We don’t really know what the founding fathers would say about Obamacare. I guess it would depend on which founding fathers we’re talking about. But I think even a staunch federalist like Alexander Hamilton would oppose a national mandate that requires every American to purchase insurance products.
Pelosi was asked if there’s any chance that the Democrats would push for an individual mandate delay as Obama has done with the employer mandate. Here’s how she responded:
“No, because it’s a completely different thing. The president has – as we do with all legislation – what is the implementation, how can we ease this? Not only the enforcement of the law, but the improvement of the lives of the American people. And the implementation is what he is addressing. In terms of the mandate, that is central. That is central to what the law is. And the law is very sound policy. To go to back to our founders once again, they sacrificed it all for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This bill, the affordable care act, is about a healthier life, the liberty to pursue your happiness. That’s solid policy, and the mandate is central to that.”
What’s with all this founding father talk? She doesn’t even like the founding fathers. First of all, they were all male, and second of all, they were all white. You can’t get much more evil than that.
She’s trying desperately to appeal to more Constitution-minded people. She doesn’t need to sell Obamacare to liberals Democrats. She’s trying to broaden the base of support. She thinks if she juxtaposes bits and pieces of American heritage (which she probably despises) with modern American socialism, that it will convince us all that maybe Obamacare isn’t such a bad idea after all.
She does this all the time. She uses phrases like “life and liberty” and “pursuit of happiness” to try to sell socialism. Because we all know that the founding fathers used those terms right before they fought a war…to obtain “free” government healthcare, right?