Nope. People are "free" to choose to have me pay for their healthcare instead of paying for it themselves. That's complete crap.The individual mandate in ObamaScare is an entirely different matter - this is a case of Government-compelled purchase of insurance simply to LIVE.
Thus your auto insurance comparison is a completely bogus and irrelevant one.
So it doesn't establish a right to life? Cool. So abortion should be 100% legal. And we can also do away with the military as well, seeing as - according to you - there is no common defense to be provided. Neato. I like this.You're certainly entitled to your opinion. However, you're not entitled to your own bogus interpretation of the US Constitution.
First, you've cited the Preamble. The preamble of the constitution establishes no powers or rights of the federal government.
So then blue states don't have to provide for red states anymore and I can get my tax money back? Gosh, I'm liking this!The only other place the term "general welfare" occurs is in Article I Section 8 - and even here the general welfare clause has absolutely nothing to do with the confiscation of wealth from one group of individuals and the transferring of it to another.
Blah blah blah blah blah.Lib Progressives have completely distorted the meaning of that clause.
"General welfare" as the term is used in the US Constitution refers ONLY to the general welfare of the STATE, not the general welfare of INDIVIDUALS. Thus Article I Section 8 only grants congress the power to collect taxes for the promotion of a general state of well-being for the country as a whole provided the money collected will only be spent by congress according to the limited powers explicitly granted to congress.
Per The 10th Amendment, powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution (such as the wealth redistributive power you are advocating), are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. So if you wish to bring about your lib progressive nirvana, you need to do it throught the States and/or the free private sector (horrors!!), because the federal Gov't does not have the requisite power.
If you doubt the truth of this, please review the transcripts of the Convention debates, Federalist Paper 41 written by James Madison, and the Ratification debates of the Constitution.