Remember the French Revolution when Robespierre and his Committee of Public Safety instituted the Reign of Terror? Robespierre said, "Terror is nothing but swift, severe, indomitable justice; it flows, then, from virtue."
Friends of Robespierre were referred to as Citizens; thus, Citizen Boehner or Citizen Cruz. The "Citizens" in France merrily went about lobbing off the heads of anyone who disagreed with the goals of the revolution.
Now we have the ACA which was passed by Congress and signed into law. And, there is also a process to amend laws. If you lose, you can try again, but you don't resort to extortion as a means to achieve your limited ends and minority philosophy.
In the end, the people beheaded Robespierre.