The Largest Transfer of Power from the American People to the Government in America’s History!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Over the past few months we have attempted to warn you about the freedom Americans will lose if the Healthcare bills, which have come to be known as ObamaCare, are passed into law by the US Congress. Yet, some of the latest polls show the American people are split almost fifty-fifty in favor of and against the bills now making their way through the Congress.
It is sad beyond measure how little modern day Americans treasure the freedom so many thousands, yea millions, of their fellow Americans have given their blood, their treasure, and even their lives to secure and to preserve just for them!
But, sadly, that is where we are in today’s America. We are but a shell of the America I grew up in. Taken as a whole, the modern day American nation is a pathetic 100th generation copy of the American nation of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Weak, apprehensive, apathetic, ignorant, fat, lazy, and just little frightened is a good description of America today. And that is a shame.
If you have ever observed a big, strong, strapping, young man killing himself with self-destructive behavior such as alcoholism or drug addiction while those who care for him warn him time and again about his destructive conduct and the certainty of his end, and you have watched as he deteriorates and crumbles in upon himself until he is a husk of the man he used to be, then you know how many of my generation view America today. Worse yet, we love her as did the friends of the hypothetical young man we mentioned above. It is painful to watch. But, that is where we are in America today.
America is bent on self-destruction and nothing, it seems, will save her.
For months now, we have warned that the ObamaCare bills are not about healthcare for Americans. They are about power for the government – power taken from the people and placed in the hands of government bureaucrats and apparatchiks, and czars, and administrators, and yes, even presidents.
While you are sitting at your computer pull up the Bill of Rights. Read the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th and 10th amendments to the US Constitution. If ObamaCare passes, America will, for all intents and purposes LOSE the freedoms granted under those amendments! That is how sinister ObamaCare really is.
America is looking at one of the largest transfers of power from the people of the country to the government in the history of democracy -- certainly in the history of America! And Americans are doing it willingly!
If ObamaCare passes into law, the US government will run your life! THAT is the bottom line.
There is an article by Michael Connelly titled: “The Truth about the Health Care Bills” which is a MUST READ. Mr. Connelly says he HAS READ the ENTIRE proposed House Bill 3200: “The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009.” In his article, Mr. Connelly says he has studied HB3200 with particular emphasis from his area of expertise, which is constitutional law. He says he was concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What he found was far worse than what he had heard or expected. Mr. Connelly goes on to say: “The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.” Mr. Connelly continues: “The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled.” As if that isn’t enough, Mr. Connelly says: “However, as scary as all of that it, it just scratches the surface.” (Emphasis mine.) You can read the entire article -- and we strongly encourage you do so --
(Please don’t skip over Mr. Connelly’s article. It is extremely important that you know and understand what so many of us have been warning America about concerning ObamaCare. You NEED to arm yourself with the information in Mr. Connelly’s article.)
Now, understand this: The Congress has the power, right now, to pass this bill into law. The only thing, in my opinion, holding them back, temporarily, is the fact that they lack “cover” which would be provided them by votes of key members of the Republican delegations to both houses of the Congress. The democrats do not want to have ONLY their names signed to this bill when the American people discover, down the road a bit, that they have been had and are the serfs of a socialist government in Washington, DC. But they are catching what can only be described as “pure hell” from the Far Left in America to pass it without Republican support and, in my opinion, at sometime before Christmas of 2009 they Will PASS THIS BILL -- unless Americans rise up, in righteous anger, and demand they pull the proposed bill and back down.
America is in perilous times. She stands at the threshold of becoming a dictatorial, socialist, country. And all it will take is as the philosopher said: “… for good men to do nothing.”
The push to pass ObamaCare is far more dangerous to America than Osama bin Laden and his band of terrorists. This proposed bill will effective strip Americans of their birthright of freedom.
In the Scriptures Esau sells his birthright to Jacob, his twin brother, for a bowl of lentil stew. America’s birthright is being given to a government in exchange for a promise to provide healthcare for all – a promise that could be easily forgotten by the government with no fear of retaliation from a people who will then have no power to do a thing about it
It is ALL about POWER for the government and SERFDOM for the American people.
If there is any spine left in the American people, at all, they will rise up and demand that ObamaCare be completely squashed and all those power hungry men and women who are relentlessly pressing for this transfer of power into their hands will be turned out of the Congress in the election of 2010 and our current President will be asked for his immediate resignation. It is the only way to save our country.
J. D. Longstreet