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Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and a claim doesn't become true because an "expert" said it. In the end a claim must always stand or fall on it's own. Experts give weight to claims, they don't make them true.
Claiming that Obama care is equivalent to humans being bought and sold as property is an extraordinary claim. Actually, it is an extraordinarily stupid claim. Because if it were true, then no one would have a strong preference between one and the other.
Which would you prefer?
Anyone willing to pick #2?
- Be "forced" to buy health insurance or face a 700$ fine.
- Be sold as human chattel in which someone else has complete control over every facet of your life and is free to abuse you in any way they see fit.
Dr. Carson is not a historian. Being a neurosurgeon doesn't make him an expert in history any more than being black makes him an expert on slavery. Being black may save him from the reaction he would have received had he been white, but it doesn't make him any less of an ass.