Jon Cohn makes a point that seems so smart, I wish I’d thought of it first. If the individual mandate is so bad because – evidently for the first time in history – it involves government forcing you to buy a private product, then why have so many conservatives in the past (and present) advocated for privitizing Social Security? Would that not be government forcing you to buy a private product?
Was that unconstitutional? Was that tyranny? Is it still? Will no one speak out on this gross overstep of government on the slippery slope to fascism?