Arrogance wins, America loses 219-212 – Thoughts on the bill


Well, our nightmare continues tonight in a big way.  Obama’s “change” has come in the form of takeover of 1/6th more of our economy, increased deficits, rationed healthcare, exponentially more bureaucracy, mandates, exorbitant taxes, and taxpayer-funded abortion, to name a few.

Obamacare, or better referred to as “the destruction of the American healthcare system”, passed the House 219-212 today.  Stupak and the faux pro-lifers in the House caved and voted for the bill which includes taxpayer-funded abortion.  THERE are NO PRO-LIFE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS and they all lie.

The vote was over two hours ago and I still have a pain deep in the pit of my stomach and my adrenalin is racing….Can’t go to bed.  Why can’t I shake this feeling that something monumental has happened?   Because it has.  

Some claim this is just about getting healthcare for everyone…many Americans believe that….but this bill fundamentally changes the way Americans interact and, yes, are controlled by their government:  government access to medical records, government dictates for testing and care you receive, government insurance payment mandates just because you are alive, government is inserted between you and your doctor and insurance provider.  

In addition, this bill will press insurance companies to lower premiums and inject sky-rocketing costs due to elimination of pre-existing conditions.    This drastic pressure on revenue coupled with great new costs, placed on top of a measly 3-4% profit, will force insurance companies into bankruptcy or government takeover.   The bill is designed for that – Obama wants the government to BE the provider of “insurance”. 

Worse yet, it seems, behind all of this unconstitutional and socialist change,  much of America is still worried about American Idol, manicures, golfing, tattoos, and their next trip to the casino…  It’s not that we can’t continue to live our lives, but we all need to be aware of what is happening to our country.  Read Kitty Werthmann’s story for a great example of what happens when tyrannical change creeps upon a country!

Anyway, to the point of my post….a few notable quotes I’ve found after the healthcare vote tonight:

From RiehlWorldView:

Most importantly, the Democrats are exposed. Obama flushed them out of their hole to save himself. That’s not a hero, it’s a selfish traitor to his party. On top of that, we now have what matters most on the heels of this fiasco – something to fight for. And fight we will.

And we will win in the end. Too many solid citizens were already up in arms, taking to the streets before this. Those numbers will not shrink. They will grow exponentially. As the saying goes, this is not the beginning of the end. It is the end of the beginning.

Let them have their self-congratulatory night and day or two. They’ve been drunk on power and ideology throughout this debate. Kicking the snot out of them when their hangover sets in – and it will –  may be the political highlight of many of our lives.

I am on board for ‘Kicking the snot out ’em” — metaphorically speaking, of course.  Let’s roll.

From Barack Obama himself, the anointed one,via Michelle Malkin:

It’s “another stone laid in the foundation of the American dream.”

And as I wrote in the comments at Malkin’s blog

This coming from the guy who didn’t set foot in the contiguous states until the age of 18, went to school on affirmative action while admitting he befriended Marxists and anti-Americans in college, worked at “community organizing”, and lied his way into the Presidency. 

 He wouldn’t know or understand the American dream if it bit him in #$S.”

AND Paul Ryan handed it to them tonight on the House floor, by simply espousing truth:

America is not just a nationality. It’s not just a massive land from Hawaii to Maine from Wisconsin to Florida. America is an idea. It’s the most pro-human idea ever designed by mankind. Our Founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God, not from government.

Should we now subscribe to an ideology where government creates rights and is solely responsible for delivering these artificial rights and then rations these rights? Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives or do we now believe that government’s role is to equalize the results of people’s lives?

The philosophy advanced on this floor by this majority today is so paternalistic and so arrogant, it’s condescending and it tramples upon the principles that have made America so exceptional.

My friends, we are fast approaching a tipping point where more Americans depend upon the Federal Government than upon themselves for their livelihood, a point where we, the American People, trade in our commitment and our concern for our individual liberties in exchange for government benefits and dependencies.

Fight on my fellow lovers of free America.  This isn’t over!

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5 Responses

  1. wow… you know, i wish this whole thing about rights being given by God and not government was really true. if that had been the case, there would never have been need for a civil rights movement. the people on the “right” really are…clueless.

  2. Fred,
    If our Founders had not espoused their belief of our God-given rights and established it in the Constitution, there never would have existed Civil Rights legislation.

    Your point is not clear. Have rights, at times, been infringed upon in our imperfect country? Sure. But our Constitution forbids it….thank God….and we should work to remedy it anytime it happens.

    If you are insinuating that America is a racist country, you can take your race-baiting drivel elsewhere….or perhaps you should move to the Middle East, Cuba, or parts of Africa or South America where individual Civil Rights are unheard of….perhaps you could witness personally true affronts to civil rights: the slaughter of Iranian Muslims by their own government, fthe slaughter of hundreds of Christians by Muslims in Nigeria, the decades-long Socialist suppression of Cubans by Castro, business takeovers in Venezuela by Chavez.

    Whether you want to believe it or not, we find ourselves with a President and Democratic leaders infringing upon the rights of Americans and establishing an entirely new relationship between Americans and their government…one of control by the latter over the former.

    If you agree with government dictating our rights, then just get out of the way while the rest of us save your country.

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