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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Could be You

From Dedicated Dad:

So, I posted a blustery, chest-thumping, downright MANLY post in comments on a blog.

The blogger liked it, made it front-page news, where it was picked up and became front-page news on other blogs - and so on, and so-on...

My first reaction - honestly - was "Oh CRAP!"

Given my political leanings (strict original-intent Constitutionalist/minarchist - just like our Founding Fathers) and my tendency to preach to any who will listen (and lots who won't) it would be nothing short of a miracle for me to not already be on some "potential domestic terrorist" watch-list.

After all, those who vote third-party, carry a copy of our Constitution in their pocket, and quote the Founding Fathers are just one bad day away from becoming the next (hack-spit) Mcveigh - right? Only if you're insane, work for our Government, or are a Congressman - but I repeat myself...

So... Why do I think this deviously mis-named "health-care bill" is such a huge problem?

First, because it's patently unconstitutional.

The Constitution limits Federal Government power to 18 specific things (Article 1 Section 8) and goes on to say (in the 10th Amendment) that ALL other powers are reserved to the states, or to the people. Period. Therefore, this action is a gross abuse of our system of Government - something which should never be tolerated.

Just try to think for a moment: You're being ordered to spend $15,000 a year PER PERSON in your family, for an insurance policy - whether you want it or not. The penalty for willful violation of this "individual mandate" is up to $250,000 in fines and 10 years in prison - for failure to buy INSURANCE?!!.

WHAT country is this again?

If you don't like what the Constitution says, amend it. It's been done 27 times, so it's not exactly an unknown or impossible procedure...

If you don't understand why that MATTERS, well... Just go ahead and label me a racist right-wing extremist and go back to worshiping at the altar of totalitarian government. May your chains rest lightly upon you...

The Government who is powerful enough to give you everything you want is also powerful enough to take everything you have. -- Thomas Jefferson
An overwhelming majority of the things our Federal Government does are rightly classed as "unconstitutional" - a fact which saddens me more than I could say - but this is quite simply intolerable for a number of reasons. I'll attempt to explain some of them to those who care to read:

(1) This is the largest power-grab in the history of our Republic.

"Free health care for EVERYBODY!" seems like a really warm, fuzzy, down-right generous proposition for those who lack the intellectual capacity to see through the surface. That nothing is EVER free is a basic fact of reality. SOMEONE has to pay for it, which means quite literally that half the people in our nation will be forced into virtual slavery - to involuntary labor for the further benefit of others. This is bad, but it's not even close to the worst aspect of this travesty.

(2) This gives the Federal government access to the most private details of your life...

Read the rest.

And remember -- best to have a plan if the political fight against a 60-vote majority in the Senate doesn't go your way.

For in the final analysis, the only difference between you and the chap above is an accident of history.

Get ready.


Blogger Diogenes said...


Broken link.


November 10, 2009 at 2:48 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

Thanks. Just tried the links -- they work here.

November 10, 2009 at 3:22 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

"You're being ordered to spend $15,000 a year PER PERSON in your family,..."
Uh, no.
As I commented at Dedicated_Dad, if you actually read the linked posts, that's $15,000 for the FAMILY plan, not PER PERSON. $1,250 a month.
Anyone here actually priced a family plan? I have the cheapest my employer offers, and it tops $15,000.
Shit, I wish I was "ordered" to spend only $15,000! Sounds like a good deal to me.
But then, that reality doesn't fit the right wingnut/repug talking points.
Damn that reality!

November 10, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

Then you should be smart enough to see that $15k/each - even though a mistaken figure - is much closer to reality than the lies you're being fed.

Name one government program that EVER cost less than double the alleged "estimates." Just one.

I actually typed an explanation, but realized it's a waste of time.

When the realization finally hits that your kool-aid-flavored lollipop is just the same old totalitarian show with a different puppet, please remember that free men tried to warn you.

Until then, may your chains rest lightly upon you...


November 10, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Jeremy said...

