Patriot Post queried the honest question to members of Congress that supposedly the taxpaying citizens elected to run our government:
Where is the constitutional authority for a federal mandate that individuals must buy health insurance?
Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat in red-state Nebraska, pleaded the Fifth: “Well, you know, uh, uh, I don’t know that I’m a constitutional scholar, so, I, I’m not going to be able to answer that question.”
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) likewise dodged the question, saying, “I’m not aware of [any constitutional authority], let me put it that way. But what we’re trying to do is to provide for people who have needs and that’s where the accessibility comes in, and one of the goals that we’re trying to present here is to make it accessible.” Right. “Provide” for them by mandating they do something under penalty of massive fines and/or imprisonment — that’s leftist “compassion” for you.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) answered, “The United States Congress passed laws regarding Medicare and Medicaid that became de facto mandatory programs. States all the time require people to have driver’s licenses. I think that this is a bit of a spurious argument that’s being made by some folks.” Uh, states require licenses only for theprivilege of driving.
So the question that immediately pops into one’s mind – Why in the blazes did the people of those states and districts elect people like the above to the US Congress of the United States?
If one takes the time to look up the voting record of these pretend statesmen, we immediately find that they are not statesmen in the true sense of the word, nor the protector of the Constitution as their office oath requires to be sworn to when taking that office.
And, we can also discover by these questions where the gist of the blame is when it comes to how operates our government and what kind of person the people choose.
So, if society is initially to blame for who runs our government – just who is serving whom?
Then, one could surmise that it is society who must first reform itself in order to achieve reformation of a government For the People and By the People and not the other way around.
Senator Ben Nelson stated he wasn’t a constitutional scholar. No one expects him to be as knowledgeable as a Supreme Court justice is expected to be, but he is voting on legislation that does not require a constitutional scholar to understand its implications and impact on the American people, if he indeed read it any of it and the several amendments attached since. However, it was reported two days ago that Senator Nelson was intending to join those blocking the Obamacare legislation.
Senator Daniel Akaka’s answer was typical side-stepping politician answers that says something but means nothing.
And Senator Mark Warner is a real winner – Americans are privileged to be allowed to operate a motor vehicle! Did you know that you are driving your car because the government benevolent enough to allow you to? Senator Warner is one of the Pelosi elite that want Americans to be forced to have healthcare insurance or be fined and/or jailed.
Where do these people come from? I don’t know, I didn’t vote to have them elected. So where is the gist of the blame for all of this?
If our government is a microcosm of our society, our society is deeply in trouble and morally and intellectually bankrupt. Now you know why Thomas Jefferson insisted that the American people be educated and not illiterate – it makes better citizens and creates a better life for those citizens. And when I say education, I am not referring to the learning from textbooks that contain the politically correct ideologists that mandate that anything else is wrong – I am talking about fundamental education and the teaching of how our government was established, the people who established it, and how it is supposed to operate, and why. I am not talking about textbooks that teach theory as fact and promote misinformation in the name of a consensus promoted by junk scientists and self-serving politicians.
When a senator in the United States Congress cannot understand the simple language in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights – how in blazes can he possibly understand the US tax code or the Obamacare legislation they are trying to pass? It is not written in simple language, nor is it brief and to the point. They purposefully write it that way.
As far as the latest move against US Constitution, Bill of Rights and liberties established by the founders of our government and nation, Patriot Post’s Mark Alexander stated concerning the cold-hearted socialist from California, senior elitist in the so-called Democratic Party of the United States in The Digest of November 13th, 2001:
The Constitution took a beating Saturday night when the House passed its 2,000-page version of ObamaCare by a 220-215 vote. Only one Republican, Joseph Cao ofNew Orleans, voted for the $1 trillion bill, while 39 Democrats voted against it. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn’t dwell on the bipartisan opposition to this legislative disgrace, instead saying, “We’re glad to take responsibility for this bill. And the credit.” Famous last words? Perhaps. Pelosi has reportedly informed fellow Democrats that she is willing to lose seats in 2010 to get health care “reform” passed. And why not? As Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto quipped, “At 69, Pelosi stands a good chance of facing a death panel before she leads a majority of this size again.”
And in regards to the ObamaCare and subsequent amendments like the public option:
…it was likely a hollow victory anyway, as House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) says there is “no guarantee” the amendment will survive. In fact, the real “right to life” issue is that every medical decision may soon be subject to both political and budgetary considerations. What ever happened to the old liberal slogan, “Keep your laws off my body“?
Furthermore, the bill raises a tax issue. … That’s a 69 percent increase, the result of which will be less investment, lower stock prices, economic turmoil and a drop in tax revenue. Of course, revenue is one of the gimmicks in the bill — the Senate bill counts on 10 years of new taxes to pay for just seven years of spending. And it includes a government-run long-term insurance program that begins collecting premiums in 2011 but waits until 2016 to pay benefits.
