While discussing the individual mandate in the new health care reform, Ann Coulter claimed that not only is the mandate unconstitutional but Republicans should come out and impose a mandate that all citizens should be forced to buy a gun and a bible and that "there's a lot more evidence that owning a gun and a Bible is better for society than owning health Insurance."


Where to start...


Ok, first off, no. Personally, I believe health care is a human right, and I am in favor of universal health care for all. I don't understand how someone can stand up and tell people that they don't deserve access to health care because they can't afford to purchase health insurance. Also, what evidence?! I would love to see that evidence. Now, let's get back to crazy pants up there...


Aside from the fact that buying a gun and a bible is diametrically opposite to buying health insurance, it's not even a rational comparison. A bible is the last thing I want people purchasing with their guns, even though I'm sure they can be found in the same aisle. But, there's no reasoning with the ever-contemptible Coulter, so I, therefore, urge her to practice what she preaches.


Since the government "can't force" Americans to purchase affordable and non-discriminatory health insurance, she should give up her own health insurance in protest and solidarity. After that she should (making the wild assumption that she already owns both a gun and a bible--and probably more than one of each) pick up her bible with her gun by her side and start to actually read and take to heart some of the filth that's in there.


Maybe when she gets around to, "And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." (Genesis 9:5-6), among other passages, she'll really consider what god's asking of her and she'll notice that she has the necessary tool to fulfill his will, and maybe--just maybe--she'll wish someone would have fought for her right to try to heal from or attempt to survive "god's will."


But, then again, maybe not--being the devoted Christian that she is. She'd probably be totally understanding of "god's will" and the "privilege" of health care.


And, before there's some major outrage, I don't want nor am I encouraging Ann Coulter or anyone to commit suicide for god or any other reason. I just wish she would THINK for once and recognize what the real problems are in society today. And, if she wants to take away others right to health care, then she should have hers taken as well.


As a side note, whether she had any influence on the South Dakota legislators idea of a "joke" remains to be seen.

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Comment by Lindsey on February 3, 2011 at 2:00am
Ah, Ann. I wondered when you would crawl out of that whole you've been hiding in. It seems she's finally gotten tired of not being right smack in the middle of some controversy or idiotic remark.
Comment by Jonel Burge on February 3, 2011 at 4:24am
The woman looks like an alien and makes me want to puke all over her.
Comment by Jonel Burge on February 3, 2011 at 4:29am

Also, I'm all for gun control--you don't need silencers, you don't need machine guns, and you certainly don't need to have a bible.

If anything, something that's not direct healthcare but would help a lot of people--mental health focus, of helping and subsidizing putting people in better places stresswise. I think that would go a lot farther than guns and books about skydaddies, the ability to have someone to help you with decisions, and talk to about your problems--is going to do much more for your health than either one of those objects.

I came up with an idea for a program, it would be optional, but it basically would be an assignment to a peer group with good but also similar lifestyles, views, and morals, especially if your current group isn't helping you to be a better person or de-stress. It'd probably never work, but a girl can dream, can't she?

Comment by Steve M on February 3, 2011 at 7:51pm

You don't have to drive a car. So just by being born you are not forced to get car insurance. The same is not now going to be true about health insurance.  

This misses the point though. Why is health care which is essential to all so damn expensive that I can no longer do as my parents did when I was a kid in the 1960's, that is pay for it out of pocket.

Everyone has just come to accept as a fact of life that health care has got to be out of whack expensive for some reason that no one can really tell us. 

 The health care industry in the U. S. is out of control just like the Pentagon. It has become an industrial complex. Making tons of money off of people at there most vulnerable.

Instead of arguing  who is going to pay the scalpers their extortion we should be asking  why we are allowing them to divert us from noticing they are scalping us in the first place.


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