Well, simple, of course: Because it would then be exposed to the ridicule and great marketplace of ideas that has always been the hallmark of our great country, and therefore the far left-controlled dems absolutely eschew such openness. I've said before, folks, these are dangerous times for the country as we know it, and we're seeing more of that play out today. But regardless, it would appear that there's a good chance that the "opt out" is pure subterfuge, anyway, reading between the lines. Bob Beckel (a well-connected liberal whom I respect and whom I think is usually honest in his proclamations) on FoxNews tonight indicated that deals have been struck in far back rooms of congress, and he predicted that the way this will go down is that the "opt out" will be effectively eliminated by a last-minute amendment from (allegedly, although I think it's pretty accurate) left-wing GOP senator Snowe that will inject a so-called "trigger" into the final bill that the senate will pass -- all apparently in an effort to confuse the populace even more. That is, we will be struggling to figure out what the "opt out" means in the first place without being able to read it, and then suddenly we'll get a last-minute bait-and-switch into a "trigger" (which likewise we'll never be allowed to read) that will pass the senate based on back-room deals made, then only to be rubber-stamped into law, in all likelihood, by the radical-left-controlled house . It's a chain of events that wouldn't surprise me at all. These leftists control everything in our federal government, folks -- if you really ever thought they wouldn't ram something through, then you were probably a bit naive.