Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Obamacare and Guns

If I'm going to start blogging again, let's do it with both guns blazing.

 Consider the argument for Obamacare. If you do not have healthcare, you are costing the community (however it is defined), more money by your failure to pay for your own medicinal care. When you show up at the emergency room, you cost the state money if you can't pay.

Therefore it is fair to charge you a penalty, a tax if you want to call it that, for not providing this essential service to yourself and being a drain on the community.

But what about people who do not provide for their own security? That have to call the police who will then launch expensive investigations? People who do not own a gun and are not prepared to defend themselves and their property?

It's the same argument. They're costing the state money.

So perhaps a compromise can be reached ... we'll accept the premise of Obamacare (though not as the law is written ... it needs work) which is that citizens who fail to provide a service for themselves cost the state ... if the state will then accept the premise that every citizen should be armed.

If you are capable of bearing arms, you should. You have an obligation to do so.


ladyhawthorne said...

I see no problem with citizens being armed. However I think Obamacare (rewritten or not) should be run over by a truck and blown up.
It forces people to make choices they don't want to and should not have to make. I personally do not go to doctors, I don't trust them to know what they are doing, which is mostly pushing pills some salesman sold them. I trust my herbal remedies even if they work slower. I trust my own judgement because I have spent hours reading on any ailment I have had. I can't say the same for doctors. Now if I could buy insurance for just the items I want, like broken bones or appendicitis, at a reduced rate, then I might consider it.
However I also do not want to have to pay for other people's insurance, people that are here illegally, people that don't pay taxes, etc. They are a drain on the rest of us now only because the big brother government thinks it needs to take care of these folks and that our tax dollars and Obamacare fines should pay for it.
Just my 2¢ worth.

Ernest said...

I don't really like Obamacare either. I was just using it to poke holes in their gun argument. :)