Should Gov't have Limits?

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    Let's cut to the chase - should the gov't have the power to force you to buy something, anything, or not buy it? Do they have the power to decide for you what's good for you and what isn't, a decision you have no say in? For example, should they be able to determine the conditions for who gets what medical treatment, based on cost analysis by a bunch of bureaucrats?

    And let's not change the subject by bitching about the private insurance system. Separate issue, please stick to the basic question. Should the gov't have any limits at all?


    My take: the gov't has no business making personal decisions for it's citizens. Nor does it have a responsibility to assist those who make the wrong choices. Gov't should be restricted to ONLY those functions that individual cannot do by themselves, such as national defense.
     
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    No, governments should not have the power to force anyone to buy anything. Especially if they will not be forcing EVERYONE to buy it.


    So, yes.... governments should always have limits.


     
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    Should the government have the power to protect its citizens from exploitation? You seem to think it should not.
     
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    How do you propose the government of this?
     
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    Many questions there.

    Should the gov't have the power to force you to buy something, anything, or not buy it? Depends on what it is.

    Do they have the power to decide for you what's good for you and what isn't, a decision you have no say in? Only so far as it affects other people.

    Should they be able to determine the conditions for who gets what medical treatment, based on cost analysis by a bunch of bureaucrats? No. But they are free to decide what they will pay for with tax payer money.

    Should the gov't have any limits at all? Yes, and they do.
     
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    You mean like Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution?
     
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    Government tells you what you can and can't do all the time. There are no smoking laws. Laws tell people to put on their seat belt. They tell you to drive 35 MPH. Government decided to install handicapped ramps on every corner in most places. When doesn't government direct your life.
    They tell you in some states that you must have auto insurance. They legislate the age to drink, marry, and when to send your children to school. They also force parents to buy car seats for their children. These are all positions the government takes where they are involved in a person's private life.
    You are taxed to pay for things and services you do not use or in some cases do not support. Government controls many of life's actions. Where do you suggest one would draw the line.
     
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    So in other words? Government has determined that they are the final arbitors of individual liberty?
     
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    ??? Do you mean "How do you propose the government do this"? The old fashioned way, by making bad things illegal.
     
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    Left to which government(s)? State, Federal, or both?

    In fairness? *I* will give you a hint... 9th and 10th Amendments...:eusa_whistle:
     

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