In another response to the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act as Constitutional, Walter Hudson of the North Star Tea Party Patriots asks and answers how the Tea Party should respond to this development.
His answer is a much longer term conversation with the American public than just winning the next election or even just repealing “Obamacare“. His long term conversation appears to center around convincing America that they have no duty to anyone around them:
We will not elect a president, a Congress, a governor, a state legislature, nor see the appointment of a Supreme Court or lower adjudicators who respect our fundamental individual rights until we purge from our culture this notion of an innate duty toward others. As I write that, I know it makes many flinch. Indeed, that reflex is precisely the problem! [emphasis mine]
It is unclear how far Mr. Hudson extends this extreme individualism. Do we have a duty to our families? Do we have any duties to our neighbors, neighborhoods, communities? Do we have any duty to our state or country? If so, what are they? If we have no “innate” duty towards others in our society can organized society really survive?