Friday, March 26, 2010
From Opposition To Resistance
Finally, I'm posting about the vote on health care reform that took place this past Sunday. I waited because I wasn't sure about what to say and, honestly, I'm still not quite sure what to say so I'm just going to speak from the heart. The passage of the Democrats' health care bill is a disaster for America, and it's not primarily because of what's actually in the bill. The primary problem, the real tragedy about the passage of Obamacare, is the way it happened.
America is a representative republic. That means that government officials are elected by the people to do the will of the people. Governments throughout history have exercised power, but according to our Founding Fathers just governmental power can exist ONLY by the consent of the governed. "The governed" is We the People, but where was our consent on Sunday? The Democrats were wiping their collective ass with it, that's where it was.
What happened Sunday wasn't government of the people, by the people, or for the people; it was government OVER the people. It was the way they govern in Cuba, in Venezuela, in North Korea, and in the now defunct Soviet Union. If Americans ever wondered what one party rule looks like, it was on full display Sunday. Not only was the opposition party dissed, so where the folks. The Democrats tossed the principle of representative democracy and acted like an oligarchy. And then they had the unmitigated gall to expect Americans to be grateful to them for it. Well, we are not!
We the people, the governed, told our representatives we didn't want their "reform" and we are OUTRAGED at being so contemptuously dismissed. And we're outraged that the opposition party was contemptuously dismissed, too. No, we aren't angry because we love the Republicans. We're mad because, in our democracy, the minority party is supposed to be respected as the loyal opposition that, though out of power, is still an integral part of the governing process. The minority party is NOT to be treated like an enemy to be vanquished. But, drunk on power and ideology, that's exactly how the Dems treated the Republicans on Sunday. And we, the people, are left to fearfully wonder what the Dems, in their righteous zeal, are going to impose on us next.
Will it be cap and trade? Amnesty for illegals? Gay marriage? A nationwide ban on gun ownership? Federal control over how you heat and cool your home? An order for all public schools to give, without parental knowledge or consent, birth control to any student who wants it? This is all part of the far-left agenda that Obama and the Dems passionately believe in. And the Dems will always trot out some "good" cause to justify their every violation of democracy and the people's will.
We have to fight global warming. We have to stop teen pregnancy. We have to stop gun crime. We have to create social justice. Social justice, SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL JUSTICE! We can't let petty concerns about representative government stand in the way of transforming America for the better. That's what their justification will be. And they'll think nothing can stop them, but they're wrong.
In this hour when the majority party and its leader have chosen to act like an unaccountable aristocracy the minority party, along with the people, must transform from the loyal opposition into the resistance. It is time to resist! We must resist the socialization of America. We must resist the slide into dictatorial, one party rule. We must resist the arrogant wielding of power by the ideologues entrenched in Havana-on-the-Potomac.
Obama is a socialist dictator wannabe but he ain't gonna be. We, the people, are still here and still strong. We are the real power in this country, just as the Founders intended. The loyal opposition is gone. The resistance has arrived and come November heads will roll.
Bring it on!