Government can force the people to buy anything

Posted: 29th March 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in General Politics, Health Care

Michael Burgess, A Republican congressman from Texas, told CNSNews that if the new health care bill forcing people to have health insurance is held up in court, there will then be a precedent allowing the American government to force people to buy anything they choose.

At first glance this sort of seems like a wild complaint, sort of like the “if gays can marry then what is stopping people from marrying animals?!”  However, when you think about it, it’s really not that outlandish.

“Could the federal government require all of us to purchase a General Motors product? And the answer is yes.”

“If this mandate is ruled, upheld by the courts, it opens the door for all kinds of mischief by the federal government,” he said.  “We’ll be better off not opening this door or closing it very, very quickly.”

Anytime I hear a politician arguing against the size and power of government increasing, I applaud him or her.

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