Dec 23 2010

Tipping Points & Individual Freedom

Published by at 8:34 am under All General Discussions

It is boneheaded liberal thinking like this:

With the passage of Obamacare, the government slapped the managed care industry with a plethora of new must-do’s: For example, requiring that the insurers cover young adults until they’re 26 and banning them from denying coverage for anyone with preexisting conditions; mandating coverage of immunizations, and getting rid of lifetime limits.

To add all these new requirements, then in the same breath to tell insurers that they cannot raise premiums, is like telling General Motors that the cars it produces need to have side air bags, hybrid engines and state-of-the-art sound systems, but they can’t raise a single sticker price.

Leads to brilliant grassroot ideas like this:

The same people driving the lawsuits that seek to dismantle the Obama administration’s health care overhaul have set their sights on an even bigger target: a constitutional amendment that would allow a vote of the states to overturn any act of Congress.

Under the proposed “repeal amendment,” any federal law or regulation could be repealed if the legislatures of two-thirds of the states voted to do so.

Count me in on this one. We The People can and will take back the country from the foolish ideologues. What I like about this solution is a replacement answer is not required, just a huge barrier to stupid solutions. The states will reject unfunded and damaging mandates, and the folks in DC will be forced to redo their work until something acceptable is produced. Checks and balances – nice.

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  2. WWS says:

    one of the most disgusting parts of that NYT article is this:

    “Still, the idea that the health care legislation was unconstitutional was dismissed as a fringe argument just six months ago — but last week, a federal judge agreed with that argument.”

    I and everyone else with a bit of legal knowledge were screaming that this was unconstitutional right from the start! But the NYT preferred to use it’s normal mode, and claimed that any opinion that didn’t match with their Preferred Political Mode was “fringe” and thus not worth serious consideration.

    That’s just what they’ve done with “global warming” and any other number of political orthodoxies – they claim that “IT IS SETTLED!!!” and that anyone who disagrees is “fringe” and not worth consideration – LIARS!

  3. Aitch748 says:

    This amendment idea is excellent. I hope the idea takes off; this is indeed one “check and balance” that is needed badly.

  4. Jinny says:

    It is an excellent idea, how hard will it be to get the amendment passed? That is my question. Our laws are being ignored, bypassed or overridden every single day by one or another of this President’s flunkies.