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"Government is instituted for the common good, not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men"-- Samuel Adams; to the Legislature of Massachusetts (Jan. 17, 1794)
In my article titled 'The Snake Oil Peddlers' I naively asked what could be more hypocritical than co-sponsoring legislation and then flip-flopping to decide that the same thing co-sponsored was unconstitutional. Little did I realize that the answer to that retorical question was close at hand. In 2008, the Republican Party Platform included in its plank on property rights:
The quote from the Newt2012 website exposes half of the hypocrisy:
"Newt: I am completely opposed to the Obamacare mandate on individuals. I fought it for two and half years at the Center for Health Transformation. You can see all the things we did to stop it at HealthTransformation.net. I am for the repeal of Obamacare and I am against any effort to impose a federal mandate on anyone because it is fundamentally wrong and I believe unconstitutional."
The other half is supplied by H.R.3698 which Newt cosponsored... (more)
On property rights...
"Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive law, the exercise of that, being a natural and unalienable right." -- James Madison; from 'Property' published in National Gazette, 29 Mar. 1792
"It would be impolitic to set bounds to property acquired by industry, and therefore it is right to place the prohibition beyond the probable acquisition to which industry can extend; but there ought to be a limit to property or the accumulation of it by bequest." -- Thomas Paine; 'Rights of Man, Part the Second'