Is marijuana legal in DC? I only ask because our elected officials can’t possibly think pushing health care reform through when a majority of Americans do not want it is a good idea…unless they are high on something.
Either they are stoned, illiterate, deaf or just plain arrogant. I believe the correct answer is “all of the above”, but what do I know? After all, I’m just an uneducated, trailer trash redneck living in the foothills of Colorado…or, at least, that’s what most of the Liberals who have commented on my blog seem to think.
I have been fairly quiet of late. Doing much reading, listening and watching. Some days I wonder if the government has forgotten the reason upon which our great nation was founded:
Freedom from an oppressive, arrogant Government
This is not to say that the men and women in office today are necessarily oppressive. I would rather classify them as dismissive of and condescending towards the very people who put them in office in the first place.
Nearly 234 years ago, Americans attempted to communicate their dissatisfaction with the British in a peaceful manner. Their words fell on deaf ears. While reading The Real George Washington by Parry, Allison and Skousen I was struck by the similarities between the sentiments of Americans then and now towards the “Administration”.
Read these quotes and tell me that this is not reflective of the atmosphere of discontent in which we currently live:
When suggested that the Americans write yet another plea to the British government, Washington wrote
“Have we not tried this already? Have we not addressed the Lords and remonstrated to the Commons? And to what end? Did they deign to look at our petitions? Does it not appear, as clear as the sun in its meridian brightness, that there is a regular, systematic plan formed to fix the right and practice of taxation upon us?…”
(Just substitute “taxation” with “health care reform”.)
This one from the authors of The Real George Washington –
“In late May 1774 the House of Burgesses had requested that Virginia’s counties hold citizens’ meetings on the rapidly deteriorating state of Anglo-American relations. They recognized the vital need for a grass-roots movement, for an increased stirring in the hearts of the citizenry. Only then could America unite. Only then would an arrogant Crown – a stubborn Parliament – listen.”
Even though Harry Reid won’t admit it, Reconciliation seems to be the tactic du jour. However, unless the real reasons for wanting health care reform are money and power, Reconciliation won’t do them any good. Reconciliation will only allow budgetary items to be push through, but will not help people with pre-existing conditions, etc. Those things would have to be passed separately. So, this being said – WHY NOT SLOW DOWN AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN LIVE WITH?!?!
You know, I thought the members of Congress were elected to represent the people of the United States, not the President. Pretty naïve, huh? When I heard Pelosi gushing on the Sunday “news” about passing so many items in the Obama agenda I nearly puked from the sugar overdose. How arrogant of both her and Obama to ask Congress to basically ignore their constituents. I’m thinkin’ the Anointed One is grooming his daughters for careers in public service. If not, they will end up with the same crap plan he is trying to shove down our throats.
And, yes, I was one of the nerds who watched the entire health care summit last Thursday. I have the liver damage from too many Excedrin™ to prove it 😉 Much of it was almost funny. Almost. Especially when Obama berated John McCain for “campaigning”. Seriously? This from the perpetual campaigner himself? He’s a funny, funny man our President is…
I guess what I would like to see is one freakin’ politician stand up before the American people and tell us honestly why this particular health care reform bill must pass yesterday, admit that he/she is totally ignoring the will of the People and explain the true political motivation behind their decision. Yeah, right…whose smoking weed now?