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Among the citizens who stood outside the Supreme Court yesterday to demand that the government stop thinking it has some basic duty to its citizens to keep them as alive and healthy as it reasonably can was notable ultraconservative crazy person Rep. Steve King (R-IA). This is not by itself interesting, as Steve King would make an appearance on pretty much any doorstep in the nation if he thought it would gain him a bit of publicity, but his argument against the health care law was, shall we say, interesting:
[C]onservative Iowa Congressman Steve King stepped to the portable lectern in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning and, repeating the words scribbled on a handmade sign being waved around over his head by a man in a cowboy hat, warned the government to “Keep your law off my BODY!!’’
And with that, cats and dogs signed a nonaggression pact; a thousand angels had their wings ripped off; a rainbow was seen over every Planned Parenthood clinic in the land; every intercom in every airport started simultaneously playing Rick Astley's most popular hits, though nobody had touched any of the buttons; hamburgers gained sentience; scientists discovered a new element lighter than hydrogen but heavier than a steel-toed boot; all television sets exploded, and in their place families found live goats well-versed in all of Shakespeare's plays, including the ones that nobody has discovered yet. Then Steve King gained self-awareness, was embarrassed, and apologized for his entire life up until now.

Yeah, just kidding on that last part. Steve King would never gain self-awareness. That's just silly.

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