The price to pay for the liberty a democratic republic such as ours provides, is to forgo the benefits of soft despotism, otherwise known as social democracy, otherwise known as socialism.
For instance, it is illegal to not have Government sponsored health care.
Q. What if someone doesn't want to spend $300.00 a month for who knows what kind of care under government sponsored health insurance?
A. You get taxed and fined.
Some say we must have socialized medicine in this country.
And forgoing the "benefits" of soft despotism / social democracy / socialism is just the price to pay for the liberty provided in a democratic republic.
"Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor". That can be the price of liberty.
We gave up our honor when we demand, on pain of incarceration, that others pay for what we want. We gave up our fortunes when we agreed to "buy" something we don't want, by providing higher profits to insurance companies.
We still have our lives, but if we don't back off of those two requirements, we (some of us) will lose those lives from starvation as the country cannot afford what we are required to pay.
And for nothing. Instead of buying Liberty we have given it away to the socialists. Perhaps we will learn better before too many get too hungry.
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