Let’s say, for whatever reason, you can’t afford health insurance. The Government comes along and says “buy health insurance or we’ll fine you (or slap a tax on you—same thing). So, if you can’t afford health insurance, how do you afford the tax? Bonus question: Under this new scheme (which given the current rulers of this country, is likely to become law), will they also close emergency rooms to uninsured people–people who have access to emergency rooms as clinics-of-last-resort? If you take from people money they don’t have, what stops you from taking everything else?
Sustainability isn’t sustainable.
So, abortion doctor George Tiller was murdered. One might even say assassinated. The glee in some circles of the “religious” right (and I use the term “religious” advisedly) is pretty disgusting. What happened to “hate the sin, love the sinner?” What happened to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” What happened to “he who has no sin, let him cast the first stone?”
I think abortion is generally a bad thing–at worst, murder, at best, corrosive to both society at large and the psyche of women who undergo the procedure. But having said that, I’m dismayed by people on the right, who often claim that they act on principle, adopting the philosophy that two wrongs make a right. The ends do NOT justify the means. We are either a law-abiding people, or we are an uncontrollable mob. The gleeful right has chosen the latter. This is a very dangerous thing. So, sober up, religious righties. This was an evil deed, done to a man who arguably himself did evil. It is not a cause for celebration by anyone of conscience.