Definition of mandate: 'A judicial command, order, or precept, written or oral, from a court; a direction that a court has the authority to give and an individual is bound to obey." Did you know that wearing clothing in public is a mandate in all 50 states?? Did you know that having a valid driver's licence to drive a car- is a mandate in most states?? Did you know that it is mandated that an individual provides care for their children, housing, food and clothing or be jailed for neglect? Conservatives "tout" personal responsibility, yet are reluctant to enforce it with a mandate. Do they think they can wish it true? I am totally against Obamacare as it is a federal takeover of healthcare, but I am not against a state mandate and state control of healthcare. Personally, I have become sick and tired of paying for people who show up in our emergency rooms, drove their new car there, come in with the latest version of the I-pad, while I pick up the tab for their medical costs through higher premiums and higher taxes. What say you? Are you a conservative who believes in " personal responsibility," and if so, how are you going to implement "personal responsibility," when it comes to health care without a mandate to do so? Wish it true?