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I think we should REALLY put this new found tax authority to the test

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Mandate every home own a gun. It's even in the constitution..

[quote]A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.[/quote]

You can choose not to own a weapon, but you'll be subject to a fine if you do so. That fine will go towards those people that cannot afford one on their own.



Same logic. If healthcare can be found in the general welfare clause (joke), then surely people can comprehend the necessity in this.

/sarcasm

Of course this wouldn't fly, but it's applying the new found taxing authority to obvious end conclusions. When Justice Stone (Roosevelt era) whispered the government can do anything when they gained taxing authority...he wasn't kidding.

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[img]http://thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/mandate-tax.jpg[/img]

Change the words slightly.

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I too see the similarities between a pack of gum and healthcare.

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[quote name='mav1234' timestamp='1340976813' post='1815214']
I too see the similarities between a pack of gum and healthcare.
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Some types of gum have shown to aid in preventing tooth decay.

We should also have data from countries that mandate their countries own weapons and their rate of crime.

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now all the republicans need to do is run a candidate for president who pioneered this approach only to loudly disavow it a few years later.
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Difficult sell to the ignorant portion of the populace that can't discern between state and federal powers...but we'll see. At least Obama doesn't have to only prop up his economic achievements now.

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http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/294551/no-george-washington-wasn-t-socialist-brian-bolduc

A sorry apologetics interpretation of when the Father of our Country forced men to own guns

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It's a valid point. If we can be mandated to have health care, why not guns? Or anything else? I'm all for Obamacare (as imperfect as it is) but they do have a point on the mandate. I've never been on board with it, which is why I wanted a public option, but that ship has sailed. To me, the ends justify the means in this case. People need health care and the free market isn't delivering under the current system. Something had to be done.

Besides, I think a gun mandate sounds awesome. But then I've always been pro-2nd amendment.

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Because healthcare promotes health and life, and guns are instruments created for the sole purpose of death. You might as well say "Next they'll mandate we all jump off a cliff and fly a rocketship into the sun!" Come up with a better analogy, you're on the right track, just way way off.

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Strictly from a legal perspective, that health care promotes life and guns death means little to nothing.

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[quote name='Second City Panther' timestamp='1340991200' post='1815368']
Strictly from a legal perspective, that health care promotes life and guns death means little to nothing.
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How about the lack of health coverage for all Americans costs us as a country billions a year whereas the lack of universal gun ownership doesn't cost the country a thin red cent.

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Conservative analogies - When you read them you begin to see why conservative humor is so Godawful

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