This is the brave new world we live in. The freest country on the face of the earth. Or so it was. But, it seems governments – state and federal – are enjoying their new found powers to force people to buy a product they don’t want.
On the Federal level, Obamacare forces people to buy insurance, even if they don’t want to.
Massachusetts, of course, started this trend with their mandate. And you wonder why Conservatives hate you, Mitt?
Now, Alabama is on board with this same mentality:
A controversial new law has passed the Alabama legislature that will force all citizens to carry guns into work environments that the state government considers “dangerous.”
This only covers abortion doctors for now; but why stop at them? Seriously. Every job can be dangerous on their own, unique ways.
But I love this quote:
“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” said Debbie Wellbright, a senior director and doctor at the Birmingham Planned Parenthood Center. “I absolutely hate guns, and I refuse to have the government tell me that I have to buy one. This violates my personal liberties and beliefs. I don’t know who these people think they are.”
I’m curious about this person’s support of Obamacare. Does she think government has the right to force you to buy insurance?
Clearly, if you believe that gunshots cost the state a lot of money (by fixing people who get shot, naturally), you could argue it’s a cost saving measure to force people to buy a gun to protect themselves. Possibly even saving money by killing a few criminals at the same time. So, what’s the argument for mandate lovers?
This is your world, mandate lovers. Live in it and enjoy it. The government now thinks you are a serfs to be controlled.