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I Will Not Comply [ ...who's comin' with me?]
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:49:33 AM »
September 30, 2013
I Will Not Comply
By Matthew May

Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Yet there is one aspect concerning that legislation of which I am certain: I will not comply.

I will not comply because I am a free citizen of the United States, not a subject of its government.  I consider non-compliance with this monstrosity and the tens of thousands of pages of regulations that are to be enforced by an unelected bureaucracy, and that have left a gigantic carbon footprint on our environment and the United States Constitution, a duty.

Non-compliance is my executive order, and that order reads in part that I do not recognize any government's claim on my action or inaction in the marketplace, nor upon any personal information I am unwilling to divulge.

I will not submit to a cabal who read George Orwell's 1984 not as a terrifying warning, but as an instruction manual.  Nor will I submit to the dictates of those who attempt to trample the right of free speech of others in the halls of government who are warning us about the looming tyranny.  I refer to those sons of liberty who, as Camus wrote, "are not all legitimate or to be admired. Those who applaud it only when it justifies their privileges and shout nothing but censorship when it threatens them are not on our side."

If (when) the IRS or HHS or any other such entity attempts to extort a tax or fee of any kind for not participating in mandated commerce, they will be met with resistance.  I will not pay any such tax or fee.

I live in Massachusetts, where, once upon a time, a spirit of resistance and independence animated much of the citizenry.  But many here have devolved from the shot heard round the world to sheltering in place.  Not I -- nor many of my fellow Bay Staters, who are outnumbered but undaunted.

Refusing to comply with the dictates of an illegitimate law that is selectively enforced, and from which the privileged few are exempted, is not, in the annals of American history, brave or difficult.  Those who refuse to comply are not barefoot in the snows of Valley Forge, crying out in agony at Gettysburg, or rushing the cockpit of Flight 93.  While there will be consequences to civil disobedience in defiance of oppression, any difficulties can be and will be overcome.

We are, however, drawing a line that the forces of repression, socialism, and tyranny must not cross.  Some might even color the line red.  Yet unlike a certain other, this red line is immovable.  I yield nothing on the plane of freedom.  I will not take any small step that is, in actuality, one giant leap backward to the darkness we thought we had vanquished.

Who is with me?

Matthew May welcomes comments at may.matthew.t@gmail.com.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/09/i_will_not_comply.html
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Re: I Will Not Comply [ ...who's comin' with me?]
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 09:06:50 AM »
I have already stated my own intention in this space.

The Federal government of the United States has no constitutional authority to compel its citizens to purchase a product or service. I do not recognize its authority to do so under the pretext of its power to tax; the statute upon which such power is now claimed explicitly describes not a tax, but a "penalty".

The Supreme Court's majority decision to the contrary was a dishonest dodge, and must in time be rectified by act of Congress. In the interim, I will treat it with no more validity than I would have the Dred Scott decision, the one that denied citizenship rights and legal standing to black Americans.

I will therefore never purchase health insurance subject to the mandates of "Affordable Care Act", a law with an Orwellian appellation and a Stalinesque disregard for individual liberty.
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Re: I Will Not Comply [ ...who's comin' with me?]
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 09:12:07 AM »
I have already stated my own intention in this space.

The Federal government of the United States has no constitutional authority to compel its citizens to purchase a product or service. I do not recognize its authority to do so under the pretext of its power to tax; the statute upon which such power is now claimed explicitly describes not a tax, but a "penalty".

The Supreme Court's majority decision to the contrary was a dishonest dodge, and must in time be rectified by act of Congress. In the interim, I will treat it with no more validity than I would have the Dred Scott decision, the one that denied citizenship rights and legal standing to black Americans.

I will therefore never purchase health insurance subject to the mandates of "Affordable Care Act", a law with an Orwellian appellation and a Stalinesque disregard for individual liberty.

That's noble, Andy.....right there with you.   However.......

If you find yourself in a medical emergency, you'll write that check for the penalty quickly so that you can obtain proper treatment.
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Re: I Will Not Comply [ ...who's comin' with me?]
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 09:29:38 AM »
That's noble, Andy.....right there with you.   However.......

If you find yourself in a medical emergency, you'll write that check for the penalty quickly so that you can obtain proper treatment.

You'd be surprised what you can obtain by paying in cash.
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Re: I Will Not Comply [ ...who's comin' with me?]
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 02:22:51 PM »

If you find yourself in a medical emergency, you'll write that check for the penalty quickly so that you can obtain proper treatment.

Is the hospital supposed to check a national registry BEFORE they provide "treatment?"  That could cost a lot of people their lives. :doa:
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Re: I Will Not Comply [ ...who's comin' with me?]
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 03:16:10 PM »
As I understand it, my tax returns will contain a box requiring me to list my healthcare program, under penalty. I intend to fill that box in word for word with Lois Lerner's House testimony, and since I face a criminal penalty if my insurance ain't up to snuff [although it is], I will then take the 5th.  :tongue2:
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Re: I Will Not Comply [ ...who's comin' with me?]
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 03:56:35 PM »
As I understand it, my tax returns will contain a box requiring me to list my healthcare program, under penalty. I intend to fill that box in word for word with Lois Lerner's House testimony, and since I face a criminal penalty if my insurance ain't up to snuff [although it is], I will then take the 5th.  :tongue2:

According to the information I've seen, the relevant IRS form has been delayed until 2015. Once again, it is an intentional effort to prevent people from getting angry prior to a congressional election (this time, in 2014).

I have seen sample compliance forms and they are not going to be popular - it is not simply a matter of simply listing your provider, but involves at a minimum: the name and health insurance identification number of the taxpayer; the name and tax identification number of the health insurance company; the number of months the taxpayer was covered by this insurance plan; whether or not the plan was purchased in one of Obamacare’s “exchanges”, and eligibility for exemptions.
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