On one level, this tells you all need to know about health care “reform.” Thanks to AP, via Yahoo, via Drudge.
This addition to the entitlement structure seems very likely to permanently alter the character of our nation. What happened this week is that big a deal.
When America is no longer the world’s superpower, no longer exceptional in its freedom and dynamism, we may look back on this as one of the moments that furthered our decline. That moment may be thirty or fify or one hundred years from now, but our present course no doubt undermines our greatness.