Saturday, August 22, 2009

We sure got the Change, where is the Hope?

We stand today at the precipice of the Change that Obama promised during the campaign. No matter if you love or hate what Obama is doing, you have to admit that he may have run the most honest campaign in years. He told us exactly what he was going to do, and what he believed in different snippets when he was off teleprompter. He told us he was going to "fundamentally change America." He told us that his "Cap and Trade policies would necessarily cause electric bills to skyrocket," and that they would "bankrupt any coal fired electric plants." He told us that he thought "spreading the wealth around was a pretty good idea." He told us that was going to befriend our enemies, he forgot to tell us that he was going to insult our friends abroad. He told us that he "believed in a single payer health care system," and that "maybe mom doesn't need that operation, it might be better and cheaper if she just took pain pills."

During the campaign I would tell people the things he said, and people would argue that he would never do that as president. I can't begin to tell you how often I heard that Obama is too smart of a politician to govern from the far left, and that he was only saying that to get the Hillary voters. I always asked where in his past actions could they justify this belief in his governing from the center? Never could they say anything but that is what they believed. It seems that Obama promised his version of Change, but nearly 1/3 of his voters were voting for what they Hoped Obama might be. I have never in my life seen so many otherwise intelligent people who chose to believe in fairy tales instead of using an ounce of logic in a buying decision as with those who voted for Obama. Now they are, along with all of us, paying a huge price for this mass fantasy.

Today we stand at the precipice of three game changing pieces of legislation, any one of which would do irreparable damage to our nation, our economy, our Constitution along with our freedom and liberties. It is hard to pick which is the most onerous of the three of State Run Health Care, Cap and Trade, and Card Check. Obama has come out on record that he is so committed to making these "Changes" he is more than willing to sacrifice his presidency and will be happy to be a one term president to push these through against the will of the American people. The "progressive" socialists in the democrat party have been dreaming of this trifecta of legislation for decades, and have never been this close to getting them through as they are today. It is those very progressive socialists who hold the leadership positions today in the House, Senate, and the White House, and have no intention of missing this chance to strip America of our Constitution, our freedoms, our free market capitalist system and bring in their Marxist regime.

If Health Care passes in any form that even resembles that mess that is currently in either the House or Senate version of the bill, it is game over for freedom in America. Our very lives will be in the hands of government bureaucrats who will have the power to decide how we live and how and when we die. They don't have the right for any of this in our Constitution, or our nation's mission statement, our Declaration of Independence.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

The problem that the Obama administration and the democrats keep forgetting is that these rights are "endowed by our Creator" not government. Government has no right to infringe on them as this bill would surely do.

Cap and Trade is a tax on energy, it doesn't change the greenhouse gasses in any way as advertised, it is simply an attack on American businesses and Americans personal lifestyles. Those same progressives believe we live too well, and must be punished and reduce our standard of living. The trade part of it is a pay off to those like Al Gore, whose company is making him rich, trading these imaginary carbon credits. It is also a payoff to Goldman Sachs who will be one of the main trading arms for them as well. Others who are helping promote both Cap and Trade and Health Care is NBC and their affiliates, who is owned by G.E. who stands to be the biggest income earner with contracts through their cozy relationships with the Obama administration. They stand to make hundreds of billions getting these bills through, that wouldn't be why you can't hear a single negative word about them on any of NBC's news affiliates is it?

One of the most disgusting bills is the Card Check bill, that is designed to no longer allow secret ballot voting for employees to decide if they want to be unionized or not. This is a gift to big labor from Obama, and to his close friends at SEIU who are well known for sending their purple shirted thugs to intimidate employees at their work, and at their homes to force them at risk of violence to sign the cards to allow in their union. Without a blind vote, it will be further physical violence for people who simply want to work and be left alone. As the head of the SEIU said, "We prefer to use powerful persuasion, but if that doesn't work, we are happy to use persuasion powerfully."

If these three bill pass then the America we grew up in, the one that our forefathers fought and bled for, will be taken from us just as lunch money is taken from the nerdy kid from the school bully.

It is time we reread our own Declaration of Independence, our collective Mission Statement.

"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security"

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