To the editor:
So Congressman Tim Huelskamp (Kansas, 1st District) marks the Supreme Court decision declaring the Affordable Heath Care Act as constitutional as “a definite date in the advance of governmental tyranny.” Let me see. That would make the state of Massachusetts a tyranny for about five years now. It would also make Mitt Romney the tyrant in chief.
Interestingly, the people of Massachusetts enjoy their tyranny, probably because 98 percent of them are now covered by health insurance and don’t need to worry about bankruptcy if they get sick and lose their job. Sixty-two percent say they would choose to be tyrannized all over again. Incidentally, Kansas has been a tyranny for over 20 years now, since it mandated car insurance for all its drivers.
Perhaps Congressman Huelskamp has a warped notion of what tyranny consists of. It certainly is not about just a policy disagreement. Perhaps he should spend some time in Syria, for instance, and experience what real tyranny is all about. Just think, Huelskamp, but for the grace of the federal courts, could have been my congressman.