The oily Ted Cruz just signed up for Obamacare. This is the sort of principled stand for liberty (and against tyranny) one expects (if one is not entirely addled by the red-blue/left-right matrix) of “conservative” Republicans. I listened to Rush Limbaugh bloviate in defense of Cruz. His wife left Goldman Sachs and they need to get coverage for their family. Which is like Donald Trump saying he needs to sign up for EBT.
If – as Cruz has said – Obamacare is morally wrong. That is, if it is wrong to force people to hand over money not for medical care but for an insurance policy issued by a for-profit cartel – then the right thing to do is to refuse to comply and force them to show their teeth. It’s what Ghandi did. But a guy like Cruz will never do. “Conservatives” of his stripe are not opposed to forcing people to do things; they just have different “plans” – more “market-based” coercive ones.
See, for example, RomneyCare.
Heads you lose. Tails, they win. That’s what you’ll get by voting for a Republican (or a Democrat) if you want liberty (and respect other people’s right to the same).
Next up, the firing of BBC Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson. Apparently, he punched a producer – which was uncalled for and also really stupid as it gave the BBC the excuse it needed to axe the persistent critic of “global warming” and defender of personal mobility. This – the BBC – is the same outfit that did nothing (for decades) about in-house pederast Jimmy Savile (good video at InfoWars.com).
I’ll be on the Bill Meyer show again this Friday at 11:10 a.m. east coast time; hope you’ll tune in (and for those who can’t, check here later; I’ll have the audio file up on site later in the day).
Thanks also to everyone who’s chipped in so far this month (see here). We’re almost there.
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