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This Is The NEW MOMENT

On June 3, 2008, history was made when the party that once defended slavery and stood in the way of equal rights for black Americans gave Barack Obama enough delegates to make him their nominee for President of the United States.

Never one to pass an opportunity to aggrandize himself, the completely unqualified, dearthly experienced Senator of all of four years from arguably the most corrupt political cesspool in our Nation’s history declared that that was, among other biblical things, “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”.

Rightly (in both senses of the word), he was castigated, but naturally and true to his form, he remained unrelenting in his own beatified view of himself.

Five months later, almost to the day, he was elected our 44th President. And we’ve had many moments since.

Just moments ago, I watched in despair on C-SPAN as the nominally representative body of our most democratic house of Congress openly and actively spited the will of the overwhelming majority of its constituents by passing a bill that will, in effect, federalize and seize control of over 15% of our economy.

Apparently on Tuesday, we can expect President Obama (likely to little fanfare, owing to his acknowledgment that what he is doing is so anathema to the will of those from whom he derives his current position, not to mention the Constitution to which he swore his defense) will sign this insult to liberty into law.

That, my friends, will be a moment to remember.

It will be the moment that our representative form of government will have ceased to exist. It will be the moment that those who deign to represent us in our Legislative and Executive Branches have chosen their own will over that which is clearly ours.

It will be the moment our Nation, whose Founders viewed legitimate government as “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” is now unquestionably ruled by a political class who exercises its power in spite of the governed.

It will be the moment we look back on, ten, twenty, forty years from now, when, in hundreds of trillions of dollars in debt, facing tens of trillions of dollars of costs due to this social experiment, we think: What the hell happened to America, anyway?

It will be the moment when, for the first time in our Nation’s history, the knowing and purposeful execution of innocent unborn human life was bankrolled by taxpayer dollars, a move, according to a November 2008 Zogby poll, opposed by 71% of Americans.

OR

It can be the moment our so-called “representatives” in government finally begin to hear from us.

It can be the moment they look back on in less than 8 months and see as the galvanizing moment when Americans decided to take back their Nation from them.

It can be the Rick Santelli moment times 100.

It can be the moment that people who have been involved in Tea Parties and town hall meetings begin to take real action by RUNNING FOR OFFICE to replace these scoundrels who currently entrench themselves in the ivory halls of OUR government.

It can be the moment that those who were elected by We The People begin to FEAR the People and what we will do to them come November 2, 2010.

It can be the moment we look back on in ten, twenty, forty years, and reflect on a new birth of American Independence and self-reliance. A new birth of a Nation governed by people who hold true to the ideals of our Founders that our government return to “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

It can be the beginning of the end of the “long train of abuses and usurpations” of our current unrepresentative elected officials, and the day Americans once again dedicated themselves to the prospect that “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

What say you, America?

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)

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  1. Lost in all the gas and noise emanating from the Capitol today was O’s promise, to the assembled masses of future Democrat voters, of immigration “reform”.

    God almighty.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — March 21, 2010 @ 10:58 pm - March 21, 2010

  2. And Now It’s OUR TURN . . ….

    it’s take no prisoner time politically . . . The Democrats have shown that they are the party of Socialism and Government take over of every aspect of our lives. There can be no doubt in any American’s mind what the Modern Day Democrat Party stands f…

    Trackback by NebraskaPatriot — March 21, 2010 @ 11:03 pm - March 21, 2010

  3. PLEASE don’t let the public forget in November. Oh, please, GOD don’t let them forget come November.

    Comment by Jenn — March 21, 2010 @ 11:04 pm - March 21, 2010

  4. Or in other words, you can vote out representatives who have passed laws you don’t like at the next election.

    Isn’t that representative democracy working as it should? They were all running as Democrats, Democrats have been pushing for healthcare reform for years, yet enough people voted for them to place them in a majority. You can’t dispute that they were given a fair mandate.

