Category Heath

The Nascent Requiem — Part III

The issue is not about the availability of health care, it is not about massive effects imposed on the interstate market by a failure to purchase an item, it’s not even about an activity or commerce. This law does not even meet the broad standards purposed by the law’s supporters. The only reason Congress would pass this law would be to expand the power of the government.

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The Nascent Requiem — Part II

If the costs imposed by the failure to purchase health insurance justify regulation under the Commerce Clause, how much more should we allow the government to require individuals exercise? Indeed, the federal government has far more justification to require exercise than they do to require the purchase of health insurance.

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The Nascent Requiem — Part I

Unfortunately, fiction is so convolved with politics that when we test politics with reality we often finish with confusion. But it must be done. Testing fiction with fiction will only produce fiction, but testing fiction with reality at least gives sensibility a fighting chance. Sensibility was given such a fighting chance against fiction and fabrication in the Supreme Court last month.

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June 11-17: Week Miscellany

News cycles seem to go around and around. Some of it is new and pointless and some of it is just plain old. Malcolm Muggeridge couldn’t have been more right when he said, “All new news is old news happening to new people.” Sometimes I feel like the news media operates a bit like this: […]

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This Weeks Miscellany

Some news items don’t deserve a full post. They’d be boring, or there’s just not that much to them. So this post is dedicated to all the midget stories — excuse me: Little news items. ITEM — Smucker’s in a Jam: This one is basically here because of the epic pun. J.M. Smucker Co. profits […]

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E-Race Life

All the hubbub surrounding the “victory” of IBM’s computer named “Watson” on Jeopardy! has sparked some of the strangest discussions in public debate.  It’s all so reminiscent of those Sci-Fi movies and TV shows. Watson is IBM’s big machine that calculates the answers to questions, I think they call it the “future.” Some people think […]

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The Economist — All the Latest Styles and Facists

The Economist tells us that they aim to, “take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.” Which side are they on? The Economist is widely accepted to be one of the best sources for international events abroad. But having read their magazines, I often […]

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Essay: Tyranny vs. Liberty

During the days of Joseph Stalin’s rule over Russia, in a Marxist experiment, he made an unforgettable point in front of his henchmen. Stalin said nothing, but he clutched a nearby chicken, holding it with one hand and plucking each feather off of the chicken with the other. When he was done, he set the […]

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Hakuna Matata?

I am usually excited to read the latest Forbes magazine. Normally it is full of insight from experts in numerous fields. Unfortunately, Rich Karlgaard completely misses the point in his latest article “America Will Survive ObamaCare”. Here’s where it went wrong: Let’s not pay Washington excessive attention or overrate its capabilities–reasonable advice for investors. ObamaCare […]

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A ‘Harey’ Situation

All Representative Phil Hare (D-IL) proved when he answered constituents questions about health care was show he didn’t know the Constitution, he didn’t care about the Constitution, and he believed the lie that more people would have insurance under the bill. He argues with constituents about the health care bill, one prompts, “Where in the […]

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The Statist Quo

Declaring something a right, doesn’t make it so. And declaring something a right won’t solve that particular problem either. In order for a right to operate correctly (a true right), it must be coupled with freedom. 2.8 million people die from bad water and sanitation every year. And three in four of those victims are […]

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What Planet is That?

(Click on the links for previous posts on the dangers of health care, and its Constitutionality.) The health care bill passed through the House of Representatives by a razor thin margin of 219 to 212. All Republicans voted against the bill and most Democrats voted for it. Many say that this is probably the most […]

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