“The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government,” – Senator Harry Reid, 2005.
“The American people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster – if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate – then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse,” – Former Senator Barack H. Obama, 2005.
“I say to my friends on the Republican side, you may own the field right now, but you won’t own it forever,” Biden concluded. “I pray God, when the Democrats take back control, we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.” – Former Senator Joe Biden, 2005 as quoted on Mediaite.com.
Now more than ever, Libertarians, Republicans, and Conservatives need to put aside their differences and show a somewhat unified front. The only option left open to them is to ensure that they acquire a majority in the Senate and maintain it in the House if there is to be any hope that we retain some semblance of the nation our Founding Fathers fought so hard to achieve.
I cannot believe I am saying this, but screw Obamacare! Take care of the constituents who have been harmed by this Socialist Manifesto disguised as health care. Once Obamacare implodes (and it will) they all need to work together to ensure that the “fix” is not automatically switching to single-payer – which I believe was the plan all along. I am not a conspiracy-type person, but there are so many aspects of our government involved in this abortion that it seems all but impossible that it was not their goal from the get.
Do not fool yourselves that the use of this option will be limited to secondary court judges. History shows once the Anointed One is given an inch, he attempts to take the world. It can now be used ad nauseum to pass whatever he feels is for “the greater good”.
We can only hope that the moderate Democrats who have been fleeing the sinking ship that is the Obama Administration stay the course and are not coerced into following the Democrats very narrow, very defined party line. We can only hope that our fellow citizens in red states with Democrats as their Representatives and Senators in Congress stay angry enough to vote them out of office. And, we can only hope that the Administration does not “encourage” those liberal Supremes who are close to retirement to do so within the next 3 years and use the nuclear option to push through someone who is even more Progressive than even Kagan or Sotomayor.
I fear that many Americans do not understand the dangerous path Harry Reid has chosen to take the Senate down. Not only for our time, but for our children and grandchildren. If I were to use a “what if” scenario to show just how much impact giving control to one party could have on this country, it would be this –
What if one of Osama bin Laden’s sons stayed in the United States after he attended college, became a citizen, married a citizen and had children? What if he began a movement that resulted in courts across the nation recognizing Sharia Law as a right protected under the guise of religious freedom? What if many in whatever party is in control in the future agree with those rulings and a bill was presented to accept Sharia Law as a federally protected First Amendment right? Only 51 Senators would have to agree. What if…