It is a big mistake for conservatives to think that people on the far left are not sincere and authentic in their ideoological passions, or that they are merely corrupt politicians. This is not true. I have known and debated many people on the Crazoid Left over the years who sincerely believe that all the superstitions of socialism can work just fine if only the government has enough power and money to coerce all citizens to comply with government policy. Some of them even fully understand that socialist schemes cannot work without coercion at some cost to individual freedom but they just do not care because they think their utopian vision of society is more important than freedom.
The case of Obamacare (what defenders call "The Affordable Health Care Act") is a classic example of how the Left can rationalize taking away the freedom of other people if that serves their utopian goal. They honestly believe that "access" to "affordable health care" is good for all people no matter what and if that means that every American must be forced to purchase a product if they want to or not, then the socialist elites really do not care because your freedom of choice is secondary to their plans that must have coercion to succeed. The irony is that Obamacare will flop anyway, even with the universal mandate. But the Left will never admit the failure because they are in denial and the sympathetic left in the media will just look the other way when they keep changing the defintion of success as President Obama attempted to do at his news conference on April Fool's Day. The even greater tragedy for individual freedom was the convoluted intellectual contortions of Chief Justice John Roberts who admitted the mandate was not constituional but who nevertheless claimed the penalty for noncompliance was OK by him.
I ask my friends on the Left to honestly ask themselves a question. If it is a moral policy for the government to force everyone to buy health insurance, what act of government coercion is not OK? If it is all right to take away freedom for one noble purpose in the eyes of the Left, then why not for some other "noble" goal? Suppose that a future Congress or Administration decides that all people should walk to work or ride a bike and not have the right to buy a car with an internal combustion engine because cars pollute the air too much?
What if the government decided, as in China, that no family should be allowed to have more than one child because there is not enough food to go around? The precedent has been set that if the socialist elite thinks something is good for you, then it must be OK for government to coerce you to go along. Does that philosophy fit with the values of a free society? What do you think?