    You can get around that either by saying the Democrats lied and the people believe them (“The people are stupid! We want a do-over!”) or the people knew what they were voting for but you think healthcare reform will be bad for the country (“Screw the people! I know best!”). Neither is palatable, and I expect the subsequent comments to include a lot of logical contortions as others try to find a way to come out of this looking good (except for ILoveCapitalism, who is clearly just a troll and is probably ambivalent towards capitalism).

    Comment by Serenity — March 21, 2010 @ 11:09 pm - March 21, 2010

  5. “What say you America?”

    Hmm. Gallup tracking today went from 47-47 on Obama approval, to 50-43. Even Ras went up 2 points in approval (which, being a 3 day tracking poll, means yesterday’s poll was 6 points higher than Wednesdays). and disapproval 2 pts. lower.

    Thats what America is saying….

    Comment by Tano — March 21, 2010 @ 11:15 pm - March 21, 2010

  6. 2: Hear, hear. We were stuck for 12 years with a Republican led congress (and 6 overlapping years of a Republican President) who diligently put the country on a path of downward spiraling economy coupled with naked greed that was unseen, even during the Reagan years. A majority of people who voted put the Democrats into the majority in both houses and into the White House. Now that majority has spoken through the legislative process. Seems like our Democracy at work.

    Comment by Kevin — March 21, 2010 @ 11:19 pm - March 21, 2010

  7. I’m afraid that your first scenario is the more likely. As an article in The American Thinker points out, even if the Republicans win all of the Senate seats up for re-election this year (including all of the Democrats’ Senate seats), they still wouldn’t have a filibuster-proof majority, nor would they have the 2/3 majority needed to overcome a presidential veto. In more common terms, what that means is that unless this hideous piece of legislation is thrown out by the courts, even a Republican House and Senate will be limited in how much they can roll back this monstrosity. I’m afraid we may be headed for the American version of the Weimar Republic, as soaring debts will lead to economic stagnation and dramatic inflation.

    Comment by Kurt — March 21, 2010 @ 11:22 pm - March 21, 2010

  8. So, Kevin (#6):

    You consider the thinnest majority of 219 people in Washington having DEFIED the will of the overwhelming majority of the American electorate to be “Democracy at work”?

    All future comments from you should be taken with this in mind.

    Comment by ColoradoPatriot — March 21, 2010 @ 11:23 pm - March 21, 2010

  9. This is the moment when young and healthy people help pay for the health care of old and fat people. Finally.

    Comment by Ashpenaz — March 21, 2010 @ 11:28 pm - March 21, 2010

  10. #9: Wrong, Ash. This is the moment when the federal government starts figuring out ways to avoid paying for the health care of old and fat people altogether.

    Comment by Sean A — March 21, 2010 @ 11:32 pm - March 21, 2010

  11. To quote George Lucas, “So this is how liberty dies, …to thunderous applause“.

    Now, health care will be provided by the IRS.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — March 21, 2010 @ 11:32 pm - March 21, 2010

  12. Or in other words, you can vote out representatives who have passed laws you don’t like at the next election.

    Isn’t that representative democracy working as it should?

    NO, representative Democracy working as it should is Americans knowing what they are voting for BEFORE they vote for it, not after. Its not about tricking people and lying to people to get them to vote for you. Its not about comparing yourself to Ronald Reagan when you really seek to undo everything Reagan did. Its not about passing legislation that Obama and his administration ADMITS on tape is a “trojan horse” for single payer.

    Representative Democracy is not working when all the major media outlets are populated with people advocating for a tiny minority view.

    Representative Democracy is very badly broken.

    “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

    Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.” ~ Alexander Tytler

    We had great abundance and great generosity, Democrats and Obama are using greed and selfishness to try to skip straight to dependency.

    Democrat policies have destroyed the black community. now those same policies will destroy the rest of the country.

