"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964

Health Care Mandate for Cough Drop Coverage

March 9, 2012   ·   By   ·   1 Comments

Since Sandra Fluke and her Leftist friends believe others should provide them with “medical” goods and services to which they feel entitled, perhaps we should mandate that all health care plans cover cough drops as well.

After all, cough drops are more related to actual health than are contraceptives. Contraceptives (with a few exceptions that Leftists love to try to pervert into an excuse to make a rule) are not treatment for medical ailments, but are rather a product used to impede the normal result of sexual intercourse. Cough drops treat the painful and unpleasant symptoms of a cold or flu.

What’s more, no one that I know of has a moral or religious objection to the use of cough drops.  A government mandate for cough drops would not trample First Amendment protections for freedom of religion the way ObamaCare’s mandate for contraception and abortifacients does.  It would trample Article 1 Section 8 of the U. S. Constitution and our freedom and general, but at least it wouldn’t specifically trample religious freedom.

So if we’re  going to give up over 200 years of being a free country and embrace big government tyranny, why not at least mandate cough drop coverage?

Rap is probably (no, is) my least favorite form of musical expression, but this ditty from Remy makes the case:

Yeah and listen up peeps, you better check the deal
We got another mandate we gone straight reveal
And if you don’t listen up, we be walking out
Yeah you know cough drops what we talking about

Take a look at this graph, you gonna holler with fear
Cough drops costing me a hundred dollars a year
I’m talking Halls, Ludens, to keep me alive
It’s like a dog-fighting ring, I need Vicks to survive

It’s preventative medicine, suppressing my cough? Word.
I need a vote from each of you-oh, that’s kind of awkward
Cough drops are so tasty-how is it allowed?
Yeah, this guy knows what I’m talking about.

Cherry, honey lemon, or the mentho-lyptus
Directly to my house’s where I suggest you ship this
They come in all kinds of colors and flavors galore
Even sheep sk-wait, I think this one’s yours

I appreciate the testimony, very profound
We need to verify this policy is morally sound
And there’s one reasonable way to see if it should be allowed
And it’s to probe you internally, can somebody get me a towel?

My apologies for the gentleman across the aisle
He doesn’t understand mandates, he hasn’t been here a while
I see no reason we shouldn’t pass your request
Just let me double check, yep, it passes our test

This is not about “men’s health,” this is not a prescription
Mandate Men’s Health, 12 month subscription
Your party has no respect for individual rights
Now come on up here, I’d like to check your insides

Well I guess it’s safe to say this has kind of devolved
Maybe it’s not the best idea to have these people involved
So I think I’m gonna bounce, put this one on the shelf
Hit up the drug store-get some cough drops myself.



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Bob Ellis has been the owner of Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force, a public writer for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for nearly 20 years, including a Tea Party leader and organizer since 2009. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • thisoldspouse

    I hate rap, but this was funny!  And spot on.

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