The United Slaves Of America?

By Craig Bannister | June 28, 2012 | 12:42pm EDT

The Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare and the health insurance mandate (by renaming it a tax) has ruled that the federal government can force every American to do whatever it pleases by threatening a tax.

As Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a longtime member of the Judiciary Committee, told, if the Supreme Court deems Democrats’ health-care reform constitutional - empowering the federal government to force Americans to buy health insurance “then there is literally nothing the federal government can’t force us to do.”

Apparently, lawmakers can now, if they choose, impose a million dollar tax on anyone who doesn’t:

  • Buy an electric car,
  • Buy, and prove they’ve eaten, a proper serving of broccoli every day,
  • Buy a home gym and exercise at least 16 hours a day (leaving eight hours to earn wages to pay other taxes),
  • Have an abortion, if the government decrees it would benefit society

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