…but frankly, it’s just too much fun watching the hilarity in Washington right now.
Make no mistakes: this battle is not about health care, health insurance, or anything else related to your body’s well-being. This is a battle over government control, or as a liberal put it when he argued with me a few months ago, “how much freedom is too much freedom?”
See – to a conservative, freedom is the basis of our nation. It’s what our country was built on and why our forefathers, flawed human beings that they were, decided to give King Georgie Three the heave-ho. Yes, there are aspects of behavior that have good or bad social effects, some of which are so serious that they require imprisonment or death for committing them – usually because your free act has deliberately and maliciously taken away the freedom of others.
But to a liberal, freedom is an evil. It’s something that proceeds from the graces of the government and can – and occasionally, should be taken away at the whim of political winds (so long as those winds blow left). Over the past 2 years, I’ve asked liberals repeatedly: when it comes to paying for health care / GM / bailouts / etc. – whose money is it? Is it the government’s or is it mine? Consistently, they refuse to answer this basic question because, deep in their blackened little pea-pickin’ hearts, they know that they think that the money belongs to “everyone” (aka “the government”). That’s why they have no problem raising taxes on “the rich”… because, obviously, it’s not their money, is it? It’s OK to take away their money, so long as it’s for the “public good”.
If I used that logic to steal someone’s TV from their house, I’d be tossed in the pokey – and rightfully so.
Keep an eye out… keep active. This battle is not done. The minute the House passes Obamacare (and they will), it goes to the Senate, where the Democrats will hopefully learn the REAL meaning of “The Party of No” when we throw up every single last obstruction in their way, when we start up filibusters they can no longer break, and when even Moderate Senate Republicans work to make the lives of Senate Democrats utter hell.
And even if Obamacare survives this… even if they succeed in their latest goofs about “deeming the bill passed” and “hiding the bill”… and even if it gets signed by the capitulating, drunken, communist, spendaholic, job-destroying joke of a President… we’ll sue. The court system that liberals used for decades to reinterpret rights into existence (I’m still looking for “abortion” in the Constitution) will be used to throw up roadblocks…
The battle will continue. Our freedom is not for sale, even for the price of our “health”.
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