Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Scott Brown -- Lesser Of Two Evils

Many people are excited at the possibility if Republican Scott Brown is elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, he could provide the crucial 41st Senate vote against ObamaCare.

But Amanda Teresi also points out that Brown was also a supporter of the RomneyCare "Massachusetts plan", on which ObamaCare is modeled.

Hence, for supporters of individual rights, Scott Brown may be a lesser of two evils compared to his opponent Martha Coakley (who would vote for ObamaCare).

At this point in time, an inconsistent "mixed" supporter of individual rights would be better than an avowed opponent. But it sure would be nice to have some consistently principled supporters of individual rights holding national office.

(Read the full text of Amanda's post, "Scott Brown for Senate -- An Ideal Choice?" Link via State House Call.)