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 JeffersonAn 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.