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Comment Re:Amazing (Score 1) 541

Do you really want them voting though? I'm serious. You should care about them learning about the options more than whether or not they vote. An uniformed vote is far worse than a vote not cast.

We should be encouraging people to vote smarter, which also means not voting if you were too busy or apathetic to cast an informed vote.

Comment Re:Thank Jebus he can't see the US today (Score 1) 220

In which case they would be receiving a form of public insurance. My issue with your post was that it came off sounding like your neighbors health doesn't affect you and therefore government shouldn't be involved with healthcare. But it sounds like we are pretty much on the same page after all.

Comment Re:Thank Jebus he can't see the US today (Score 1) 220

And I take Jefferson's quote from your post and modify it. If he were alive today he'd probably say, "It does me no injury for my neighbor to have insurance or no insurance. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." He'd also probably re-publish his Kentucky Resolutions declaring that, per the 10th amendment, the power to mandate purchase of a private product is reserved to the People and their Legislatures..... not the Congress.

Until your neighbor can't afford to give their kid a vaccine, and your kid gets a disease and dies because he was one of those that the vaccine doesn't work on. The health of the population is in the best interest of the entire population. I don't think the healthcare law is the best solution but to say that the health of your neighbor doesn't affect you is to live in a very small bubble.

Comment Re:Disagree (Score 1) 316

Actually it kind of does. The elastic clause gives some leeway there but in the initial view of the country the federal government was supposed to be merely a unifying force bringing together a number of independent states. After the Civil War the power balance shifted to the federal government over the states.

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