    Comment by American Elephant — March 21, 2010 @ 11:47 pm - March 21, 2010

  13. Following up on AE’s comments, take a close look at the political dysfunction that is California state government, and recognize that that state affairs is on its way to the whole country soon. California’s leaders keep hoping for a federal bailout of their state, but in a few years, even the Chinese will have stopped buying the USA’s toxic debts.

    Comment by Kurt — March 21, 2010 @ 11:56 pm - March 21, 2010

  14. IT’S ON! The Democrats have won this battle, but not the war. I am certain that some people will want their “free” health care tomorrow. Eh, sorry, that won’t kick in for a while. Try 2014. Until then, you can get “preventative” health care. If you are under 26, you can freeload off of your parents’ health insurance. If you are a seasoned citizen, you can take your $250 bribe for some of your prescription medicine. But the thrust of this scam does NOT TAKE EFFECT RIGHT AWAY! Soon, maybe those who have been trying to ram this worse system of health care delivery may be waking up. We will accept you in the battle to repeal as much of this abomination as we can. ON TO NOVEMBER!

    Comment by Mark J. Goluskin — March 22, 2010 @ 12:07 am - March 22, 2010

  15. You liberals say that a lot of people were opposed to the legislation because it wasn’t liberal enough, do you not realize that they just gave YOU a huge “FUCK YOU!!! like the rest of us?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 22, 2010 @ 12:39 am - March 22, 2010

  16. Serenity,

    You can’t dispute that they were given a fair mandate.

    National Review said it best:

    The Democrats had no mandate to take these steps. In 2008, the president campaigned both against forcing people to buy insurance and against taxing their benefits. The legislation runs counter to the campaign on both points. The president promised to change Washington. He has made its stench more noisome, winning this vote by using every kind of deceit and (legal) corruption, and over the objection of a bipartisan coalition representing most Americans.

    Not to mention the liberals promised that they would put an end to such corruption and would be the most ethical and open, transparent congress in history. Therefore, hell yeah I can dispute it. The liberals lied and freedom died.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 22, 2010 @ 1:11 am - March 22, 2010

  17. TGC slam dunks it.

    Comment by American Elephant — March 22, 2010 @ 2:54 am - March 22, 2010

  18. You can get around that either by saying the Democrats lied and the people believe them (“The people are stupid! We want a do-over!”)

    The Democrats lied and the people did believe them.

    However, that doesn’t mean that the people were stupid; it just meant that they trusted the wrong politicians.

    As Sean A pointed out, Obama lied. He claimed he opposed mandates and taxing benefits. He did both tonight.

    People won’t trust him or his party twice. They now know without a shadow of a doubt that Obama, the Obama Party, and anyone affiliated with it are complete and total liars.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 22, 2010 @ 2:56 am - March 22, 2010

  19. I felt my heart drop in my chest last night, watching the vote on this bill. (I cannnot even attach the word ‘healthcare’ to it.)
    I’ve searched in my mind and found why this saddens me so much:
    it is not the government control of a large sector of our economy and lives,
    it is not the intrusion of the IRS into the medical aspects of our lives,
    it is not the quality, availability and cost of medical care declining (remember I work in the field and have seen these incrementally at all times the govt attaches itself to medical care,)
    it is not the abortion availability and finance question,
    it is not the staggering taxes, fees and penalties involved.

