Sheila Jackson the Democrat from Texas stated today in hearings that repealing the health care bill would be unconstitutional because of the 14th amendment and the equal protection clause. Now my question is how can a law be constitutional if the mandate is you purchase something or have a fine or tax imposed on you or your business for not complying with the Federal law?
Then life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness came into play as items citizens are being denied because of those evil corporate executives running the health care industries because they charge so much and leave out so many who choose not to purchase health care or can not afford the insurance premiums.
So let’s look at LIFE as stated in our Declaration of Independence. Life as written in the Declaration means every citizen has the ability to pursue their dreams and goals without government interference. ( Use common sense here stating the obvious dreams that are not a crime)
Liberty means that man can think on his own without fear of the government suppressing that thought with limited restraints.
Finally the pursuit of happiness is just that. All citizens have the ability to pursue one’s self-interest without fear of the government interfering again stating the obvious that anything that would be construed as illegal or immoral would not be tolerated.
These three tenets are for the individual to prosper not anything more or less. The Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution of the United States stipulate our government will be our caretakers and offer us everything we need to survive in this country. Individuals in order to fulfill their aspirations concerning life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness must get off their butts and work to accomplish the goals they choose to work towards. If they have no goals and enjoy being uninsured or unemployed it is not our governments place to take care of them.