I have never before been involved in politics. I run a small business and thought myself to busy trying to make my run at " Capitalism 101".
What most folks on the left discount is how many people saw the writing on the wall not during the beginning of the Obama administration, but way before during the Bush administration and the wild uncontrolled spending and big government programs that started back then.
The current administration then went ahead and, upon viewing the space in the spending door that Bush opened up, didn't just open it up more, they kicked it down.
That was the beginning. I started to listen. I tuned in. I listened to BOTH sides. And wafting in from the din, these statements were made:
"The Hard Right, which still believes when the federal government moves, chop off its hands; still believes in, you know, in 'traditional values' kind of arguments, and strong foreign policy. All that's over!"
(Democratic US Senator Charles Schumer)
"When the deal goes down... all this talk about rules - we make 'em up as we go along."
(Democratic US Congressman Alcee Hastings)
"I don't worry about the Constitution on this, to be honest. What I care more about -- I care more about the people that are dying every day that don't have health insurance"
Off-camera: You care more about that than the U.S. Constitution that you swore to uphold!
Rep. Hare: I believe that it says we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Now you tell me...
Off-camera: That's the Declaration of Independence.
Rep. Hare: It doesn't matter to me. Either one...
(Democratic US Congressman Phil Hare)
Q : "What part of the Constitution do you think gives Congress the authority to mandate individuals to purchase health insurance?"
A: "Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others.
(Democratic US Congressman John Conyers)(There is no such "good & welfare clause" in our Constitution....and this is a REPRESENTATIVE who swore he would uphold a Constitution he is unfamiliar with!)
"I love these members, they get up and say, 'Read the bill, What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?"
(Democratic US Congressman John Conyers)
"The federal government - yes - can do most anything in this country,"
(Democratic US Congressman , Pete Stark)
"We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it"
(The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi)
Yes, all of these statements were made by Democrats, the party in power. And while I could quote bone-chilling statements from our current President, the fact is that we as a Republic still have a structure that separates power through three branches.
Congress is the legislative branch. They make the laws and they control the money in the form of appropriations. NOTHING gets done without it's cooperation and it's approval.
The aforementioned statements were made by Representatives of the People and by the very Speaker of that House.
These statements represent the very death of Representation.
That is why I supported Matthew Burke for District 1 for US Congress and Gregg Bennett for State Senate. If folks like these start to populate our Republic's representation, the aforementioned statements will evaporate since such statements are an affront to their core values and character.
What amazes me is that when they were made, these statements from our very representatives were not front page news all over the Country!
What amazes me is that LIBERALS didn't shudder at these statements.
I play a game with my liberal friends called: "what if a Republican said it"?
Well? What if a Republican Speaker of the House, while passing a bill taking over 1/6 of our very economy, that was opposed by 60% of the populace said: "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it"?
FRONT PAGES NEWS, that's what.
Liberals.........................folks on the left..................Democrats..............come on, stand against these sentiments voiced by the aforementioned.
Please, at least in this, join us in fighting for the return of true representation in this, our wonderful and precious Republic.
Alan DavidsonPosted by chekflow at August 26, 2010 02:53 PM | Email This