NRCC - UL: Owned: You belong to Pelosi

NOTE: Choice? Freedom? Liberty? Don't let Hodes or Shea-Porter get away with uttering support for those words ever again. They hold darker values. They speak of choice while crafting a regime in which defiance of their plans is punishable by imprisonment. With Orwellian fervor, they strive to deny us the very thing they claim to offer us.

Owned: You Belong to Nancy Pelosi

New Hampshire Union Leader

Editorial

November 16, 2009

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Owned%3A+You+belong+to+Nancy+Pelosi&articleId=93bb379a-806a-4268-8c10-9463df9d5aad

Reps. Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter are certain that universal health insurance coverage is a great thing. They are so certain, they want to make defiance of that view illegal.

On Nov. 7, Hodes and Shea-Porter voted for Nancy Pelosi's health care "reform" bill, which would mandate that all Americans carry health insurance. Undoubtedly, being insured is a good thing. But this is America, where people are allowed to make their own choices and trade-offs. At least, it is until this mandate becomes law.

If that happens, you may speak against universal health insurance; you may discuss publicly your desire to opt out of the system for financial, philosophical or other reasons; but you may not do so.

The government will own your body. Preposterous? Then try defying the mandate. Failure to insure your body's health will result in a fine. If you fail to pay the fine, the government can confiscate your body and lock it away. The moment this bill becomes law, we all become the property of the state.

This is not some distant threat imagined by a science fiction writer from the 1930s. Hodes and Shea-Porter voted for this nine days ago. Then last week they spoke at a forum in Concord in which they urged everyone to pressure the Senate to pass the bill. This is their vision for America, and it is perhaps weeks away from becoming law.

Choice? Freedom? Liberty? Don't let Hodes or Shea-Porter get away with uttering support for those words ever again. They hold darker values. They speak of choice while crafting a regime in which defiance of their plans is punishable by imprisonment. With Orwellian fervor, they strive to deny us the very thing they claim to offer us.