Saturday, February 20, 2010

OK, Here It Is!! An Apocryphal Story for ObamaCare

This guy did to the bank what the bank did to him.

Hoskins told News 5's Courtis Fuller that he issued the bank an ultimatum. "I'll tear it down before I let you take it," Hoskins told them. And that's exactly what Hoskins did. The Moscow man used a bulldozer two weeks ago to level the home he'd built, and the sprawling country home is now rubble, buried under a coating of snow.

Maybe the damnfools in the White House (and Senate, and House) who think they can ram ObamaCare through should read that story as an allegory.

There are a lot of bulldozers and pitchforks out here. And other toys.

HT: Vox


Grim said...

A man has a right to destroy his own property, I suppose; but how does he destroy the bank's share of the property? If you own your home outright, plow it under with a good will! But if you own 20% of it, it doesn't seem to me that you have the same authority to destroy it.

Paul - Berry Laker said...

What are "other toys"?

No need for a response, I know what they are.

Have a Great Weekend

Dad29 said...

Grim, I agree with you; two wrongs do not make a right.

Having said that, you also call into question the entire American Revolution.

Grim said...

"Two wrongs" is not the principle I was thinking of, but rather the concept of doing your duty by keeping up your end of a bargain. The American revolution was an exercise of the natural right to resist tyranny imposed upon you. This man was not, presumably, forced to accept the terms of his mortgage; he elected these terms of his own free will. He has a duty to try to live up to those terms; and if he cannot, for reasons beyond his control, to at least pass back the property in good order. He gave his word to do that, and ought to keep his word.

Now, if the bank had forced him to sign the mortgage -- or had used the force of government to have it rewritten into new terms he hadn't agreed to, and then imposed those terms on him by force -- he might well destroy the house as a means of resistance. That is a situation that steps outside the law and into the realm of war; where two wrongs are the only thing that ever can make a right, since submission only leads to the reinforcement of tyranny.