Will today be another day that lives on in infamy? This morning, I wonder. After much bluster and nonsense yesterday, while thousands of red-blooded American taxpayers gathered at the Capitol Building and the Capital switchboard and computer systems nearly went belly-up from the millions of calls and emails in protest of both health care “reform” and the process by which such ursupation of American liberty was being done, House Democrats backed down on “deem and pass”, that ridiculous parlimentary procedure that would have had them voting to agree that they voted to agree the Senate bill was passed as is.
This is a good thing. It is one less piece of fabric in Nancy Pelosi’s skirt under which House Democrats can try and hide. Today will be a straight vote in the House on the contents of the Senate’s version of health care “reform”. Complete with its taxpayer funding for abortion.
The House will then vote on their demands to the Senate that are intended to amend the Senate bill. But with the Senate bill passed as is in both Senate and House, His Transparency can sign it into law and the Senate is under no obligation to even consider the House amendment bill.
Which leaves Democrats in both houses of Congress in a bit of a fix. House Democrats will sign the death warrant of their political career by voting for the Senate bill, even if they vote again in favor of their own amendment legislation. The Senate Democrats believe they have already caved to the wishes of the same constituents with their version so will sign their own political career’s death warrant if they later pass the House’s amendment legislation, which puts even greater penalties and taxes in place on Americans than what they passed in great haste last Christmas Eve. And the entire process by which today has been reached has left a bad taste in the mouths of even those who are in favor of these tyrannical violations of Constitutional freedoms.
Let’s not forget that a rally for amnesty for illegal immigrants is scheduled to take place in D.C. today. A whole clammering crowd of those who wish only to take advantage of the labors of those who have followed the laws of this great land and, if the Senate bill passes in the House, will end up having their health insurance premiums subsidized by honest, hard-working American taxpayers. Rather ironic, don’t you think?
Unless the Senate bill fails to pass in the House today the November 2010 midterm elections are certain to be a not just a bloodbath, but a total rout. Not only of Democrats in Washington but of the Democratic party itself. For the progressive liberal path upon which Americans have been led by Democrats, lo these last 100 years, is now at long last being seen clearly for what it is: the death of the Republic. And though generations of Americans have sat back and allowed the inch-by-inch encroachment on their inalienable Rights and their freedoms, the day has dawned when that line that must never be crossed is right in front of them.
One might almost feel a certain pity for those in Congress today. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. But this did not become the most powerful nation on Earth without reason. And that reason is the sane minds of the Founding Fathers, who with preternatural wisdom and foresight created a system through which the best of what is Man could flourish. It was birthed by the literal blood of patriots then, and will be defended and protected with the figurative blood of patriots today.
With liberty and justice for all.