They were bound to step over that line someday, but who would they get to take that leap?
Enter Dumb Ron Johnson. He values business over "we the people," the very voters he's supposed to represent, protect, and be the advocate for.
In making his argument, Johnson quickly eliminated the more liberal sounding "life" and "pursuit of happiness" points that would negate any Declaration of Independence promise:
SCOTT KEYES: I know Richard Murdock had said even though businesses should give people, for instance, with cancer, health coverage, they shouldn’t be legally required by the federal government.Just the idea that a person would be allowed to die just to save a business money and promote the tea party cartoon version of "freedom and limited government" is so...grotesque:
JOHNSON: They shouldn’t. Listen, our rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And when we start expanding beyond that realm, when you create a right for somebody, you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right. And that maybe doesn’t seem all that great, but it’s just true. Our nation was based on the foundation of freedom and limited government.
Here's one trolls reaction to my "incoherent" common sense humane point. He not surprisingly supports employers refusing health care coverage for anyone with a preexisting condition. Of course, he will never need health care...another ER freeloader.
I wonder too, what right is Johnson talking about, I didn't see it there in the Constitution. A better example: When someones religious belief interferes with my own rights and freedoms...oh, that different?