I had to fight to urge to spit when this evil socialist hag had the nerve to categorize the passage of the Health Care Takeover of 2009 2010 as honoring to the Declaration of Independence and the Founders of this nation. I don’t think I could ever get hit in the head enough confuse an increase in dependence on government as “Honoring” the Charter of our Freedom and the men who set our rights to paper.
Of course, I say this with the full understanding of the fact that rights aren’t really rights if I have to rely on government shaking me and my fellow citizens down to provide them. “Rights” are rights if they would exist without government. Government can take rights away, but they cannot “give” them to me. My rights come from God.
Of course, this means judging on both what we have seen and heard. I have made my judgement. The Constitutional Scholar who “loves this country” so much that he has to “fundamentally change” the relation between the government and us by growing the debt to unsustainable levels, making we the people purchase health insurance, and taking over one-sixth of our economy doesn’t love this country. He loves what he wants to make it.
I can’t look the other way while he and his fellow travellers usurp power they were never meant to have, and do so while proclaiming it to be for our own good. Like many of my friends who served this nation in uniform, I also took an oath, and it also requires me to support the Constitution of the United States.
I will oppose these actions with every fiber of my being. I will do everything I can peaceably, and if they remain determined to subvert the law and enslave the people of this nation, then I too, will have to remain resolute.
“General Welfare” means for everyone’s benefit, not for a few people’s benefit. You don’t decide to fix something for a few by changing it for everyone, and then sticking us all with the bill. Especially not for something that is not for the federal government to act upon at all. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments could not be more clear.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
For too long, the Federal Government constantly pushed the envelope of its power through the Commerce Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause, and the General Welfare clause, with nary a shove back from the people or the individual states. Indeed, one might think that the Civil War abolished these amendments. However, if mandating that you must buy government approved health insurance, as part of a scheme that can only end with private carriers going out of business and leaving the government as the sole provider of health insurance coverage is a legitimate exercise of the power granted to the federal government, then the Ninth and Tenth Amendment mean nothing.
Those who actually know what the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution mean have no intention of letting these people fundamentally change the only free nation on earth. We were unconvinced by the lies peddled leading up to this vote. We will remain unconvinced when you tour this country trying to sell us what you already bought for us, like hucksters of old selling stock in the Acme Barn Door and Widget Oil Company. We will remain unconvinced when you pack up your offices and go back to your home districts, praying you will be granted anonymity.
Thanks to ACE, via Nice Deb.