    IT IS the grab to make dependency on the government a ‘good thing’{sorry, Martha}
    As I listened last night, Congresspersons were almost gleeful that healthy, educated, middle-class “children” (to the age of 27) were going to be forced/allowed to stay on their parents’ insurance, at the threat of government, still more with any and all pre-existing conditions were ‘covered’ at the threat of government, a larger population were now “going to have health insurance”, against their wishes…(as apparently it is reported that upwards of 1/3 of the “uninsured” have insurance available through work, but choose not to buy it), at the threat of government; that seniors and disabled would be MORE eligible for MORE benefits, yet lose their own choice insurances, at the threat of government; All of these, but particularly the involvement of government in young, healthy, productive citizens’ lives, just bothers me.
    Maybe I’m racist, econo-ist, sexist, disabled-ist: I thought the government was best suited for covering the ‘slip through the crack’ and the ‘nowhere else to turn’ individuals when it came to health, food, shelter needs. I had no idea that healthy, young/older, educated, productive (sigh) persons would be so at the crux of this AND it would just be peachy to have the government involved in so much “cradle to grave” activity.
    In physical therapy, the type, timing of placement and length of time an assistive device is used…determines whether its user has an assistive device or a ‘crutch’; whether that patient uses a resource during a trying time of need or they develop a whole new pathology around the purported assistance: this government “assistance” is no different: a whole new world has opened up for those who would no longer think to do for themselves, before they ever leave home/college.
    I’ve rambled (again)…my apologies.

    Comment by rodney — March 22, 2010 @ 7:14 am - March 22, 2010

  20. Isn´t his how the Nazis gave Hitler dictatorial authority? Having a manjority in the Reichstag, they bullied the opposition into submission.
    Who knows, soon we might have to sing songs of praise of Obama. Heil Obama!

    Comment by Roberto — March 22, 2010 @ 10:45 am - March 22, 2010

  21. Government backed healthcare!!! My God, what’s next?!? Public schools? Interstate highways? National parks? Meat inspection? Where will it end?!?

    Comment by Ashpenaz — March 22, 2010 @ 11:17 am - March 22, 2010

  22. That’s a good question, Ashpenaz; when will it end?

    For instance, when you’re mandated to lose fifty pounds, how will you handle that?

    Or how about when you’re told the government won’t cover your chemotherapy because it’s too expensive, and you should just take advantage of assisted suicide instead?

    Do you support all of those, Ash?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 22, 2010 @ 11:53 am - March 22, 2010

  23. Ash – to answer your question, take a look at what’s happening in Europe. Note well: Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain (the PIIGS as known in the finance biz).

    Take a look at societies where all that’s ever debated is the ebb and flow of the welfare state (see the UK) where, in the interest of health, the gummint intrudes into every aspect of citizens’ subjects’ lives.

    Take a look at NY where the gummint feels the need to tell chefs whether or not they can add salt to their recipes.

    See California where the state’s occupational safety office holds hearings (with porn “stars”) on condoms and hygiene despite a $20 billion deficit there’s no hope of closing.

    Take a look at Medicaid that’s bankrupting the states. Or Medicare – the cost of which exceeds estimates many times over and is overtaking Social Security as the gummints biggest outlay (and is on course to swamp the economy).

    You mention public schools: hah. Try reading up on the Kansas City, MO public schools for a spectacular example. Or LA. Or DC. Or about any school district. The fault, of course, isn’t teachers per se but the result of liberal welfare policy the has utterly destroyed the black family.

    This is what happens when the government meddles.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — March 22, 2010 @ 11:53 am - March 22, 2010

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  25. OK, name a country that comes closest to your understanding of pure, free-market capitalism. Rather than list the countries that don’t work, name a country which does work the way you think it should.

    Nigeria? Kuwait? Costa Rica?

    Comment by Ashpenaz — March 22, 2010 @ 1:50 pm - March 22, 2010

  26. It USED to be the United States of America.

    But thanks to Obama Socialist Democrats, we are no longer THAT nation.

    We are no longer exceptional.

    We are a banana republic with fancy toys.

    Comment by GayPatriot — March 22, 2010 @ 2:56 pm - March 22, 2010

  27. The United States was constituted as a democratic republic. Last night the country took a giant step and moved the nation toward European socialism. It is a very short step to marxist communism. Will the Pelosi-Reid Democrats scuttle the Constitution and declare Obama; President for life, ala Hugo Chavez?

