Medicine Chests, Guns, and 20¢: Precedents for ObamaCare?

Yesterday, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein argued ObamaCare (2010) has legal precedent in supposed purchase-of-product mandates Congress passed in the late 1700s.  Similar to ObamaCare’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance, early Congresses passed such mandates to groups or individuals … [Read more...]

Copy the Thermometers? Scarcity and Rights to Medical or Health Care

If the good can be [copied or] taken (shared) without displacing the original, it is always nonscarce. If taking the original means that it can no longer exist in the possession of the original owner or possessor, it is a scarce good. -Jeffrey Tucker & Stephan Kinsella, 2010 For the past 70 … [Read more...]

The Awakening: Fighting for Religious Freedom

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke The final count has arrived. The Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies on March 23 attracted over 63,000 Americans in over 140 cities – more than six times the initial estimates of participation. The rallies … [Read more...]

The ObamaCare Absurdity and the Creation of New Powers

An applicable individual shall[,] for each month beginning after 2013[,] ensure that the individual and any dependent of the individual who is an applicable individual, is covered under minimum essential coverage for such month…. If an applicable individual fails to meet the requirement…for [one] or … [Read more...]