It’s okay to tread on me now

Putting Obamacare out of its misery is the critical mission that must be carried out be Republicans in the coming years. It seems to me to raise in a profound form the question Lincoln asked regarding Douglas’s professed indifference to slavery: “I ask you in all soberness, if all these things, if indulged in, if ratified, if confirmed and endorsed, if taught to our children, and repeated to them, do not tend to rub out the sentiment of liberty in the country, and to transform this Government into a government of some other form.” The form of the question suggests that the answer is yes, as I believe it to be in both cases.
In “Buck up and stop Obamacare,” Dr Milton Wolf asserts: “Obamacare has become ground zero in the fight for America’s future.” And that’s the spirit in which the task of killing Obamcare must be approached.
Sally Pipes is the author of The Truth About Obamacare. She asked in a recent Investor’s Business Daily column whether the Massachusetts experience has put Obamacare on a path to repeal. The answer is not clear, but the future she predicts for us under Obamacare is: “A government-run HMO.” Today she points out: “The damage has already begun.”
Ann Althouse has commissioned readers to create “civility flags” modeled on the Gadsen flag and conforming to the current prescriptions of the MSM. The revised version of the Gadsden flag above states the theme of this post in the fashion of the day. “Kill Obamacare” both defies the fashion and is more straightforward.

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