It’s right at the beginning. “The whole idea of this is not that complicated,” he says. True enough. When your health is the government’s business, the government’s going to manage its business to keep costs down. As for the oft-stated point that this isn’t any different from private insurance companies mandating physicals, how quickly the left forgets its own rhetoric about the unique dangers when government arrogates power to itself at the expense of privacy. The whole thrust of the Constitution is that private actors are allowed to do things the state isn’t because official abuses have their own inertia. The left has no trouble grasping that in the context of wireless wiretapping. A smile from Silky, though, and a promise that he’s doing it for your own good and suddenly some of them are willing to prescribe mandatory psychiatric “check-ups.”

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