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 )?