Charles Krauthammer on Obama's attack on the Constitution:
This constitutional trifecta — the state invading the autonomy of religious institutions, private companies and the individual citizen — should not surprise. It is what happens when the state takes over one-sixth of the economy.I think so. Rick Santorum at CPAC:
In 2010, when all this lay hazily in the future, the sheer arrogance of Obamacare energized a popular resistance powerful enough to deliver an electoral shellacking to Obama. Yet two years later, as the consequences of that overreach materialize before our eyes, the issue is fading. This constitutes a huge failing of the opposition party whose responsibility it is to make the opposition argument.
Every presidential challenger says he will repeal Obamacare on Day One. Well, yes. But is any of them making the case for why?
Are we going to be a country that believes, as our Founders did, that our rights don’t come from the government, they come from a much higher authority? Well there are those in our country and those in the Oval Office who believe that’s not the case. They believe that rights do, in fact, come from the government, and that they have gone around convincing the American people that they can in fact give you rights. . . . And we see what happens when government gives you rights. When government gives you rights, government can take away those rights. When government gives you rights, government can coerce you into doing things in exercising the right that they gave you. . . . . As a result, government will own you because you will have to pay tribute to Washington in order to get the care you need for your children. One of the reasons I'm in this race, in fact the major reason I'm in this race, is because I think Obamacare is a game changer for America. . . . This is the kind of coercion we can expect. It's not about contraception. It's about economic liberty; it's about freedom of speech; it's about freedom of religion. It's about government control of your lives and it's got to stop.***
Many thanks to The Other McCain for the link.
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