Pelosi’s warped view of liberty

Nancy Pelosi defended Obamacare today, connecting it to the Declaration of Independence.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended the health care reform law, tying it to the promises written in the Declaration of Independence.

The Affordable Care Act is “about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the American people,” Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill. She said it “unlocks” them from a job to pursue happiness without the threat of losing their health insurance.

OK.  Let’s assume that it “unlocks” someone from a job to pursue “happiness.”  In order for it to be paid for (nothing, including government, is free), some one else needs to be shouldering the burden of paying for it.

You cannot have liberty, freedom, and inalienable rights under the tyranny of government mandates.  The two are not compatible.