We need mandates because some people won't do what they "should".

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  1. C_Clayton_Jones
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    Ignorant and wrong.

    The IM has nothing to do with the mythical ‘nanny state.’

    Indeed, there is no ‘mandate’ – Americans are at complete liberty to go without health insurance if they so desire.

    And the tax paid by those who decide to not have health insurance is perfectly Constitutional.
     
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    What you state about it being constitutional is justified based on the decisions handed down by the SCOTUS.

    To say the requirement to buy or be penalized has nothing to do with the nanny state falls under your own classification of ignorant and wrong

    Clearly there is an effort by the government to force a particular form of behavior (compliance or pay a penalty). It may not be pure nanny state tactics....but it certainly has a component of them.
     
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    Your understanding of liberty is seriously fucked up, C.

    By your reasoning, drivers are at complete "liberty" to run stop signs if they so desire.

    I don't give a shit whether you think it's constitutional, whether the Court say it is, or whether 51% of voters think it is. I won't grant sovereignty to a government that uses it's power to fatten the wallets of its corporate "partners". That's a simple and obvious abuse of government power.
     
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