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Ron Paul reacts to Supreme Court Upholding Obamacare

Written by Subject: Healthcare
by Ron Paul, M.D.

"I strongly disagree with today’s decision by the Supreme Court, but I am not surprised.  The Court has a dismal record when it comes to protecting liberty against unconstitutional excesses by Congress.    

"Today we should remember that virtually everything government does is a 'mandate.'  The issue is not whether Congress can compel commerce by forcing you to buy insurance, or simply compel you to pay a tax if you don’t.  The issue is that this compulsion implies the use of government force against those who refuse.  The fundamental hallmark of a free society should be the rejection of force.  In a free society, therefore, individuals could opt out of “Obamacare” without paying a government tribute.

"Those of us in Congress who believe in individual liberty must work tirelessly to repeal this national health care law and reduce federal involvement in healthcare generally.  Obamacare can only increase third party interference in the doctor-patient relationship, increase costs, and reduce the quality of care.  Only free market medicine can restore the critical independence of doctors, reduce costs through real competition and price sensitivity, and eliminate enormous paperwork burdens.  Americans will opt out of Obamacare with or without Congress, but we can seize the opportunity today by crafting the legal framework to allow them to do so."


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Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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I don't like this joke that to become a legal "expert" like Ron Paul, one has to go to school and study Medicine. One cannot be such an economic "genius" like Ron Paul who is telling Dr. Bernanke that to be a good economist like him, the Chairman of the Federal Reserves has to deliver at least 400 babies like he did, to pass the grade. He does not say it verbatim, but that's what he implies when he criticizes Bernanke, a Ph.D. economist and Dean of the School of Economics. You have to be a weirdo yourself to even laugh at these jokes, and much more worse if you believe what Ron Paul says.

Comment by Bertha Anonimo
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 Ignorant reaction, meaningless behavior ... is a total waste of time and energy.

Comment by Powell Gammill
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SCOTUS? Posted by Lew Rockwell on June 28, 2012 11:11 AM

"No," writes Elizabeth Cameron, "they are the Nazgul: the nine Kings of Men who succumbed to the power of Sauron, and whose black robes give them visible form."


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