Civil Disobedience and the Individual Mandate

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    Call me a pessimist, but I have very little confidence that the Supreme Court will protect us. Furthermore, the seemingly inevitable 'alternative' offered up by the Republicans is perhaps the only politician who's done more for the cause of mandated insurance than Obama. I think we have to admit, the insurance companies have won this one.

    The question is, how can we fight back? How can we, as disgruntled citizens, resist the corporatism and legal plunder that will be forced on us once PPACA 'has its way' with us? Seriously, I'm looking for ideas. I'm interested in forming some kind of grassroots, deliberate scofflaw movement dedicated to resisting the corporate/government takeover of health care.
     
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    You fight back by making this work instead of sending politicians to sabotage it and leave us with an empty hole full of wreckage where we had an unsatisfactory plan but a plan all the same.
     
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    uh... what?

    I'm not interesting in lining up for an insurance industry fleecing. Is that what you're suggesting?
     
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    Drop your current insurance and continue to live your life. Problem solved.
     
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    That's a pretty good question. Ill have to ponder that.
     
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    I mean it, just what do you think will take it's place if these maniac politicians manage to kill health reform? Nothing but a horrible round of insurance company profiteering to teach us to never make the mistake of screwing with their health care racket again.
     
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    Sure, and pay ever increasing penalties for not toeing the line.
     
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    Wait a minute blackie. You libs thought the Supreme decision forty years ago that found a "right to privacy" that didn't exist in the Constitution and translated it to a right to kill the unborn was the absolute law of the land at the time and anyone who objected should be prosecuted. Now you tell us that a simple Supreme Court decision that reaffirmed money is speech should be ignored and protested.
     
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    The insurance companies were for Obamacare. Why? Because the Federal Government will force people to buy insurance when this bill is in full force. Which is conveniently after the election.

    The insurance companies you hate support a bill you love that will make them rich and screw the rest of us and you're still happy with the bill. Does that reaction make sense to anyone else?
     
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    The insurance companies can't profit from us if we refuse to do business with them. This is the writing on the wall that prompted the to push for the mandate.
     

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