Here we have the putative Republican front-runner explaning why the individual mandata on health care is a fundamentally conservative principle:
Since buying health insurance, or anything else is an individual responsibility, it seems that opting not to play at all is somehow un-American.
Under Obama, you'll be required to buy a Chevy Volt, which may eventually come with a fire extinguisher. Under Romney, you'll have the option of buying an electric car from any manufacturer you want, but you will be required to buy one.
After this election, the Republican party needs to go the way of the Whigs.