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America’s Schizophrenia Over “Moral” Business

Laura612 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 8:57 AM
What is "authoritarian" is a handful of people - like Madame Secretary Sebelius and her people at the HHS - deciding what everyone else gets - or doesn't. If you don't like your employer's insurance, you have the capacity to find another job. When the government dictates the insurance terms, you have NO choice. The flaws in arguments like yours are myriad, but one of the most glaring is that you are fine with government coercion as long as it coerces the way YOU like. But once the principle is conceded, the government will of course be able to coerce in ways you DON'T like. (For example, perhaps, with a different administration.) I am arguing in favor of a system that limits government's power and preserves individual choice.
Donjindra Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 10:06 AM
" If you don't like your employer's insurance, you have the capacity to find another job."

That's a false choice. The empolyer has no right to take certain choices away, period.


"When the government dictates the insurance terms, you have NO choice."

So why do you see the truth of this yet you grant the employer that same dictatorial power? If I'm supposed to simply switch jobs, why don't you simply move to some island where there is no such health insurance issue?

Some choices shouldn't have to be made simply because others want to steal the power to force us to make those choices.

American society’s schizophrenic attitudes about business could be the subject of a book. (Perhaps multiple volumes.) For example, in the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, we heard constantly about the need to create jobs and bring down unemployment. And yet, media coverage and Hollywood depictions of business only reinforce the popular fiction that business owners are little more than greedy exploitative bloodsuckers (whose enterprises apparently exist for the sole purpose of being gouged for taxes to be spent by profligate lawmakers with no sense of their own fiscal responsibility).

Regrettably, this is typical. But our culture’s conflict about...