The Queen of Socialism, Pelosi, who stated that those who dissent or are against the Democratic Party’s socialist agenda are “un-American“, and Shuler says is misunderstood has no qualms about passing a law that would fine people and/or put them in jail due to this Obamacare package that is so good for the American people that the congressional members and government are exempt. Imagine if a private entity insurance company told you that they were collecting premiums as of January 2010, but you wouldn’t be covered until 2015? For those of you who have either decided not to get involved, or believed in the motto: Change You Can Believe In, or were just too busy or lazy to contact your representative and senators about this important issue – this is what you will get if the legislation is passed into law – and it will be if it reaches President Obama’s desk for signature, because unlike what he promised when he wanted your vote, he won’t read before signing. Not that he probably would understand what he is reading even if he did.
Mark Alexander also noted something else in this so-called Obamacare legislation – a tort provision:
One other notable stinker is a tort provision that gives “incentive payments” to states that come up with “alternative medical liability law” that encourages “fair resolution” of disputes and “maintains access to affordable liability insurance.” The catch is that states can’t “limit attorneys’ fees or impose caps on damages.” DNC Chair Howard Dean was right: Democrats don’t have the guts to stand up to their ambulance-chasing sugar daddies.
Meanwhile, some 11 amendments requiring members of Congress to be enrolled in the public plan were rejected by Democrats. What’s good for the goose is apparently not so appealing to the gander.
Not only has those the People elected come to think they are above the law, they now think that whatever they legislate is only for other Americans, not themselves. Isn’t this alone proof of guilt in what has been said of this move against an issue involving 1/6th of our nation’s economy, while they now control the banks, financial institutions, energy and automobile industries? Mr. Obama is not the initial culprit of this takeover – but he certainly has accelerated it.
This proposed legislation, folks, has nothing to do with what is good for the People, it is another brick in the wall they are building in the foundation of a socialist America and what they deem a better world through government – not By The People and certainly not For the People.
Meanwhile, as anger and outrage germinates among the populace, the media and those in charge of our government are categorizing citizens voicing their stance against the circumstances and the people who have altered our government to the intrusive and powerful impact it has on our every day lives – taxation without representation, increased taxation instead of reduced spending, taxing money that has already been taxed (income tax, excise tax, surtax, et cetera); and unconstitutional mandates all amount to what caused the revolution that severed ourselves from the government of Great Britain in 1776 to be likened with terrorist cells and violent paramilitary groups. The National Tea Party movement has been described by the media as angry, fanatical citizens (look at photos of these rallies and please show me where you see a crazed fanatic among the tens of thousands present) – when in fact they are the citizens up to this point been the silent majority. Well, they are no longer silent, and as the 2008 election demonstrates, no longer a majority either. It is their fault for being silent for too long. In a way, one can sympathize that they were more concerned with their personal life situations like raising families and pursuing their American Dream – but now see all those dreams burned in the fires of those who are against the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights unless it can be tailored to match with their agenda to create an Americanized version of the socialist, nanny state. They were silent too long, they were apathetic too long – they and America can no longer stand another day of appeasement to those who destroy what made America great and what created our nation.
Yes, there is a revolution going on, but not like the one in 1776, yet. In fact, it has already started, just that not everyone has noticed. It is not an armed rebellion, not in the eyes of a true patriot, but a rebellion against tyranny to PREVENT violence. If there are angry citizens it is because politicians in Washington and state governments are not listening. They are content with politics as usual and business as usual with private sector special interests and that, like in the past, voters have a short-term memory.
Will you sit idly by and prove them correct?
The revolution is not against just the Obama administration, but all members of the US Congress and state governments that ignore what has been written in the Constitution and its Bill of Rights – and they ignore the people that put them in their position in the first place. I admit that there are those out there in America who are against Mr. Obama because of his race, but that is not the case of the rest of grassroot America who now stands up after two other presidents and other US congresses that has continued the shredding of the documents that guarantee life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For too long we have listened to their copout diatribe about the evil corporate empires being at fault for what is taking place in our nation, and indeed this has some truth to it and only because those evil empires are funding those tyrants that sit in Congress and the Oval Office. An individual or an entity cannot cry foul if they are part of the corruptive process that say is the cause of our economic depression, our cost-of-living crisis and our poor world standing in education and world trade.
The time to act is now, and by action I mean standing up those who believe they can run your life better than you can. The busy bodies of the neighborhood is in Washington DC and your state government capitols and they are gaining more and more power that will not be for the better. We have seen how well socialism works in Europe and watch it grow to communism and fascism. Why in blazes would we want to emulate something that not only doesn’t work well – but takes away the freedom and liberties we have come to take for granted?
I don’t want my rights and liberties taken away, and I don’t want to see our nation become a police state, a nation of unrest, anarchy amid violent eruptions from fanatics who easily swell their ranks because of dissent against people within our government who no longer care what the people say, much yet what they think.
This nation was created with the rule of law, not the rule of the mob – I want it to not only remain so, but be reformed back to when it was a republic and under the same guidelines set forth – minus the 3-cornered hat, buckled shoes and powdered wigs.
Ideas never truly die in history, like fashions. And the ideas set forth by 56 men who founded our nation is certainly ideas and philosophy we must never lose, and indeed sell to the rest of the nations of the Earth.