Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kill the Bill!

Taking advantage of the first amendment, courtesy of the Colorado Springs Gazette:

The House of Representatives approved socialized medicine in the United States, a move that stands to fundamentally change a country that is unique in the world for defending individuals in providing for themselves and making their own choices.

The health care package results from bribery, corruption, a lack of concern for what the majority of Americans want and a disregard for the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Despite passage, don't count on "free" health care or any other aspect of this ill-conceived package to materialize. It just isn't likely to fly.

The 10th Amendment couldn't be much clearer: "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."

Just where does the Constitution authorize the Congress or President Barack Obama to force individuals to buy health insurance? Nowhere. The federal government may no more force a person to buy health insurance than it may force one to buy a house, a car or a college education.

Nobody alive has seen the federal government function in such an openly corrupt manner as President Obama and the Democratic majority have in trying to force their health care agenda on the public. Stunts including the Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback have sickened Americans, not to mention the knowledge of politicians supporting and voting for a bill they cannot possibly have read. The dignity of the Congress has never been more in question. A year ago, nobody could have imagined President Obama's approval rating going so low as it has in recent weeks. He promised to govern from the middle and has instead governed with a heavy hand from the left, essentially forcing a health care agenda most people do not want.

Already, 36 states are ready to sue the federal government because the United States Constitution doesn’t authorize Congress to impose socialized health care.

Regardless of Sunday night’s vote, the health care package is unlikely to ever take effect. Sometimes, when you win you lose. Congress cannot get away with violating the law of the land, especially when it lacks support of anything approaching a majority of Americans.

Most likely, Democrats accomplished nothing more Sunday than destruction of their party. They indulged a delusional sense that majority control authorizes them to do whatever they want and to heck with what the people desire.

The country can’t afford this plan and the rational majority know it. It’s unlikely to pass constitutional muster in court. Voters and politicians in states, including Colorado, will do everything imaginable to stop it. After health care reform fails to materialize, it may go down in history as a prime example of how checks and balances work against absolute power and corruption in the United States. Ultimately, the fate of this bill will determine whether this country favors government or the governed. Count on it to favor the governed, as it has for more than 200 years.
I am all about getting people the medical attention they need, but not at the expense of the entire nation. I know I've offended several by this post, but I love that we live in a country where we can express our opinions. For now at least :)

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