Yesterday we saw history made as the largest take-over by the United States government of a private industry was narrowly passed by the House of Representatives and will soon be signed by the president in the face of an overwhelming opposition from the population of the Nation and zero support from the opposing party whatsoever.
I wrote in my post right after that fateful vote that it was time for America to choose which sort of moment that was to signify. As I slept on it (and wished I hadn’t given up alcohol for Lent) last night, I started thinking about what we do next. And here’s what I’ve come up with:
Last spring we told them “No” at Tea Parties. They responded by calling us all racists.
Last summer we told them “No” at town hall meetings. They responded by calling us un-American.
Last fall, we told them “No” in voting booths in New Jersey and Virginia. And in January in Massachusetts of all places. Their response was not to reconsider their positions in the face of their clear unpopularity, but rather to redouble their efforts to find a way around us and our wishes.
And now it has come to this. We can no longer say, They’re not hearing us; we’ve been loud. We can no longer say, They’re not listening to us; we’ve been clear. The only conclusion we can come to is that they knowingly defied us, and this cannot stand. They must all be removed.
The time has come for action.
It is time now to remove these people from their offices. Every Congressman and Senator who voted in support of the Stalinization of Health Care Act of 2010 MUST lose his or her seat this November 2d. It is imparative for the survival of our Nation.
This is not about malice. It’s not about vengence. It’s not about “teaching them a lesson.” It is simply about caring for our Union. It is the (metaphoric, mind you) watering of the tree of Liberty.
If you’re a business-owner and several of your employees are blatantly disobeying you and doing grave harm to your business, you may start by taking them aside and admonishing them. If that doesn’t work, you can formally reprimand them. If that doesn’t work, you can single a few of them out and fire them, hoping the others will get the picture. However, if they still insist on dismissing your workplace rules and doing damage to your company’s good name, you are left with no other choice than to replace them before their insubordination causes lasting injury.
These people have shown complete contempt for our wishes and our Constitution and are representatives of us no longer. They should not be honored with the title therefore.
The time is over for town hall meetings. The time is over for calls to your Congressman’s office. The time is over for writing letters.
Therefore, I don’t call on you to engage them any longer. Don’t bother calling your Congressman or Senator, nor attending their meetings. Don’t write them letters or even try to influence them on legislation pending before them. Your energies and resources are needed elsewhere.
I encourage everybody who lives in a district wherein your Congressman voted “yea” to write the largest check you can to his or her opponent in the primary (even if you’re not a Democrat) and the general elections. Same for your Senator, if one of them is up for election this fall. Put up signs for their opponents in your yard and stickers on your bumpers. ACTIVELY campaign for their opponents. Knock on doors, and “walk the blocks”. Get involved. I’ll be there with you. Hell, RUN FOR OFFICE YOURSELF if that’s what it takes.
We must excise this scourge from our body politic without emotion and without delay. Like I said, this is no longer about “sending a message” or “teaching them a lesson”. This is about the survival of representative democracy in America. It’s about removing dangerous people from sensitive positions within our government. It’s about returning Our Nation to We The People.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)