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December 17, 2009

Blame: the final taboo

Zombietime explains the moral objection to universal health coverage.

Now, I really don’t care if you overeat, smoke like a chimney, hump like a bunny or forget to lock the safety mechanism on your pistol as you jam it in your waistband. Fine by me. And as a laissez-faire social-libertarian live-and-let-live kind of person, I would never under normal circumstances condemn anyone for any of the behaviors listed above. That is: Until the bill for your stupidity shows up in my mailbox. Then suddenly, I’m forced to care about what you do, because I’m being forced to pay for the consequences.

Not that this sort of argument cuts any ice with the left; if you object to paying for someone else's stupidity, you are immoral and your opinions count for nothing (but they still want your money). Read the whole thing. Trust me, you will want to learn about Dr. Earl Sunderhaus.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 17, 2009 07:27 AM