Wednesday, October 09, 2013
"and liberty. . .for all"
This is how it goes, if I understand it right.
Obamacare is a travesty, the most un-American legislation to come around since, well, income tax. Why?--because it forces people to do something they'd rather not do, and that's unAmerican. What's more, they'll be spending money on an insurance policy that almost certainly isn't going to work, given the fact that the government is going to operate it. Don't believe the flak that says something similar is working in Massachusetts because such noise is only created by those who would really like America to become a socialist state. Besides, Romney wasn't much more than a puppet.
Liberty is at the heart of American values, and that government which governs least, governs best. What we need to understand is that unshackled freedom created this marvelous country and its incredibly vital cultural character. My ancestors came here with nothing, then worked hard to create a life in which their children could prosper as they themselves never could. They wanted a better life, not just for them but for their children--that's what America is all about. Government dulls resolve, creates dependency, and erodes our beloved freedoms.
No single piece of legislation better exemplifies the crippling spirit of the liberal, socialist agenda than Obamacare. It was passed on a straight party-line vote by people who were so mesmerized by the sheer idea that America could have an African-American President that they abandoned their wits and voted for a man who cared more about Muslims than Christians, a man raised in Indonesia and actually befriended by some of America's most hated radicals during his Chicago days. Really, his shadowy character is created by his shadowy past.
Obama distrusts liberty. He worked as a "community organizer," someone who made a living by agitating against the very freedoms we enjoy; and his marquee legislation--Obamacare--must by rescinded or it will shipwreck the very dynamic which created American enterprise. Obamacare erases freedom and threatens every liberty worth fighting for. It's plain evil.
That's why Ted Cruz is right. That's why John Boehner refuses to capitulate to White House intransigence. That's why this stalemate, this government shutdown, is so very important to the future of America. Those of us who love liberty must win this thing. Government must lose. To that end we must eliminate Obamacare. No single legislative action is more vital for retaining the very heart of American freedom.
I think that's the argument, right?
I don't buy it. I may buy parts of it, but tea-partiers and Cruz-ers don't cherry-pick. They buy the whole thing, and they do it with weapons at hand.
That, they say, is the American way.
I just don't buy it.
Posted by J. C. Schaap at 6:56 AM