His Point still stands. Government is MANDATING that you purchase insurance or go to JAIL. If you are O.K. with that, we have nothing more to discuss, crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget you were ever here.

November 10, 2009 at 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much hate, so little time.
You really hate that there are niggers in the white house, don't you, retard.


November 10, 2009 at 11:37 PM  
Anonymous A Texan said...

Here's another P.O.V. on the legislation and the way in which it was introduced:


Since blogs tend to represent the views of a lot of people who simply have the guts and the dedication to publish them (kind of like snail mail letters - 1 is generally viewed as representing 1,000 voters), I'd say that an awful lot of people are ROYALLY pissed off. To which I say, "GOOD!" I'm not hoping for a violent revolution or acts of violence, but if TPTB can be made to understand that their actions are completely beyond the pale, maybe things will get better. Maybe...but don't count me in the group of people that are holding their breath on that one.

November 10, 2009 at 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the opening of Pirates of the Carribbean 3; A brief glimpse into the future of the USSA.


The comparisons should be obvious, each of us will make up our own contrasts though.


November 11, 2009 at 1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott said: "Shit, I wish I was "ordered" to spend only $15,000! Sounds like a good deal to me."

The issue is not how much we are being forced - under threat of fine,imprisonment OR BOTH - to spend but the fact that we are being forced to spend it!

I'm all for health insurance. Thank the powers above that my wife's employer has a good insurance plan. It's the "be insured OR ELSE" that bugs most folks. If someone wants to self-insure that should be their right!!!

It is said that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. If that is so then it should be self-evident that the more power the government takes THE MORE CORRUPT IT MUST BECOME!!

Bill Mullins
walks away shaking his head and muttering to himself "Land o' the free an' home o' the brave. Says so right here on the label"

November 11, 2009 at 3:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicians and Diapers need to be CHANGED, often for the SAME REASON. Time to get rid of each and every politician: From the local Dog Catcher to The Emperor in the White House and everyone in between. The Clowns in Congress have shown themselves to be either Incompetent or Bought & Paid-For by special interests. The current bunch of Clowns has no clue as to what The Constitution is.

November 11, 2009 at 5:05 AM  
Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

I'm truly amazed you let the moronity of anonymous@11:37 pass - though I guess you probably did so to illustrate the intellectual might of our opposition.

For the record, my response to all of the equally-ridiculous charges of racism has been - and will remain - this:

I don't care that the man's (half) black, but I damn sure have a problem with the fact that he's RED.

I can't stand that there are COMMIES in the white-house (and senate, and HoR, and....

November 12, 2009 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

For those who care to read this far, I thought it would be good to be sure everyone knows who "Scott" is.

From his comments on another blog:
"...A MAJORITY of voters elected Obama as president AND increased the Democrat's majority in the House AND Senate.
The people have spoken.
Go suck on a tea bag..."

Ah, yes. Another intellectual giant of the Left.

What Scott is saying here is that winning an election by a 3% margin and gaining a majority in Congress entitles the "ruling party" to do anything they please - no matter how crooked, no matter how contrary to their campaign promises, no matter what sort of corruption is necessary to get the votes to pass their agenda.

Ergo -- according to Scott -- there can be no objection to the Iraq war, the deviously misnamed "patriot act" or any of the other abuses of the Bush administration.

Sure could have saved themselves a lot of vitriol if they'd figured this out in 2000, huh?

Gee... I wonder if he'd have said the same thing about Germany in the 30's?

Obviously I'm dabbling in some hyperbole here -- as we all know, unquestioning, fellating obeisance to unconstitutional government diktat only applies to his messiah-shaped, kool-ade flavored lollipop (AKA "Dear Reader").

Like most of his ilk, he apparently lacks the intellectual capacity to realize Dear Reader and his puppet-masters may not be in power forever, or to question how all this power might be abused when the republitards eventually take over again.

So be nice you guys -- it's not cool to pick on the "special" kids...

November 12, 2009 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

DD at 1:12 am: Exactly and precisely

November 12, 2009 at 6:10 AM  

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