A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
It was bound to happen. We warned about the sovereignty movement, early on in the Obama Regime’s reign, that the states were serious about preserving their sovereignty. When over half the fifty states reassert their sovereignty any NORMAL person would say “WHOA! Wait A Minute! What’s happening?” Not so, the Obama Regime. They have foraged ahead with their “Czarist”, “Imperial” manner of governing and, guess what? The people, through their state governments, are rebelling.
OK, so the pitchforks and torches are not out YET, but, by golly, they are ready and waiting. Reports are becoming more persistent that conservative lawmakers, in about half the states, are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates.
Here’s the thing. We folks out here in the hinterlands (In my case, the swamp!) are not buying into the current conventional wisdom, which says that ObamaCare is dead. In fact, we are convinced that it is as alive today as it was before Brown won Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts. The Progressives/socialists are going to pass it into law. So, be prepared for it.
Incrementalism is the key. They will pass Obamacare one tiny bit at a time as parts of, or attached to, other bills moving through the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. It may take months, even years, but ObamaCare will become a reality in the United States.
Vigilance is now more important than ever. We must watch the Congress as we would a chicken hawk over the chicken coop! If we turn our backs, even for a moment, they will swoop and we will have ObamaCare. We must keep the pressure on our Congresspersons and on our Senators. In my case I only have one Senator I can, sometimes, count on. One is a progressive Obama acolyte and a supporter of ObamaCare, and the other is a moderate Republican. So, one cancels the other out.
As you can see conservative folks here in North Carolina have to depend upon themselves when in conflict with the Congress. We "boondocks lobbyists" have become fairly accomplished at applying pressure to our Representatives and Senators -- especially those of us with conservative blogs. We take our arguments, not just public; we take them to the world!
I learned as a young broadcast journalist many, many, years ago the best way to bring pressure to bear on a politician was through public ridicule and public embarrassment. It will get to them when nothing else will.
For those of you reading this in countries other than the US, understand this: the states of the United States actually created the Federal Government to act as an agent of the several states. It was supposed to have very limited power over the states. (Check out The Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to the US Constitution) It was supposed to act on behalf of the people of the states -- never against them -- as it is doing today. THAT is why the sovereignty movement amongst the states literally took off with state after state reasserting its sovereignty from the Federal Government. It is one step short of seceding from the US.
You are not hearing much about this in the mainstream media because they do not want to admit that it is happening, and, even more important, they do not want YOU to know that the people of the United States DO NOT LOVE THE CURRENT PRESIDENT of the United States! Understand this – the Mainstream Media in the United States is deeply in the pocket of the Obama Regime. The people of the several states ARE NOT!
The various state legislatures are taking steps to protect their citizen’s from the socialist/Marxist of the Federal Government. That is why many state legislatures are amending the constitutions of those states to ban health insurance mandates on the people of their states.
I remain convinced that the economic situation of America is much worse than Americans are being lead to believe. This is one of those times when I hope I am wrong, but fear I am right.
Recent polls show the 71% of the American people feel their national legislature is doing a poor job of governing. That is an incredible number of Americans to have agreed on ANYTHING! It is an extremely important number.
We must "box-in" the Obama Regime, at least until the Mid-Term Election in November. That will be the most important election in the history of the country. It will decide whether Americans live as a free people or become slaves to a socialist/Marxist government. Believe me: PURGE is NOT too strong a word to use to describe what must be done -- at the ballot box -- on that most critical of days in American history.