posted on May, 17 2010 @ 01:23 AM
It is really quite astounding, the level of discourse, all in defense of this so called "health care" reform, which is nothing more than an
insurances scheme. What is most disheartening is how willing people are in ignoring The Constitution for the United States, which serves as The
Supreme Law of the Land, in order to justify their deflections. How this thread turned into a defense of President Obama is unbelievable. The
justifications for keeping Obama in this thread are even more unbelievable.
The very first President of the United States of America, in his farewell address, gave dire warnings to the rise of political parties. There is, of
course, no mandate by Constitution, to even have political parties, and the level of debate in this thread, declaring The Speaker of The House as a
flunky to the President, only underscores George Washington's words. When party politics become more important than law, in a nation of laws, it
should be quite clear that this nation is in serious trouble.
When ignorance is hailed as a valid level of discourse, and partisan politics demanded so that battle lines may be drawn then there is no need for
external enemies, and we will surely implode and defeat ourselves. The POTUS has nothing at all to do with this thread, and even as a member of the
Executive Branch, there is little any POTUS can do to enforce this imprudent legislation colloquially known as "health care reform". This so called
"reform" is a creation of Congress, and the validity of this legislation is far from being tested. It must stand Constitutional muster before it
can function as law.
What is evident, in this thread, and many others, is that there are many who believe that legislation is law. Yet, in order to believe this, law
itself must be ignored, history of legislation in the U.S. must be ignored, and reason itself abandoned. The passage of the 18th Amendment and its
subsequent repeal should serve as just one example that legislation is not law. The foolishness of the 18th Amendment was only underscored by a
defiant people who drank booze regardless of what Congress had to say about it, and regardless of hard the Executive Branch attempted to enforce
legislation that was clearly not law. The tyranny of that Amendment, which had nothing at all to do with protecting rights, only gave rise to
alphabet agencies, and granting crime an industry.
Legislation is not law, and if the people don't want this forced "health care reform" thrust upon them, then they will defy it every step of the
way, and through this defiance, there will be the matter of legal challenges to this legislation. It will not matter which party one belongs to, it
will not matter that the POTUS is foolishly hailed as "the leader of the free world", it will not matter that sycophants of government will
vehemently argue the validity of legislation, and all that will matter is the will of the people, and the protections of Rights, that government has
been mandated to protect.
For too long now, Congress has endeavored to criminalize the People, first with the imprudent 18th Amendment, and indeed, legislation even before
that, in the form of a tax code, has been used to criminalize the people, and at best make liars and cheats out of them, and where the 18th Amendment
served as evidence that Congress once recognized they could not operate outside of the bounds of their jurisdiction, and endeavored to expand that
jurisdiction by Amendment, the so called "war on drugs" then serves as evidence that Congress is now confident that the people are ignorant enough
about the law, that legislation is all they need to criminalize people.
People can make their moral assertions when it comes to the use of illicit drugs, but attempting assert morality when it comes to criminalizing a
person simply because they refuse to by into an insurance scam is beyond the pale, and this is all this so called "health care reform" has
accomplished. No reform has taken place, nor will it under such legislation, unless enriching insurance companies is considered to be "health care
It should be evident by the level of discourse in this thread, that a nation is deeply divided on the issue of socialism, and how much authority
Congress has in legislating such economic theories, but what is tragically more evident is that law itself is irrelevant in this issue, and all that
matters is who can scream louder. It is even more tragic that President's are revered as kings, and members of Congress hailed as Lords and Nobles
bound to the whims of their king. All this, in a thread about a political stump made by one single member of the House of Representatives. We are
surely in serious trouble as a nation.