The 'Everyone else is doing it' canard

One of the most prevalent arguments used in favor of socialized medicine, revamping the 1993 Eligibility Law for military service, nuclear disarmament, and almost every other leftist issue--is the same argument we caution teenagers against: peer pressure.  "Everyone else is doing it, why can't I?" is a phrase that seems to echo from adolescence and, thanks to our current President, throughout politics.  I can almost picture Mrs. Soetoro asking the young Barack, during one of his formative four AM lectures, "if everyone else was jumping off a cliff..."  In response to that adage, somehow he learned to say, "yes." During his major Obamacare sales pitch before congress last year, the President whined, "We are the only democracy -- the only advanced democracy on Earth -- the only wealthy nation -- that allows such hardship for millions of its people." This plea should sound familiar: We're the only major industrialized nation...(Read Full Post)