THE most obvious thing about Obamacare is that it is unjust.
It is unjust in the way that it forces responsible people to subsidize irresponsible people.
It is unjust in the way that it forces young people to subsidize older people.
It is unjust in the way that it forces everyone to subsidize big business like insurance companies, health providers, and Big Pharma.
It is unjust in the way that it forces liberal ideology about contraception and abortion on the rest of us.
It is unjust in the way that it forces individuals to get with the program while putting off for a year the mandate for employers.
And so on.
And that's just today, as Obamacare gets started. You can bet money that Obamacare will multiply its injustices in the future as the special interests work their will on the law and its regulations.
Here is a principle to guide us on this. Any government program, however noble its goal, will end up as a gross injustice, because government is force, the cockpit of power, where the powerful force the powerless to submit to them.
Christopher Chantrill is a writer and conservative, and author of Road to the Middle Class. He runs usgovernmentspending.com, the go-to resource for government finance data, is a frequent contributor to the American Thinker, and blogs regularly at Rare.us. He lives in Seattle, Washington ...
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