Billy Beck: Here’s How You Do It

From Billy Beck:

“If you think you have a right to force me to pay for your health care, then why don’t you have a right to force me to pick your cotton?”

It was Jeffrey Quick who asked that over at Facebook, and it’s one of the most elegant questions that I have ever seen on any subject.

I think I might have this done on a T-shirt, and I’m going to wear that sonofabitch out until someone answers me.

16 responses to “Billy Beck: Here’s How You Do It

  1. Damn, if that ain’t good and should really sell. I’m game.

  2. There’s a t-shirt shop over on South Padre Island that will put just about anything ya want on a T-shirt, I think I’ll make a little change to Yer Shirt Billy and have mine say:
    If you can force me to pay for your health-care, Then I can force you to pick my cotton. Do ya think some would call that RACIST!
    Dennis
    III
    Texas
    Or will some see the Parallel.

  3. I sent an email to Peter, but his was full. This is what I sent.

    This is what I got back. What do you think?
    ========
    Lot of lettering, most won’t take time to read it. But I can do it.

    Let me know.

    PoP’s

  4. Of course the short answer is they can force you pick cotton.
    Or …
    Buy auto insurance.
    Fork over x% of your income.
    Move to an internment camp. Or a reservation.
    Evacuate your home.
    Pay extra for everything (sales tax).
    Go to war.
    Confiscate your gold.
    Ration your food.
    Just because some of these options aren’t currently being exercised, does not mean they won’t be. All the above has happened to Americans of one sort or another over the years.

  5. That’s almost as good as the one I was thinking of making, with the legend: Neurotypical Women Frighten Me.

    That nineteenth amendment was a very bad idea.

    Normal women, if not married to good men, ALWAYS tend to vote for more government busybodyness and bullying.

  6. Trim the text down and put half on the front and half on the back:

    Front:
    Make me pay for your health care….
    Back:
    ….and I’ll make you pick my cotton.

  7. That nineteenth amendment was a very bad idea.

    Indeed, John Lott proved it empirically:

    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=160530

  8. brocktownsend

    Make me pay for your health care….
    Back:
    ….and I’ll make you pick my cotton.

    Thanks, I’ll run it by him.

  9. And anybody that thinks the 19th Amendment WAS a good idea, try asking a woman to “watch your back” in a fistfight. I know fistfights and voting don’t go together, but anybody who voted for Obongo in droves is not going to back you up when his Marxist schiese comes home to roost, either. When he starts pissing(more)down our backs, his legions of harridans are going to tell us it’s raining.

  10. Alan W. Mullenax

    There was a reason they weren’t allowed to vote.

    The woman who lives in my house voted for Obama.

    She won’t be doing that next time. Or she’ll be out on her ass.

  11. Justthisguy writes: “Normal women, if not married to good men, ALWAYS tend to vote for more government busybodyness and bullying.

    Was the women’s war against alcohol more or less of a government expansion than men’s wars of conquest and their drafts and taxes? I think normal humans of both genders vote for more government busybodyness and bullying, they just focus on different things to bully people about. Perhaps this is the difference between stereotypical men’s and women’s voting patterns?:

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. — C. S. Lewis

    Bill Buppert writes: “That nineteenth amendment was a very bad idea. Indeed, John Lott proved it empirically

    Empires have been overextending and crashing for thousands of years, and mostly women didn’t vote in that. The same thing happened after women got the vote in America, but now you can blame it on women?

  12. Empires have been overextending and crashing for thousands of years, and mostly women didn’t vote in that. The same thing happened after women got the vote in America, but now you can blame it on women?

    if only it were that easy but they are simply one component in the success in expanding government in America.

  13. Justthisguy: in the mid-90’s, I dated a very sharp woman who studied evolutionary biology at Johns Hopkins University. She made an extremely compelling case that the 19th amendment was an unmitigated disaster and women should *never* be allowed to vote. I could not refute a single thing that she said about it.

    • […] evolutionary biology at Johns Hopkins University. She made an extremely compelling case that the 19th amendment was an unmitigated disaster and women should never be allowed to vote. I could not refute a single thing that she said about it.

      Billy, I am not a fan of evolutionary biology, especially about humans, because it makes so many nondisprovable statements. What experiment can you do to prove that society is thus because women behave thus? It’s plausible that women might have evolved to be subservient, and since it’s plausible and politically convenient we’ll consider it fact.

      How different is this from a political gang of the church type’s myth for why its power is legitimate: Women are supposed to be subservient because a powerful creature named “God” created them that way; our priests learned this via telepathic communication with this extraterrestrial alien, and you don’t get to question anything? Women were made to be subservient; also blacks, Jews, etc. The rulers can plug any minority they want into that “argument”, and have in the past.

  14. Instead have the T-shirt read:
    “If you think you have a right to force me to pay for your health care, then why don’t I have a right to force you to pick my cotton?”
    Watch the reactions.