Sunday, March 21, 2010

Screwed By The Government

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery - Jonathan Swift

Damn everyone who voted for this bill. Our elected officials have made their feelings towards us abundantly clear.

They're sitting up in Washington with what they mistakenly believe is power and we don't matter. We told them for a year that we didn't want this bill. That it wasn't what was best for the country, but they ignored us at every turn. They stuck their fingers in their ears and told us we were too dumb to know what was best. That we would learn to like it. This thing will reach in and, like a cancer, we will never be able to get it out. America has taken a big step towards becoming a Socialist nation. To hope that everyone who voted for this abomination looses their job is pointless. It's here and we now have to pay for it. Literally and figuratively. I would love to know all the bribes and threats that were used. I hope they all come out.

This is one of the biggest power grabs by our government that anyone have ever seen. They've laid the ground work for the government to take over health care. Also in that bill was another bill that makes it if you want a student loan for college it can only be through the government. There's the first stone laid for the take over of education. And another provision has come to light. The IRS will be able to confiscate refunds if you don't buy your mandated health insurance. What joy. Check out FDR's Second Bill of Rights to see exactly where this president wants to go.

But all hope is not lost. This isn't the end of it. We can't let it be. Because we have a powerful tool on our side. Our Dear Leader may view it as a "charter of negative liberties" but our Constitution is the ultimate voice of resistance to the slavery they're trying to impose. The 10th Amendment states "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.". There are already states that have or are considering standing up for their Constitutional rights and saying no. My great state of Oklahoma included. Some states are planning lawsuits. This fight is not over. Not yet.

"We the people" tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us. "We the people" are the driver, the government is the car. And we decide where it should go, and by what route, and how fast. Almost all the world's constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which "We the people" tell the government what it is allowed to do. "We the people" are free. - Ronald Reagan

5 comments:

Harvey said...

This bill will ensure several things, including constitutional challenges in as many as 37 states, and a Republican landslide in November that will make 1994 look mild. This was punch #1 by Chairman Obama, and this will be punch #2: http://wp.me/pMW8w-9x

Silke said...

Chris said: I would love to know all the bribes and threats that were used. I hope they all come out.

Many of the bad deals rightly opposed by the public in the Senate bill will be addressed through reconciliation. The question now is why would those who opposed these bad deals now block attempts to remove them from the final bill?

Also in that bill was another bill that makes it if you want a student loan for college it can only be through the government.

This is not true. You can still get private student loans from other sources. What has changed in the federal student loan program is the government will no longer subsidize private banks to act as intermediaries. Essentially private banks were making student loans and getting all the benefits but taking no risks because the loans were ultimately guaranteed by the federal government. With this legislation, the government will expand a direct lending program, a step that the Congressional Budget Office said would save taxpayers $61 billion over 10 years, and use the money to increase Pell grants for students.

If you’re going to oppose something you should at least understand what you are opposing.

Silke said...

Chris, why haven't you corrected your post regarding the federal government student loan program?

Christopher Lee said...

When it doesn't happen I will.

Silke said...

Ordinarily that statement would make me laugh but I think you're actually serious.