- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Let me get this straight: The Obama administration is suing DemStore.com because the site is selling Obama campaign paraphernalia at cheaper prices than the official Obama campaign website (“Campaign files lawsuit to protect Obama brand,” Web, Tuesday).

This is despite the fact that DemStore.com has been selling official Democratic campaign materials since 1985. Isn’t this a little like Obamacare forcing us to buy government health care insurance even though we could get equally good health care insurance cheaper somewhere else?

Steve Schwat, owner of the online store, was quoted as saying, “I think people prefer to have the freedom to buy the merchandise where they want to.” This is exactly my point. What a concept. I think it is called capitalism. In the case of health care, we won’t get sued if we don’t buy the government’s health care insurance, but we will have to pay a fine if we are not insured. There is not really much difference, is there?



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