Sunday, March 21, 2010

Atlas Shrugs Once Again, Congress Harms America

AP: "Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.

Widely viewed as dead two months ago, the Senate-passed bill cleared the House on a 219-212 vote. Republicans were unanimous in opposition, joined by 34 dissident Democrats.

Obama watched the vote in the White House's Roosevelt Room with Vice President Joe Biden and about 40 staff aides. When the long sought 216th vote came in — the magic number needed for passage — the room burst into applause and hugs. An exultant president exchanged a high-five with his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel."

The fallout from this will be catastrophic in every sense imaginable. A balanced budget can go to hell. The constitution be damned. Every citizen of the United States can die in line at a government institution that has only yet begun to wallow in the mire of government bureaucracy. The kids we birth today will be raised in an nation where the rights of man are those granted solely at the discretion of society, a world where the government serves not the people, but its own ends.

A society where men and women are elected to govern the theft of labor and wealth to encourage and subsidize the parasites of nations. Those who prey upon the productive to survive in futility.

This is what we have once again come to, Fascism at the hands of a legislature. Fascism paid for by naught but borrowed and printed money in manner that is empirically and entirely untenable.

Mr. President, you have once again demonstrated your supreme, constant and overriding desire to ruin my country, and scar its face to a point where it is an insult to the United States to call this America any longer.


Solameanie said...

Well said, Robert. The entitlement culture and mindset will be the eventual ruin of this country unless something is done to arrest the slide.

I fear that our culture has become too narcissistic to even try, but miracles can happen.

Charles said...

I agree with Solameanie, Well said, Robert. You know once our country started down the slippery slope of entitlements which began with FDR but really came of age with LBJ in the 1964 Great Society legislation there will be no turning back and this is the last hoorah before our country goes over the cliff. All we can do is try to pass the Word and vote and leave the rest to God.

Solameanie said...

Yikes, what happened to your blog template?

Palm boy said...

Joel, the lasting mindset this will create is even more fearsome then this legislation, I think we agree on that.
Somehow, liberty and reason has to make a resurgence in the public and private minds of this nation.
The frontiers of fascism are crowding in yet again.

Charles, the great society was absolutely horrendous. Thanks for dropping in.