What should infuriate you the most is the fact that the same elected officials who implemented this mandate have recently declared themselves exempt from it. That is to say, these officials are forcing you to partake in something that they themselves are refusing. If Obamacare is so great, why then are federal employees and elected officials getting special treatment and opting out?
Paul is obviously correct. It is a fundamental idea of the rule of law that the legislators should have to eat their own soup. It goes back beyond the founders but they were highly aware of it. They never, ever imagined the sort of excuses and waivers that are routine now. Just think if those who wrote the legislation had to consider what it would actually be like to live under the thing they were creating. We are very far from a rule of law regime, very far indeed.