    Comment by Roberto — March 22, 2010 @ 3:22 pm - March 22, 2010

  28. My God, what’s next?!? Public schools? Interstate highways? National parks? Meat inspection?

    And look at how well that’s worked out. You’re health is going to be handled by the same folks who keep kids ignorant and run Amtrak off the rails.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 22, 2010 @ 3:58 pm - March 22, 2010

  29. Chairman Obama booted poor, black kids from a good school so his kids wouldn’t have to associate with them. Will they keep poor blacks from going to quality doctors?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 22, 2010 @ 4:05 pm - March 22, 2010

  30. So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated free market capitalism works? Not one? Interesting. . .I wonder why that is.

    Comment by Ashpenaz — March 22, 2010 @ 6:22 pm - March 22, 2010

  31. Ashpenaz takes the role of full blown idiot:

    So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated free market capitalism works? Not one?

    Why not ask this?

    So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated democracy works? Not one?

    Why not ask this?

    So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated communism works? Not one?

    Why not ask this?

    So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated Christian love works? Not one?

    Why not ask this?

    So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated Islam works? Not one?

    Wy not ask this?

    So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated socialism works? Not one?

    Why not ask this?

    So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated gay procreation works to perpetuate the species? Not one?

    Why not this?

    So, there are no countries on earth which demonstrate how well unregulated equal rights for trees, animals, bees and tadpoles works? Not one?

    Comment by heliotrope — March 22, 2010 @ 6:35 pm - March 22, 2010

  32. Unlike Ashpanwhiz I do not wonder why that is. I successfully completed learning the secret code of traffic lights.

    Comment by heliotrope — March 22, 2010 @ 6:37 pm - March 22, 2010

  33. In other words, most governments are a compromise between competing political ideologies–a little communism here, a little capitalism there, a little democracy here, a little theocracy there. Why is that bad?

    Maybe this bill is a bit of socialism. There are parts of the government which are libertarian. I’m content to live in a country which is a blend of different approaches.

    Comment by Ashpenaz — March 22, 2010 @ 7:15 pm - March 22, 2010

  34. “OK, name a country that comes closest to your understanding of pure, free-market capitalism. ”

    Somalia. Everyone with a kick-ass gun, no taxes, no government.
    No health care either. Its a paradise, I tell ya…

    Comment by Tano — March 22, 2010 @ 10:15 pm - March 22, 2010

  35. But I don’t want to be a pirate. . .

    Comment by Ashpenaz — March 22, 2010 @ 10:22 pm - March 22, 2010

  36. Everyone with a kick-ass gun, no taxes, no government.
    No health care either.

    That would be inner city Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit.

    All Obama Party-owned and operated.

    Looks like Somalia is a perfect example of socialist and leftist government — eventually it descends into chaos, destruction, and anarchy.

    Why? Because it establishes that you have the right to take things from whoever you want and that you’re somehow entitled to them when you do it.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 23, 2010 @ 12:17 am - March 23, 2010

  37. In other words, most governments are a compromise between competing political ideologies–a little communism here, a little capitalism there, a little democracy here, a little theocracy there. Why is that bad?

    Name one.

    Look, Ashpenaz, you chose to ask about a country with an unregulated free-market economy. Any fool knows that the essence of government is regulation. You might as well have asked for a country with no cops. It is Marx who promised that communism would reeducate the masses to the point that government would wither and die away. He promised unregulated communism. Do you have any examples of that pearl growing in the sea of nations?

    But, Ashpenaz, you will undoubtedly join Tano and run away from explaining how crippling unfunded entitlements that are deep in deficit can be sustained. It is you who chooses not to deal with run away socialism.

    Obamacare is a concoction of unknown ingredients cooked up in the dark and served to the population without anything remotely resembling even glimpsing exposure. For what ever reason, you apparently believe that in all our history we have suddenly hit on a formula for quality, inexpensive health care that will lower the deficit and get the economic engine started again.

    Pardon me, but you got a lot of ‘splainin to do, Lucy.

    Comment by heliotrope — March 23, 2010 @ 8:56 am - March 23, 2010

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