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Monday, November 30, 2009

James Madison vs. Harry Reid

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2009, 08:49 AM

Regarding the 2,000+ page "healthcare" bill before the Senate (HR 3590), Hillsdale College professor Gary Wolfram quotes James Madison in a Human Events column:

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws be made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. 

"It is not just our economy and health care system that is at stake," warns Wolfram, "but our system of individual liberty and responsibility and limited government."

What Can We Do? "It is imperative that we heed the warning of Madison and cast a dagger in the heart of the attempted completion of government’s takeover of our nation’s health care industry.  Let us return to a market-based system of health care provision and restore our belief in liberty and responsibility.  It is a task to which we should, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

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