Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on Non-Violent Resistance to ObamaCare


In her latest Forbes column, Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia offers a citizen's guide on how to resist ObamaCare. As she writes:

The prerequisites for any movement's success are credible leaders and a moral high ground. The first means that opponents of ObamaCare cannot—cannot—let Mitt Romney come within sniffing distance of their cause….

As for maintaining the moral high ground, ObamaCare opponents have to be very careful when invoking rhetoric from the revolutionary period. Tea Partiers quote the Founders, especially Thomas Jefferson who said that the "tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants." But any hint of violence—even inadvertent—will compromise their cause.

Read the whole thing here.