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George Washington's Health Insurance Individual Mandate

"In 1790, the very first Congress—which incidentally included 20 framers—passed a law that included a mandate: namely, a requirement that ship owners buy medical insurance for their seamen. This law was then signed by another framer: President George Washington. That’s right, the father of our country had no difficulty imposing a health insurance mandate."

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/04/the-founders...

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The Law of the Jungle is a

The Law of the Jungle is a natural law. That's a problem.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

Don't confuse natural "jungle" law with natural rights

Read the Declaration of Independence again - that states the concept of rights and their origin as well as any.