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.”...George Washington

A lot of people are upset that part of the health care reform being discussed would mandate fines or jail time for people that don't comply and buy health insuance.

On the brighter side, if you don't buy health insurance and are sent to jail, health care will be provided to you at no charge. If you refuse to surrender when the high sheriff comes to arrest you for not buying health insurance, there is a good possibilty that eventually you will be shot and killed, and you won't need health insurance anyway.

I guess the government would consider that one of those win/win situations they like to talk about.

I have heard people claim that the government wouldn't shoot a citizen over health insurance laws, or seat belt laws, or jaywalking laws. But George was right when he pointed out that government is indeed force.

Non-compliance will be met with the threat of force. Further non-compliance will be met with actual force. Continued non-compliance will be met with ultimate force. That is how government works. It's also why we should work to limit the amount of power the government has, and confine it to protecting citizens from force and fraud, instead of instituting both.

That's bound to be a lot healthier for all of us.

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