To paraphrase Mark Twain: Be careful about passing healthcare legislation. You may die of a misprint.
Not having direct knowledge of the details within a proposed Bill does not apparently concern many in Congress, who are either Illiterate, Seditious, or both. They must also avoid reading the Constitution. It just sounds too much like another Indictment.
At every turn ObamaCare's advocates are damning themselves with transparent rhetoric that constantly reveals their shallowness and their constitutional illiteracy — along with their nonfeasance, misfeasance and malfeasance in office.
The midterm elections are coming. The more we read and learn, the more of them will lose their seats. This could be building up to a tremendous opportunity for an internal cleansing — something highly recommended by naturopaths.
To the Congress their Oath is a Joke on You The People.
Does a Representative have a Right to vote for a measure he has never read? The least they could do is to ask which page contains their own personal pork provisions. Perhaps they could get a copy with yellow highlighter on the parts they lust to drool over.
If we are to listen to John Conyers, it would seem they are "terribly busy." But I can't imagine Conyers voting for a Bill that didn't give him something. If anyone understands the "what's in it for me" principle it would have to be the Congress.
It was not always so. It took us a few years to get from the 1787 political consensus to the place where nationalized single-payer health care could even be contemplated.
The Supreme Court, in a more Constitutionally literate ruling had this to say:
"The catalogue of means and actions which might be imposed upon an employer in any business, tending to the satisfaction and comfort of his employees, seems endless. Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. Can it fairly be said that the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce extends to the prescription of any or all of these things? Is it not apparent that they are really and essentially related solely to the social welfare of the worker, and therefore remote from any regulation of commerce as such? We think the answer is plain. These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power." [295 U.S. 330, 368, 55 S.Ct. 758, 771 (1935)]
The question is simple for me, and I would imagine Dr. Paul would agree: It's unconstitutional and we could never afford it in a million years. But what does Ron Paul know? He's only an economist, a medical doctor that refuses to murder the unborn, and a lover of the Constitution. He is also Constitutionally literate and articulate — traits we should demand in all who take an Oath.
Perhaps Obamacare is going to teach more people the difference between Keynesian and Austrian Economics faster than anything previously attempted. Obama et al. are Hell-bent to pass it. They will morph it and try to get any small amount of it tucked into some other Bill somewhere.
The ObamHords are getting nervous enough to make really stupid mistakes: Obama's shill caught playing doctor. They are spending credibility like drunken sailors. The more they want it the more dangerous it will be to give it to them.
The Hemlock Society [sorry — they are now called "Compassion and Choices"] helped craft the euthanasia-related sections of Obamacare. — Read the Daily Paul.
We must Euthanize HR 3200 and all of its Monstrous Permutations.
I know not what course others may take. But, as for me, I prefer my present "Constitutional Health Care Provider," Dr. Ron Paul. He's a real doctor too.
August 18, 2009
Bill Huff [send him mail] is a Classical Libertarian and proprietor of LEXREX.com and JamTheCulture.com; a former public school music teacher turned home schooling advocate; a US Navy veteran, and host of WarIsARacket.com. He is available as a guest lecturer or for interviews on talk radio.
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