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2. Tie up the health care legislation in court. Every American who is reasonably healthy should refuse to buy health insurance. When the government fines you, take them to court on constitutional grounds. For too long, conservatives have played by the Marquis of Queensbury rules, content to let liberals run to court at every opportunity while complaining meekly about the death of Constitutionalism. It's time to take the gloves off. Every federal district in the country should receive a well-presented lawsuit from at least one fined citizen.

Forcing you to buy health insurance violates the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which provides that "private property [shall not] be taken for public use, without just compensation." In this case, private property is being taken for private use -- your health care, supposedly. Never before in American history has the government forced Americans to buy anything. Using this principle, why couldn't the government force you to buy GM cars? Or wind turbines? Or posters of Obama?

3. Stop electing socialists. This is the most important element, of course. The first two steps of this three-step plan will do heavy damage to both the health insurance companies and, by extension, the Democrats' plans. When the health insurers begin to flounder, Democrats will immediately begin caterwauling about the need to fully nationalize the health care system. Pay them no mind. The government created the problem, and the government will not fix it. Democrats are not concerned about your health care -- they are only concerned with creating a massive entitlement program that will cement their lock on power for the next 50 years.

Only an infusion of capitalism and entrepreneurship can solve the problem of skyrocketing health care costs. And only adherence to constitutional principles can ensure that infusion. Any government that controls health care has total mastery of its population. Our government must not be given that mastery; our founding principles reject such mastery. It's time to exercise a bit of backbone in defense of our values -- more backbone than we exercised in electing a bunch of power-hungry liars and thieves to high office.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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