In my Daily Beast column for this week, I look at conservative’s root philosophical argument against Obamacare — and how that argument goes against the founding principles of our nation. An excerpt:

In the Federalist Papers, James Madison wrote, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” In a nation—in our nation—the whole point is to balance individual self-interest with the common good. Doing so is not antithetical to our nation’s values but, in fact, the entire reason our nation was created in the first place. And believing that as Americans we all have a duty to do things that benefit our fellow citizens and our nation as a whole, isn’t just supporting President Obama and Obamacare. It’s also called patriotism.

You can read my full column here.