Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Losing my Religion

Uncle reports on an odd exception to the Obamonstrosity: There's an exemption for "religious conscience".

The Amish, as well as some other religious sects, are covered by a "religious conscience" exemption, which allows people with religious objections to insurance to opt out of the mandate...

Although the Amish consist of several branches, some more conservative than others, they generally rely upon a community ethic that disdains government assistance. Families rely upon one another, and communities pitch in to help neighbors pay health care expenses.

Maybe we're going about this all wrong. Instead of trying to instill liberals with some respect for the importance of individual autonomy and accountability, let's take the fight to their turf. We'll found a Church of Selfreliance, with all the trimmings. Ritual, scripture, apocrypha, and--most important--membership cards. Remember, we're dealing with liberal politicians; the depth of your beliefs is a triviality, but your verifiable group affiliation is sacrosanct. We'll claim religious conscience exemptions to every wealth-redistribution scheme under the sun, and get the ACLU to take our cases all the way to the Supreme Court. There, we'll catch Euro-socialist justices between a rock and a hard place, as they typically feel compelled to defend any bizarre behavior when it's attached to a minority religion.

When our countrymen see that they can save their hard-earned money from certain government waste, our religion will grow, starving the entitlement programs and hastening their inevitable collapse, possibly killing them before they cause too much damage to repair.


... A man can dream, can't he?

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