I read the latest news about the Democrats’ strategy to pass so-called health care “reform” and hear the soft sounds of the Founding Fathers weeping. Now dawns the day I feared when Americans decided to blindly cast a majority vote for “hope and change” that was designed as nothing more than to cloak taxation without representation.
Tyranny now stands before us.
I’ve never seen such insanity emanating from Washington, D.C. and I fear for my beloved country. Looking at the larger picture, I’m aghast at the sheer laziness of so many generations of Americans that has allowed the progressive liberals to lead them by the nose down this wicked path to enslavement. A laziness that thinks it’s perfectly fine for the government to keep stealing more and more hard-earned taxpayer money in order to spend it on what is, in the end, not really help but instead simply entitlements for a never-ending cast of know-it-all progressive liberal “intellectually-elite”-defined “victims”. Actions have consequences, intended or not, and outside of some Ivy League fantasy they are the individual’s responsibility. Whether from having borrowed or spent more money than can possibly repaid and therefore losing your house or failing to use birth control and getting pregnant, stupidity doesn’t make you a “victim”, it just makes you…stupid. And no one else should be forced to bail you out.
Still, there are times when people honestly need help, but such charitable endeavors rightly belong to the private sector. Neighbor is the one to help their neighbor, not the federal government. The job of the federal government is by Constitutional design little more than to keep the country secure, to maintain interstate infrastructure, and to help keep relations between the states smooth. But Americans have continued to take the easy way out, handing over bigger and bigger chunks of their paychecks to old Uncle Sam instead of writing a check to charity themselves or, heaven forbid, actually volunteering their time and getting their hands dirty. They hand over their personal responsibility to help their neighbor through ever-increasing payroll deductions and then lay claim to virtuous deeds performed on their behalf after a hefty skim off the top to pay bureaucrats double the going price in the private sector.
It didn’t used to be that way in America. And when the federal government wasn’t running the private sector and doing for the individual what is the individual’s responsibility to do for themselves that was when this country was great and it was what made this country so powerful. People directly helping other people, not sitting around and selfishly waiting on the federal government to “spread the wealth”.
To the nuns and the Catholic Health Association, and anyone else who now suddenly, conveniently thinks the Senate health care “reform” bill is “good enough” in its abortion language because the House is willing to circumvent Constitutional checks and balances to pass it on partisan party lines based solely on some flim-flam sham of a promise to “fix it all later”, I say this: you have no right to demand that any American involuntarily donate to your cause. Willing or not, who do you think supports your efforts now? All charities are given tax breaks that come at the expense of the general population, regardless whether those within the general population agree with their work or not. Don’t demand that we now be forced to subsidize abortions with our tax dollars because you, personally, want to “help” more people. Wanting to help is all fine and noble, but it belongs to the individuals within private sector to fund at their discretion, not the federal government.
To members of Congress, particularly those in the Nuthouse, listen and listen good. A majority of Americans think your ideas about health care “reform” are flat-out wrong and a full 3/4 of Americans think Congress is doing a piss-poor job and taking this great nation in entirely the wrong direction. And, though it may surprise you, a majority of Americans DO care about process and slaughtering Constitutional checks and balances in order to violate the Constitution’s declared inalienable Rights of Americans is seen clearly for what it is. WRONG. We understand what is at stake here, we see the dangers to liberty that now have faces and names, most with a “D” after them. Unlike you, we balance our personal budgets and we know that saying you’re going to cut something where there is no realistic chance of that happening but instead spending those “savings” elsewhere is a double-dip. We know that giving someone money for their health insurance is just a backdoor subsidy that simply frees up their own money to be spent on a policy that covers abortions and in the real world we call it enabling.
Bottom line: the majority of Americans aren’t stupid. And so today we weep.
But tomorrow we vote.