A grave marker for American liberty.

“Human beings will generally exercise power when they can get it, and they will exercise it most undoubtedly in popular governments under pretense of public safety.” –Daniel Webster

Toward the Nationalization of Health Care

The Pied Piper

With Senate and House passage of Barack Hussein Obama’s so-called “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” liberals have now sealed the deal to nationalize the American health care system — almost 17 percent of the U.S. economy. Passage of this measure completes the “triple crown” of the Left’s Socialist agenda: Social Security, Medicare and now health care. One may conclude that nationalized health care, like Social Security and Medicare before it, will soon be bankrupt. (See how your Senator and Representative voted.)

There is no provision in the United States Constitution giving the central government the authority to nationalize health care, but liberals have never let the Constitution stand in the way of their incremental efforts to socialize the U.S. economy.

Remarks by the leaders of both House Republicans and Democrats demonstrate that neither Party’s leadership has sufficient regard for First Principles, for Constitutional Rule of Law.

Most Republicans give it scant lip service, while virtually all Democrats reject Rule of Law outright.

In his remarks about the legislation, Republican Leader John Boehner did mention the Constitution, but repeated the same worn refrains about what the American people want.

“Today, this body, this institution, enshrined in the first article of the Constitution by our Founding Fathers as a sign of the importance they placed on this House, should be looking with pride on this legislation and our work. But it is not so. … When we came here, we each swore an oath to uphold and abide by the Constitution as representatives of the people. But the process here is broken. The institution is broken. And as a result, this bill is not what the American people need, nor what our constituents want. … We have failed to listen to America. And we have failed to reflect the will of our constituents.”

No, Mr. Boehner. You did not take an oath to support and defend the “will of our constituents.”

In her remarks about the legislation, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not, of course, mention the Constitution, but she did offer this adulterated view of First Principles, an outright prevarication: “In [passing this legislation], we will honor the vows of our Founders, who in the Declaration of Independence said that we are ‘endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ This legislation will lead to healthier lives, more liberty to pursue hopes and dreams and happiness for the American people.”

This assertion is an affront to everything our Founders embodied in our national documents of incorporation, and Pelosi, et al., know that.

Pelosi added, “You will be joining those who established Medicare and Social Security… This is an American proposal that honors the tradition of our country.”

Nails in the coffin!

For his part, Obama remarked, “At a time when the pundits said it was no longer possible, we rose above the weight of our politics. We proved that this government, a government of the people and by the people, still works for the people. … This isn’t radical reform, but it is major reform. This is what change looks like. … This represents another stone firmly laid at the foundation of the American Dream.”

That would be a tombstone, a grave marker for American liberty.

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9 Responses to “A grave marker for American liberty.”

  1. TexasFred Says:

    Need to shove that gavel up her ass…

  2. Alfie Says:

    After all the Botox and cosmetic surgery that might be a tight fit.
    That image bothers me to no end. I for one am looking forward to the msnbc /NYT genius that runs the story of how all the fallout of this debacle is because of the right. Here we go

  3. Patrick Sperry Says:

    ROARS LAUGHING @ Alfie!
    I forget the guys name right now Alfie, but he’s a former Bush speech writer, and he is already doing that. Frum..?

  4. Alfie Says:

    Yeah you’re right. I actually have enjoyed some previous articles from him but was blown away by the piece on his blog and CNN.I’ll have to do some hunting and see if he’s talking that smack in the National Post.

  5. Chuck Says:

    Great post Patrick. I cannot even find the energy to mention it on head muscle. Even if this is found unconstitutional, which is possible, the damage will already be done. We have elected a ship of fools to office and they have run us hard aground.

    Oh, and don’t poke fun at Nancy’s gavel. Once the new healthcare plan kicks in, it will be the only form of anesthesia available…

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  7. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Chuck… ROARS LAUGHING! Oh, btw, I tried to add Head Muscle to the blogroll and it didn’t take. Could you provide the URL please.

    Me. I was thinking of another use for it… think Colonoscopy…

  8. Chuck Says:

    Patrick,

    Head Muscle is http://headmuscle.wordpress.com

    Thanks!
    Chuck

  9. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Got ya added Chuck!

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