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Reader: Another civics lesson, via Obama-era politics

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Last issue, Gina Douglas submitted a hilariously fictitious assessment of how federal laws are created. I hereby present a more accurate rendering of how this occurs, using the ACA ("Obamacare") as the example:

1) Meddling, self-absorbed liberals ponder how they can get the government to intervene on their behalf to force others to fund initiatives and benefits they feel they're "entitled" to.

2) Although they can't explain where/why/how the government has been granted the authority to force the citizenry to purchase a private good and/or commodity under penalty of law, they nevertheless continue under the auspices of "helping others," while claiming health-care is a "right."

3) They decide to intrude upon the lives and individual choices of the populace by demanding mandatory, not voluntary, participation in the scheme.

4) Their "leader" (cough) makes utterly ridiculous statements — like you can keep your policy and/or doctor and that the measure will save families $2,500 annually — just so he can create a "legacy" as part of his of social engineering.

5) Those insufficiently intelligent/nuanced to recognize such obvious falsehoods soak up the suggestions unquestioningly.

6) Dem legislators support the measure — many without actually reading it — as part of their partisan subservience to party, not principle or consequences.

7) Architects rely on the support of the "stupid" for continued support.

8) The measure is passed along completely partisan lines, thus underscoring how inherently flawed it is.

9) Predictably, the rollout is a disaster, key aspects are delayed or never implemented, policies are cancelled, premiums skyrocket and insurers leave the exchanges.

10) Regressives trot out manufactured outrage and faux-indignation that the tire-fire is imploding and is finally repealed — replaced by an only slightly less odious meadow muffin.

I hope this has proven edifying; consider it public service — you're welcome.

— Jeff Faltz, Colorado Springs

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