Andrew Tallman’s column on Townhall.com about government-run healthcare makes some great points:
When I argue that abortion under most circumstances should be illegal, I am charged with trying to legislate morality.
When I say divorce ought to be harder to obtain, not easier, I am accused of trying to legislate morality.
And when I say states should be free to make laws concerning adultery, homosexual behavior, contraception, or premarital sex, I am accused again of trying to legislate morality.
Yet when Barack Obama and the Democrats propose making it a crime to not carry health insurance, no one seems to notice that they are very aggressively trying to legislate morality.
So in the name of clarity and finality, I suggest we all admit one simple, obvious fact:
All laws legislate morality.