After three days of Obamacare arguments in the Supreme Court, the national rhetoric couldn't be higher. The battle is being fought along party lines. As is so often the case, higher thinking is dying a barbaric death in those trenches.
In the attached clip Breakout welcomes lawyer, author and polymath Ben Stein to discuss the greater implications of the historic case and whether or not there's a better idea being lost in the noise.
Stein says the issue before the SCOTUS won't necessarily set a precedent from which all other debates of personal liberty versus government control cases will be decided. A proponent of what he calls "legal realism," Stein feels cases are decided more on the how the judges personally feel at the time.
Risking being labeled a traitor to his political party, Stein gives President Obama's healthcare plan an endorsement of sorts.
"I don't think Obamacare is a bad idea, they just went about it in a extremely rudimentary, crude, unthinking way," he says.Read More »from GOP Must Show More Compassion About Health Care: Ben Stein