A Union, the economy of scale
"We can't win the future with a government of the past."
PRESIDENT OBAMA, in his State of the Union address.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
What “We the People” too often forget is our purpose, “to form a more perfect Union.” Our founding fathers were intent upon taking advantage of the economy of scale with “a more perfect Union.” The issue of States Rights v Federal Rights is a fabrication. In 1789 we were a Union of independent Sates. We were the developed world’s first attempt at a United Nations.
Two Hundred and Twenty years, a Civil war and the 14th Amendment later we are ONE Nation. We no longer consider ourselves independent Countries joined by a common constitution. Thus the idea of States rights has no basis.
Today there are anarchists among us who oppose any authority. They claim to be defenders of States Rights, when in fact they are anti-government. They do not care what the issue is, they oppose the imposition on their liberty, even if it is a democratically established “more perfect Union.”
The question comes down to individual liberty versus a democratically established “more perfect Union.” In any Union the individual gives up some Liberty for the sake of the Union. The question has to be is the denial on INDIVIDUAL liberty that The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029) imposes beyond the reach of a democratically established “more perfect Union.”
In that we have to do something: health care is out of control. Health care costs are inflating at an unsustainable rate. In that we can’t control health care cost as individuals. We need to employ the economy of scale. Much like we can not provide for the common defense as individuals, we need to tax ourselves to provide for the common defense. We need to tax ourselves to control the cost of Health care. We have this right to do this because of the economy of scale inherent in the democratically established “more perfect Union.” We are after all in it to “promote the general Welfare” as we democratically establish a “more perfect Union.”
I would contend that we do not have any individual rights in this country, "Everybody, BUT the innocent victim, has “ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY”" for the deprivation of rights; but that is another story.
Thanks in advance,
"We live in a Lawless Society...
"Agere sequitur esse"
"Time is of the essence"
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