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James Madison on Obamacare
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:17:36 PM »
 Steven Hayward
James Madison on Obamacare

So Obama has thrown the entire health insurance market into complete chaos.  I’ll discuss later whether this was the deliberate intent, or whether it is just another extension of Uhlmann’s Razor.  For now, here’s how James Madison sized things up in Federalist #62:

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The internal effects of a mutable policy are still more calamitous. It poisons the blessing of liberty itself. It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?

Another effect of public instability is the unreasonable advantage it gives to the sagacious, the enterprising, and the moneyed few over the industrious and uniformed mass of the people. Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue, or in any way affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change, and can trace its consequences; a harvest, reared not by themselves, but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow-citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few, not for the many.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/11/james-madison-on-obamacare.php
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Re: James Madison on Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 01:23:49 PM »
James Madison was a REALLY smart man!
“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” —Voltaire

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Re: James Madison on Obamacare
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 01:31:24 PM »
James Madison was a REALLY smart man!

He certainly is. However, Obama and his minions think they are smarter. They can't or refuse to see the mess they made.


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