Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook fights for health-care freedom (cough, cough)

God bless Kansas state Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook of Shawnee, who is leading the effort to secure a Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment. Cook, who like others on the far right is afraid of a government takeover of everything, is already worried about Kansas losing its sovereignty.

“If you’re like me, you are deeply concerned about the direction our country is headed, and you want to know the individuals who are at work, putting hard effort into seeing that our liberty is protected, ” Pilcher Cook writes in her letter explaining the Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment. She is dedicated to (note the threatened, militaristic tone):

  • Preserving the freedom of Kansans to provide for their health care.
  • Safeguarding the liberty of Kansans from any federal government action, which would coerce participation in a health care system.
  • Defending the independence of Kansans to pay directly for health care services without penalty.

I’m no expert on this stuff, but much of the language of Pilcher Cook’s amendment makes no logical sense. For example, this sentence in the Explanatory Statement:

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