The American people have spoken. A large portion of them do not want bigger government, specifically socialized medicine.
So what do the statists conclude from from the mass demonstrations and the town hell meetings? Simple: the problem is that the people found out what they were doing. If only the people had been kept ignorant, there would have been no problem!
Thus the philosopher-kings in Washington, DC, our benevolent masters, are now working on ways to increase government without the people’s understanding of what is going on. They are intent on taking over the lives of all those idiotic American people for their own good. The trail to collectivism must be blazed in darkness and ignorance.
President Obama and liberals in Congress seem intent on passing comprehensive health care reform, even though polls suggest it is unpopular with the American people. And despite the potential political risks to moderate Democrats, the President and left-wing leadership in Congress are determined to pass the measure using a rare parliamentary procedure.
The Senate plans to attach Obamacare to a House-passed non-healthcare bill. Ironically, nobody knows what that legislation looks like, because it has not yet been written. Yet many members plan to rubber-stamp Obamacare without reading or understanding the bill.
Meanwhile at TIA Daily Robert Tracinski reports:
It looks like President Obama, facing the failure of his domestic agenda in Congress, is now going to attempt to pull out a victory by threatening Congress with the usurpation of its legislative powers. How? The administration has announced plans to impose sweeping controls on emissions of carbon dioxide by executive fiat, through the EPA, bypassing the legislature altogether.
Under what system of government does the chief executive say to the legislature, in effect, “write the legislation I want, or else I will simply enact it by decree”? The answer: not under a system of representative government and the separation of powers. Barack Obama is proposing to govern, not in the manner of an American president, but in the manner traditionally sought by leftist strongmen like Hugo Chavez.
We’ve now arrived at that point. This is another step toward the Obama Banana Republic.
I guess we’re seeing the future of the Obama presidency. After just nine months it is such a failure that it can only conduct its power grabs by subterfuge or by bureaucratic fiat. But either way, the left is not quitting.
The Constitution is meaningless to these people. Judge Bork called the ninth amendment an ink blot; to the left the entire document is an ink blot. The only thing standing between us and a massive increase in state power is the nerve of the Democrats in power. Will they stand together and go for socialized medicine and vast controls of carbon dioxide or will some of them blink in fear of losing the next election? Their base wants them to go for it. Right now Obama, Pelosi and Reid are intent on ramming their agenda down our throats whether we like it or not. I don’t see them blinking.
We’re still a semi-free country with somewhat clean elections ( as long as the vote is not close in places like Chicago). We can make some of them pay at the ballot box.