Mr. Blunt and Cranky well recalls the outrage amongst the Raging Righties in Their Tightie-Whities when ObamaCare “forced people to buy a product they don’t want”. This rant went all the way to the Supreme Court, where it got smacked down with little ceremony. Not that this mattered a whit to the Righties, who still claim that the government should  not be allowed to require citizens to purchase products that they may not personally choose to buy.

Funny, isn’t it, that when the topic turns to guns, then it’s OK for the government to force you to buy a product against your will? 

Yes, that’s right: many of the same screechers who were all up in arms about having to buy insurance are perfectly OK with having to buy a gun. Even in our modern world, that is hypocrisy of the highest order.

The Blunt and Cranky family has insurance and guns, and freely chose in both cases to acquire the articles. No one had to compel us to make the purchases, so you might say we don’t have a dog in this fight. But you’d be wrong. We are Americans and care deeply about the nation, so unlike some folks, we give a s*** about justice for our fellow citizens.

And in the interest of that justice, this writer offers a seemingly obvious thought: regardless of the product, the government either may or may not compel you to purchase it. Period. If Big Brother can make you buy something you approve of, he can make you buy something you don’t approve of. Damn the politics, and the lobbyists, and the BS Facebook memes, what’s legal in one case is legal in another.

We are a nation of laws, like it or not. If you’ll let The Man tell you to do Thing One, then you gotta let The Man tell you do Thing Two.

Disagree? Then you’re a hypocrite, plain and simple.

Mr. B & C