In view of SCotUS’s decision that the only cure for Obamacare is through the political process (that is, repeal in one form or other), I bring you a bit from Sam Karnick, editor of The American Culture, where I pop up from time to time.
As I have expressed consistently over the years, my belief is that individual liberty and personal responsibility are right, and that no amount of utilitarian concerns can ever change that. For a group of people to gang up on others in order to force them to provide presumed benefits for still-other people is to me an abomination. And that, in sum, is what governments tend to do, in the name of democracy. And when they do so, they are fundamentally illegitimate and tyrannical, regardless of whether one thinks the policies will do some good.