Patriot Act and ObamaCare
If so many people of all political persuasions are skeptical, if not fearful, of the control and power the government wields through the Patriot Act, than why are so many happy to hand control and power to government in other things such as health care?
It’s not to say that security couldn’t be handled through private means, but it is one of the few powers that the government is supposed to have. I’m not happy about trading freedom for security in any circumstances, but if I had to choose I would be more comfortable entrusting government with security powers over health care powers.
Perhaps a liberal could explain to me how handing government power through ObamaCare is better than through the Patriot act. I want to know how it is somehow less dangerous, more acceptable, for the government to have such involvement in one area but not another.