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Old 03-22-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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Last time I checked we still live in a free country where individual choices are respected, who the hell is the government to force me to buy health coverage or pay fines? If I choose not to buy health coverage then it is MY wish.

Thankfully the constitutionality of this is being challenged:

FOXNews.com - Health Care Reform Fight Shifts From Congress to the Courts

If we don't challenge this then what is next? Government forcing everyone to submit to drug tests every 6 months? Or maybe they will fine people for consuming Hamburgers because they are unhealthy...
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I hope the courts throw the bill out in the garbage. We will be stuck with it if they do not.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: woodstock
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God given rights have been repealed by the lawyers. Obama said that was how he saw it back in 2000. The left does not recognize the right of the sheep to be not eaten by the majority. It is now simply whatever the majority wants. So 51 percent pay no federal taxes, but demand more and more benefits.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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YouTube - Unconstitutional Health Care Solution?
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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God given rights have been repealed by the lawyers. Obama said that was how he saw it back in 2000.
You have no rights that are not legislated and protected by law and punishment. There are no "god given rights".
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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There are no "god given rights".
You are absolutely correct. Im on the fence about the health care deal.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Yes
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God given rights.
The Bill of Rights was written by God?
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Last time I checked we still live in a free country where individual choices are respected, who the hell is the government to force me to buy health coverage or pay fines? If I choose not to buy health coverage then it is MY wish.

Thankfully the constitutionality of this is being challenged:

FOXNews.com - Health Care Reform Fight Shifts From Congress to the Courts

If we don't challenge this then what is next? Government forcing everyone to submit to drug tests every 6 months? Or maybe they will fine people for consuming Hamburgers because they are unhealthy...
Check again. I always knew I wouldn't grow old in the same country I grew up in.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
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There are no "god given rights".
Paragraph 2 of the Declaration Of Independence. Unalienable Rights, endowed by the creator and affirmed by our founding fathers.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Last time I checked we still live in a free country where individual choices are respected, who the hell is the government to force me to buy health coverage or pay fines? If I choose not to buy health coverage then it is MY wish.

Thankfully the constitutionality of this is being challenged:

FOXNews.com - Health Care Reform Fight Shifts From Congress to the Courts

If we don't challenge this then what is next? Government forcing everyone to submit to drug tests every 6 months? Or maybe they will fine people for consuming Hamburgers because they are unhealthy...
I'm not sure of the ramifications of this. But it's not fair that we pay for people who don't have health insurance. Someone has to pay for their medical bills when they go into the hospital and then they don't pay or end up filing bankruptcy for nonpayment.
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