Whether or not the average American realizes it, we are on the brink of an important ideological shift regarding the future of our country. In clear opposition to America’s Founding Principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty, President Obama and the Democratic Party are fundamentally transforming our nation. And although Obama ran as a moderate looking to unite during his presidential campaign, he clearly articulated his vision prior to the election. His goal was simple; to transform America. A few months after inauguration he outlined his agenda (which was reaffirmed during his first State of the Union Address), and has since worked tirelessly to implement each step he believes will usher in a new era of American life. An American life unified with leftist values; dependence on big government, and a financial and social system on par with our western European allies. Call me conservative, a Tea Party member, a right-wing radical or extremist all you want, but the evidence supporting my “theory” of our impending ideological shift by so-called Democratic mandate is overwhelming.
In the run up to the election, when we questioned Obama’s rhetoric or dared question his background, his voting record or personal influences, we were shouted down, demonized and treated as uneducated skeptics and alarmists. Shortly after the election, President Obama outlined his incredibly optimistic agenda. When we questioned why our focus should be on Healthcare, Education and Climate Change instead of the economy, and when his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel stated that he planned to capitalize on the crisis the American people were facing, we were told to give the President a chance.
When The Healthcare debate began last summer and Democratic leaders all stated on record they preferred a single payer system or at least a public option, people finally started to stand up and take notice. Last summer’s erupting townhalls showcased the overwhelming opposition the American people had to any form of Government run Healthcare. Thus spawned the grass-roots Tea Party movement. What did the media and administration do? The administration attempted to boycott Fox News unsuccessfully. The media focused their attention and effort on vilifying the Tea Partiers as insurance industry created, and as a collection of illiterate racists who opposed Obama for what he looked like and not what he stood for. The debate had officially shifted.
Last November when Scott Brown, little know Republican from ultra blue Massachusetts, won Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat running as the 41st Republican vote against Obamacare, we were told the reason why Scott Brown was elected was that Massachusetts residents were mad that Obama’s plan wasn’t progressive enough, and that the Dems would continue to push Healthcare Reform at all costs. Knowing they didn’t have the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate, the Dems and media shifted the focus again onto the “process”, diverting attention from the actual bill which featured backroom deals and incomprehensible legalese. Even Nancy Pelosi said we need “to pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it.” Instead of fighting for the proposed transformative changes based on merit, the Republicans were blasted with claims of hypocrisy, and the Tea Partiers were again labeled as radicals, uninformed kooks and racists. We were all told that Republican ideas were in fact in the bill, and that this wouldn’t lead to a single payer system, and that failure to act immediately would lead to millions more uninsured and skyrocketing premiums. Forget the fact that real instances of hypocrisy regarding “process” were all coming from the left.
That leads us to the recent passage of the Healthcare bill into law. On a strictly partisan basis, and without public support, the Democrats have turned their “vision”, though not as liberal as they wanted, into reality. Shortly after the monstrous calamity was signed, the media and Democratic leaders shifted their attention again away from the divisive new law and back onto the majority of Americans who opposed it. A few morons we can’t identify reacted ridiculously by throwing bricks through windows and leaving incendiary voice mails directed at certain Democratic officials. Even though there was also violence and anger directed at Republican officials the media tried to make us believe it was all right-wing hatred based on trumped-up lies, scared tactics and racism. They again dropped the substance of the law to vilify Republicans, Libertarians, Independents and liberty loving Democrats that opposed this massive social policy change just foisted onto the American people by way of seedy backroom deals and media buffering diversions.
With the signing of this law I believe we have allowed our big government supporting leaders to leap over the cross-roads we were at in American History. The Democratic version of Health care reform has officially and legislatively been deemed a “right.” Their vote effectively told us that having health insurance (which is nothing more than the fruit of another person’s labor) was akin to; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, the right to due process and trial by jury, the right to vote, etc. Trying to take away this “right” will be nearly impossible to do. So goes the entitlement mindset, once given, more is always asked, and none can be removed. As David Gregory from Meet the Press notes, “It’s very difficult to take away a benefit from the American people once it’s been given.” Very true except what Gregory calls a “benefit” I call an entitlement or handout.
Think my analysis exaggerates the Democrat’s pernicious position? Think again. Nearly all of today’s Democratic leaders disagree with the founding principles of limited government and individual responsibility. In their eyes it’s the governments mandate to provide cradle-to-grave protection, sustenance, medical care, and in some circumstances happiness. It’s no wonder liberals are less happy than god-fearing, self-sustaining Conservatives. For those of you who still disagree, let’s review some prominent Democrat’s comments shortly after the Health care vote, most of who played an integral part in its passage.
Bart Stupak – In a letter to my local newspaper responding to claims that representatives will be opted out of the bill, Stupak proclaimed, “Health care is a basic right that should be afforded to all Americans – it is not a privilege.” Health care is already provided as you cannot be turned away from an Emergency room, what he was clearly meant to say was that Health Insurance Coverage is in his opinion, a right.
Howard Dean – “When it gets out of whack, as it did in the 1920’s, and it has now, you need to do some redistribution. This is a form of redistribution.” Dean, the former Democratic National Convention leader appears nightly on political television and radio shows. He is also radically left.
Harry Reid – “We changed America forever.” Reid, the Senate Majority leader made these comments while speaking to Fox News Greta Van Susteren while bragging that this was bigger than Social Security, bigger than Medicare, and that “…this affects everybody.”
Penn. Governor Ed Rendell – Many Americans including over a dozen states Attorney’s General believe the mandate to purchase a service is un-Constitutional. When Governor Rendell was asked this question he brushed it off with these comments. “It’s easily within the power of the federal government.”
Max Baucus – Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said this on the Senate floor. “This is also an income shift, it’s a shift, it’s a leveling to help lower-income, middle-income Americans… This legislation will have the effect of addressing this mal-distribution in America because Health care is now a right for all Americans.”
Joe Biden – “History is made when a leader steps up, stays true to his values and charts a fundamentally different course for the country.” Vice President Biden made this comment the day after the bill’s passage into law, just before he dropped his F-bomb on live TV.
Nancy Pelosi – “This act was an all American act, honoring our founders vows to the future, and honoring our commitment to the future by making it a healthier one and fiscally sound one…” Pelosi, the Speaker of the House and third in line to become President apparently believes the founders would have supported her illogical ideas and that they somehow echo our founder’s sentiments. They obviously are directly opposite to our founding principles. She made these comments the night of the bill’s passage.
James Clyburn – Clyburn, civil rights activist and House Majority Whip was asked about the anger Democrats had faced after they passed this bill in opposition to the public. His response was as shocking as it was irrational, “Who is angry about the passage of this health care bill?” He then went on to admit there is anger over the bill but it all comes from racism and discrimination.