My Needs Trump Your Rights

“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” (Thomas Jefferson)

How true. How could Thomas Jefferson see this–all those years ago–while neither of our major political parties today do so?

A woman decides to adopt two kids. She decides to do so on her own, but fails to make plans for acquiring health insurance ahead of time. On top of this, the woman gets cancer. Now YOU and I must pay to buy that woman health insurance, according to Hillary Clinton and her cohorts. But why? To dare to even ask the question is to imply that you don’t care about the plight of people with problems. But there’s no law stopping Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or anyone else who wants to help from helping whomever they choose. How is the presence of difficulty–even tragedy–a justification for using the force of government to enslave 49 percent of the population for the sake of 51?

This question isn’t difficult to answer. The difficulty lies in finding leaders brave enough to ask it.