Morning Thanks

Garrison Keillor once said we'd all be better off if we all started the day by giving thanks for just one thing. I'll try.

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who made a living by agitating against the very freedoms we enjoy; and his marquee legislation--Obamacare--must by rescinded or it will shipwreck the very dynamic which created American enterprise.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.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

On what basis do you "not buy it"?

Are you not buying Obamacare? Are you not buying the rationale the Cruz-ers and tea party folks use to justify their stand on less government and more liberty?

Maybe you have kept silent and not provided your rationale or justification for your "not buying it" just to piss people off so they write on your blog?

Anonymous said...

If your reasoning is as well thought-out as John Robert's decision to call Obamacare a tax, I think I would keep my mouth shut too....

Anonymous said...

I think you're missing something else......how about balancing "our Nat. checkbook?" Neither you nor I can write checks that would "bounce". Come on, lets get our HOUSE order and be fiscally responsible. We are doomed, just like Greece if we don't. AND, I doubt if we will.

Anonymous said...

I thought your blog had been written this morning by my husband's devout cousin who sends, via email a daily, extremely close to being racially slurred diatribe against our president. Sometimes it sucks the breath out of me. So much hate.

Anonymous said...

"extremely close to being racially slurred diatribe against our president" , now what the heck does that mean? Not all light switches have a dimmer switch, some just turn on and off, period.

"Close to being racially slurred" makes you conclude, "hate"? Get serious! This inflammatory language is unnecessary. Stick to facts and ideas, lady!

What does JCS believe to be true that leads him to conclude that he does "not buy it".

If he states the under-pinnings to his belief system [world view] he might convince others that the tea-party's ideas are a bunch of nonsense.

What do I have to believe in order to come to to the same conclusion JCS does?

Anonymous said...

I'm not a tea-partier, BUT I do adhere to their beliefs in our govn't being responsible for their spending. I see absolutely NOTHING wrong with that notion. MY God, what are our children and grand children inheriting? Can anyone explain that to me? Please, oh please do!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This discussion is really not about the tea-party or Ted Cruz, it is about JCS's belief system that allows him to conclude, he does "not buy it".

Well, JCS, burp it out.

Anonymous said...

Yah, and to hell with all those needy poor idiots that need some help before they die, just like "your Jesus" said. Is that what your good book says? Didn't the real Jesus heal the poor and pay taxes to the crooks of His day?

Anonymous said...

Prov. 6:16-19; There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, (abortion come to mind?), a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies, and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers. WOW! How many of those does our commander-in-grief hold?

Anonymous said...

Now that we know what your "LORD" hates, who did Jesus Love, and how did he treat the poor? Got any more proverbs?

Anonymous said...

Jesus' commands regarding the poor and less fortunate were not made to governments, they were made to Christians and churches.

What chapter and verse does he say to governments to raise taxes to feed the poor? What does scriptural commands have to do with secular governments?

Anonymous said...

This is a message to the "extremely close to being racially slurred" person... I trust you were not educated in some private college in Iowa somewhere...

Anonymous said...

Well, your reasoning looks as good as Justice Roberts... Weak to non-existent.