The storm of controversy surrounding the provision in ObamaCare that will force America’s many Catholic institutions to fund, for example, sterilizations, contraceptives, and morning-after pills for their employees — “despite each of these being fully athwart fundamental Catholic doctrine on sexuality, abortion and life,” as Rex Murphy eloquently put it — has many people like me wondering the following:
Why suddenly the big furor now? I mean, this is socialism:
I don’t pay for my own medicine, because it’s not my responsibility: it’s yours.
This is exactly what you voted for when you voted for Barack Obama.
Please don’t insult us by being surprised now, after all the time we spent trying to tell you.
Governmental compulsion: it’s the American way.
“We’ve actually been operating in a way entirely consistent with free-market principles.” — Barack Obama, 2009