by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
Just give me one good reason why you do.
I’m talking about consenting to the government existing — state, local and federal.
Just one reason please.
Because all government, when you come down to it, only exists with your consent. The day the people decide they’re not going to consent the government ceases to exist and is replaced. The people in said government either peacefully abdicate and allow themselves to be replaced or they are removed by the citizens who have had enough of their abuse when they refuse to respect the will of the people.
After all, it’s not like you can call the government these days (cops) when someone breaks into your home and you’re forced to shoot them because they’re attempting to choke someone in the house to death. If you do stop said attack and the cops get their fat asses out of the donut shop and to your house before you finish taking care of business you may as well just shoot the cops immediately — because they will, as is clear here, shoot you. Since on the clear evidence (repeated myriad times all over this nation) you’re going to Hell anyway why wouldn’t you take them with you? Of what purpose is the right to defend your own life and that of your family if the government will summarily execute you without trial for exercising that right, and the people won’t demand that when the cops do that crap they be charged with capital murder and prosecuted just like you’d be?
Price-fixing and monopolies are illegal under 100+ year old law. May I note that said law does not have an exception for states to override it? Indeed virtually every state has a statute that makes illegal the same conduct as 15 USC Chapter 1! Yet right here we have a guy who is suing his state because they refuse to allow him to open a business with a clear and stated intent to drive down prices. Vox is going on and on about how a $500 MRI would be a fabulous thing, resulting in a price decrease of just over 50%.
That would be nice, and once again it proves that utterly enormous decreases in medical spending and thus the need for and cost of medical “insurance” would plummet but for the intentional and, under 15 USC Chapter 1, felonious acts of those currently in the sector along with federal, state and local governments.
I have been attacked many times for my claim that medical costs would decrease by 80% were we to stop consenting to being screwed by our government and the medical firms that have conspired together to commit intentional felonies on a daily basis in that they all violate 15 USC Chapter 1; I assert that virtually every single person and company in that field breaks said law and thus should be in prison.
Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal. Every person who shall make any contract or engage in any combination or conspiracy hereby declared to be illegal shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not exceeding $100,000,000 if a corporation, or, if any other person, $1,000,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding 10 years, or by both said punishments, in the discretion of the court.
Indeed the industry has twice tried to get the Supreme Court to rule that they’re immune from said law and lost both cases. Yet despite losing not once but twice at the highest court in the land the scheme continues and not one prosecutor, cop or attorney general is locking a single one of these **********s up. Indeed my Congresscritter, Matt Gaetz, when challenged directly on this point at a town hall meeting, lied to my face in front of a room full of people, most of them Seniors, and said that was not true. When provided the case cites after the town hall he said he’d get back to me — of course that piece of **** never did yet you can bet your last dollar he will win re-election come November.
In point of fact, by the way, $500 for an MRI is still an extortionate price. The price for an MRI right now, in Japan, is about $100-125. In other words with a free market in MRIs the price doesn’t drop by 50%, it drops by over 90%!