Americans Too "Stupid" To Understand Obamacare?
A poll from Rasmussen reports says a third of Americans agree with Jonathan Gruber that Americans aren’t capable of understanding Obamacare. It's true that most Americans are too occupied or distracted to even begin to calculate the pros and cons and the destructive abridgment of liberty that is Obamacare. But I'm not saying as Gruber meant that the American people are stupid. First of all, they are making life happen. They rely on their representatives to faithfully and judiciously tend the details of governance. But that trust has progressed to the point where the representatives and particularly unelected bureaucrats have taken up varying approximations of Gruber's attitude that their responsibility and their authority extends to defining and even imposing matters that the public has not only the access but also the need or right to understand.
The public has let this enormous bureaucracy get far out of hand, but has also fatally loosened its grip on restraining acquisitive representatives, most recently with the monumental dereliction of submitting to the circus that elected an unapologetic tyrant and deceptive posturer like Barack Obama to the presidency of The United States.
But further, in the days of the founding, James Madison was clear that it is an injustice to the people to perpetrate policy that cannot even be absorbed by the diligent efforts of citizenry: "It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow." - James Madison, The Federalist No. 62, as published in the Independent Journal, February 27, 1788
In this regard, bills such as Obamacare that comprise thousands of pages of legalese in the text and many and expanding thousands more in additional regulation, are not only unfair and unjust imposition, they are patently obscene.