Laugh While You Can

Bill Whittle is up to his old tricks. And good ones they are.

And so now we have it.

I thought I might need to try my small part to cheer people up and calm them down, but for once I have underestimated the American people. People, by and large, seem not only calm but absolutely determined. Everywhere I have looked this morning the reaction seems to be more or less the same: a nation of steely-eyed missile men. These Marxist bastards have no idea what is coming for them. No idea.

Laugh while you can, Monkey Boys.

There is no doubt this is going to be painful. But I do believe we can wind up a much better country for it. With a much better medical system. We need to get to a system where the consumer pays for regular medical expenses and not insurance companies or government. This will put downward pressure on costs. Catastrophic coverage is the way to go.

Free standing MRI Clinics charge 1/4 of what hospitals charge for an MRI. And Doc In A Box type services are popping up all over. Cash at the door eliminates a LOT of hassle for the doctor and the patient.

And after that maybe we can go after the Drivers License Scam.

"Personal liberty - or the right to enjoyment of life and liberty - is one of the fundamental or natural rights, which has been protected by its inclusion as a guarantee in the various constitutions, which is not derived from nor dependent on the U.S. Constitution. ... It is one of the most sacred and valuable rights [remember the words of Justice Tolman, supra.] as sacred as the right to private property ... and is regarded as inalienable." 16 C.J.S. Const. Law, Sect.202, Pg. 987
You can find a rather long discussion of this starting here. And how does this relate? Well the requirement to buy insurance comes up at the very start of the discussion (13 pages earlier).

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 03.23.10 at 12:25 AM


If only you hadn't mentioned drivers licenses, for I had this one word response to your post that would've expressed my opinion exactly. Now I have to say more.

Namely ... Damn right on paying for medical care and medical insurance. I've been opining exactly what you've advocated, and I shall continue to opine that. Catastrophic insurance only, and pay cash for routine care.

Where drivers licenses are concerned, wrong monkey boy. The two situations are not at all alike. Not everybody can drive. Not everybody who drives can drive with any competence. If anything I would tighten restrictions on who gets a license, and get equipment installed on vehicles that would make it hard for drunkards etc. to even get their car started.

You don't have to drive, there are ways around it. Living is another matter entirely, and what Obamacare basically does is make you take out insurance just to live in this country. We will see insurance companies go out of business, or stop health coverage all together because of the costs to them. I'm also expecting an expansion of the Federal court and prison system to keep up with all the lawbreakers the new law will produce. Which means more bureaucracy to handle the case loads, more staffing, more NIMBYs protesting the siting of federal prisons in their area. But I'm getting away from the point of my rant.

And my point is?

Outlaw comprehensive health coverage, tighten the criteria for getting a driver's license.

Remember, comprehensive health insurance is like your home owners insurance paying you for mowing your own lawn.

Alan Kellogg   ·  March 23, 2010 4:12 AM


It doesn't matter what you think. I have case law on my side. Follow the links. Not just one case. Dozens of them in different states.

I don't see how you an outlaw an inalienable right.

There was never a rule that you had to be proved competent with a shod horse before you could ride the public roads. And my experience is that horses are harder than cars. And dangerous. People have gotten killed by them. Maimed, mangled, and mutilated. The Talmud is full of case law on the subject. You should read it some time. Very interesting.

M. Simon   ·  March 23, 2010 5:51 AM

There's no comparison between driver's licenses and health insurance just like there's no comparison between auto insurance and health insurance.

This is a time for focus, not confusion.

Donna B.   ·  March 23, 2010 10:42 AM

I'm not confused. There are differences I admit. States vs Federal for one.

However, if States cannot demand you buy auto insurance (yet to be proved in a court of law) it weakens the case for a Federal Health Care mandate.

What has been proved is that the States cannot demand drivers licenses for ordinary citizens not involved in commerce (driving for profit).

M. Simon   ·  March 23, 2010 2:49 PM

If this new heathcare plan is so good why did the people who wrote it exempt themselves?

Joe Mama   ·  March 24, 2010 9:40 AM

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