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Can the government make you buy a cell phone?


Opponents of the individual mandate provision of President Obama's health care law contend that if the government can force you to buy health insurance, its powers of compulsion are virtually unlimited. Chief Justice John Roberts wonders what else Washington can force citizens to buy in this exchange:

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: Well, the same, it seems to me, would be true say for the market in emergency services: police, fire, ambulance, roadside assistance, whatever. You don't know when you're going to need it; you're not sure that you will. But the same is true for health care. You don't know if you're going to need a heart transplant or if you ever will. So there is a market there. To -- in some extent, we all participate in it. So can the government require you to buy a cell phone because that would facilitate responding when you need emergency services? You can just dial 911 no matter where you are?

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Comment by Bernard Earlington
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I know this happens always in my Journalism class. I think the error is what he meant to say. He mispelled the word SHIT with an "e" to read SHITE. Blatantly as "blantently". But it is just an oversight in the use of the alphabets ... it is not unskonstutitionil ...

Comment by Ed Price
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What is "shite?" Oh, I get it. Obama, Muslim, Shiite.

You gotta learn how to spell "Shiite" if you wanna live in the new Obama Muslim Amerika.

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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These ass wipes have shite for brains. Can you believe how deep the bull shite was? 

They never once discussed that the whole thing is BLANTENTLY unconstitutional

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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Maybe not yet but if you are poor they will give you one..... GOOGLE it.

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