Monday, December 21, 2009

Time to dissolve political bands

Last night 60 Democrat members of Congress thumbed their noses at the very Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. I cannot think of any better evidence that they have become domestic enemies of our Constitution, the rule of law and honest conduct and so the American people. Our Federal government has become too big, too powerful and too unconcerned about accountability to mere legal citizens of each state. The only way to stop their mad rush to more power is to ensure the states and the states' citizens take it back.

Last night I started reading through the Declaration of Independence and as a result of the unbelievable actions of the Democrat controlled Congress and I recognized clearly that those with unbridled power don't have to be reasonable. I began to understand that tyranny had come back to America.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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...deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,

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in every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Last night's vote was not "just powers from the consent of the governed." We shut down switch boards, email systems and have flooded the mail room with Petitions for Redress to no avail. They were compelled to hide in the cover of darkness and a snowstorm to conduct their evil business. Congressional Democrats have given us the back of their hand since gaining their majority. They have vilified the very citizens that have called them to accountability and mocked them and their motivations.

Today I read a headline at Roll Call that the GOP is considering throwing in the towel on healthcare in order to be home for Christmas. Fair warning: do not expect us to go to battle for you in 2010 if you won't stay and fight this week. If you don't fight every minute, every procedure and every hill of this battle do not expect America to support you ever again. Do not consider yourself patriots. When I think of patriots I think of long cold nights with not but rags between you and a freezing death and nothing but the likelihood of lead meeting you in the morning. If you are cowed by Nancy, Harry and Barry...how can you even face those children at home let alone any veteran or voter who sent you to Washington as their advocate? And if you go home and the new year dawns do not be shocked to learn that loyalty to a party that failed to protect America in this battle to take over America resulted in the dissolution of bands to the Republican Party. Decide today if you are a politician or a patriot.

UPDATE: We need more of this over and over and over again.
On Monday, Rep. Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) and Rep. Debra Young Maggart (R-Hendersonville) asked Tennessee State Attorney General Robert Cooper to prepare to take the appropriate legal action against the federal government in the event HR 3200, the controversial federal healthcare reform legislation, passes into law. The legislators requested this action in order to grant Tennessee relief from the unfunded mandate contained in the bill that Tennessee complies with the expansion of the federal Medicaid program. http://susan-lynn.blogspot.com/2009/12/press-release.html

4 comments:

N.S. Allen said...

So, to review:

A supermajority that represents almost two-thirds of the citizens of this country passing a law, under the legislative authority granted to them by citizenry and constitution? Treasonous, tyrannical, and constitutionally offensive.

A small minority, thoroughly rejected at the ballot box last November, obstructing the legislative process using extra-constitutional, parliamentary gimmicks? Noble, patriotic, and the very definition of "rule of law."

As a side note, I'm always baffled by extreme conservatives talking about those dastardly legislators, flaunting the will of the people. It's as if they'd never heard that we elected these folks, as if they'd all gotten their seats in a raffle.

Our constitution tells us how the will of the people should be expressed politically - first and foremost, through democratic elections of Congressmen. Those elections have given us huge, Democratic majorites in both houses of the legislature. Those houses of the legislature have passed (or are about to pass) laws, even in the face of the procedural hurdles thrown up by the minority.

Somehow, I can't help but think that the people objecting to that process and trying to stop it by anti-democratic, extra-constitutional means are the would-be tyrants. Not the duly elected legislators or the voters who put them into office.

K said...

Short version of NSA's comment:
"We won."

The current crop does what they all do - represent the special interest monies that put them there. And the minority does what it always does, regardless of party label - throw up procedural hurdles. Kabuki theater, indeed.

Eric said...

You'd think since "they" won and have "huge, Democratic majorities", it wouldn't require billions in taxpayer theft to pay them off for their "democratic" vote:

http://yedies.blogspot.com/2009/12/obamacare-who-got-what.html

Ellen said...

Funny ... where Republicans poll the best, health care is the worst.

Fact