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Sovereignty

October 24, 2009
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Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a concept.  A radical concept to be sure at the time.  That being that the individual was sovereign.  That the citizen was king, and not the government.  Oddly enough a government was formed and framed around that very idea.

Now, 222 years later it has become quite apparent that government is once again king, and to quote:

“House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that the individual health insurance mandates included in every health reform bill, which require Americans to have insurance, were “like paying taxes.” He added that Congress has “broad authority” to force Americans to purchase other things as well, so long as it was trying to promote “the general welfare.”

Thank you very much Mr. Government.  I was unsure where I stood regarding my place compared to my government.  Of the people, by the people, for the people.  Such an antiquated concept days.

Dear Citizen,

You shall take the substandard health care that we mandate, and you will pay for it.  If you do not, we will put you in jail.  Additionally, since it is for the “general welfare” you shall also be required to purchase a Chevy Volt (our government owned car company isn’t doing as well as expected) because it is good for the environment.  Also, please be informed that your dietary desires have been changed.  Effective immediately you will not be allowed to eat meat, because it increases your cholesterol and increases our health care costs.  Don’t worry about all the people working in the meat industry, we’ll find them new jobs in the green economy (we’ll figure out the pesky details of if you can actually earn a living later).

Signed,

Your Federal Government (because our own rules don’t apply to us)

sov⋅er⋅eign⋅ty

[sov-rin-tee, suhv-]

–noun, plural -ties.

1. the quality or state of being sovereign.
2. the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty.
3. supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.
4. rightful status, independence, or prerogative.
5. a sovereign state, community, or political unit.

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