I’m not sure where we are this evening, dear readers, but we’re certainly not in the Republic of the United States any more. At 1045 p.m., the House of Representatives voted to change this great nation into a banana republic by passing the Senate’s version of health care “reform”. They then voted to send their even more restrictive and more debt-containing “reconciliation” bill over to the Senate. A Senate that has absolutely no obligation to even consider it, mind you, let alone actually pass it into law.
Michigan Representative Bart Stupak and most of his pro-life Democratic delegation voted “yes” for this blatant reversal of the Hyde amendment prohibiting the use of taxpayer funding of abortions, based only on a worthless piece of paper that His Transparency agreed at the last hour to sign as an Executive Order. An order that in first draft merely reiterates bits and pieces of the Senate bill and has absolutely NO weight behind it since an Executive Order can’t trump law.
As a lawyer, Stupak knows all this, which makes him a traitor of the worst sort. But, as is said, once a Democrat, always a Democrat and so it is that Americans, if they still believe in the inalienable Rights given to them by the literal blood and sweat of the Founding Fathers, now have a long, hard road ahead. Life as we know it is going to be messy for a good long while since there will be immediate court challenges filed against the unconstitutional aspects of the Senate bill, including the individual mandate that NOT doing something now becomes a crime. In 38 states, attorney generals are readying lawsuits to exempt their states from the legislation. And the true conservative part of the GOP has begun the effort to gather support for an outright appeal of it.
And yet most of us have to get up tomorrow morning and go about our regular business of making a living and living our regular lives. It’s a surreal feeling tonight and I weep with both Lady Liberty and Justice. I weep because the America I so dearly love does not deserve this usurpation of her liberties, this castration of those things that have made Her the most powerful nation on earth, even though a majority of her citizens were stupid enough to believe that “hope and change” meant something a little less tyrannical.
Immigration reform is next, you know. The Democrats are hoping that an infusion of millions of grateful new citizens via amnesty, though they are today all criminals, will help them next November. No matter there is then the risk of these criminals legally displacing more American workers at a time when America’s unemployment rate still hovers near 10%. No matter that hard-working Americans will have even more health insurance (and abortions) to subsidize with their tax dollars.
The road ahead is, indeed, going to be long and hard. And bloodier than previously anticipated.
May God have mercy on us.