I get a little ragetastic when people compare being angry about Health Care or President Obama or whatever, to be a Patriot in the Revolutionary War.
Patriots like Sam Adams opposed Taxation without Representation.
The fine people who voted for Health Care Reform, and the President who initiated the campaign are all elected officials. We voted for them. You, taxpayer, have representation. Whether you agree with what the elected officials did is a moot point. You were represented.
Furthermore, when I taught U.S. Government, a lot of students, (and apparently grown-ups struggle with this too,) forget that we aren't, in fact, a Democracy. We have a democratic process that results in a Republic.
A Republic, like the U.S., is a constitutionally limited government, in which elected representatives are the governing body.
In a Democracy, the governing body is the majority.
I think the teabaggers and the new "Sons of Liberty" (That sound you hear is Sam Adams spinning in his grave,) tend to think because the majority of Americans don't like President Obama, or support the Health Care Reform Bill, that we shouldn't have to abide by the laws created by that Administration. Or that we somehow have a case for claiming that the Constitution is being Destroyed by Those There Liberals. Majority Rules!
Sorry guys, but the Revolutionaries created a Republic. I know it sucks when your elected officials don't make decisions you like. Believe me, I grew up with the Bush Administration. But it doesn't mean that they are using the Constitution as toilet paper.
It means you can vote again in 3 years.
ps. The Constitution gives the Federal Government to levy taxes, as well as regulate business that cross state lines, which health care policies/companies frequently do. (See the Commerce Clause, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constititution. It's the section I've been using as toliet paper.) For those of you worried about the health of the 10th Amendment.
Better luck next time.