Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Grim Notices the First Thing

Grim is a Democrat. It's useful to remember that when you read his essay (excerpted here).

Anyone who wants to complain about the rise of violent rhetoric among opponents of the law should recognize that the law is what first threatened violence. Throwing people into prison is violence. Extracting money from people under threat of throwing them into prison is violence. It was this law that decided to make "health care" into the kind of issue that we resolve, not with the market by other free private decisions, but through violence and threats of violence.


There's a LOT more in his essay, all thoughtful and well-reasoned, including references to the Revolution and the Stamp Act...

Read it!

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