Monday, November 02, 2009

Driving and Dying Not The Same

I hear it on the radio and I see it on television. Whenever someone poses the unconstitutionality of a mandatory health care premium compares it to auto insurance I wonder why the obvious never tickles their brain. My state does not mandate that I get a drivers license. The ability to drive is more essential in our day-to-day lives than health care.

If I opt in to drive and use public streets then I accept the obligations. Neither does my state require that I have health insurance. That is only a personal option.

So if the comparison holds; if I chose to drive without auto insurance I only lose my ability to operate a motor vehicle legally. If I chose not to pay a mandated premium would I lose my rights to citizenship like property ( money )?


nanc said...

Our son is getting his first taste of auto payments and insurance - all he can do is go on and on about it - so I say, "Pay your car off, never register it again and don't pay insurance and see how long you can get away with it." Yes, I did exactly that from the age of 16-18 - what a rebel I was!

One good thing - he DOES know the constitution and realizes we're all getting shafted by big government.

IOpian said...

He's going to love a mortgage :-)