A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I spoke to a friend recently, the owner of a small business in my neck of the swamp. He told me business was, for all intents and purposes, dead. He volunteered that he could trace the drop off in sales to approximately the time America became
"aware" of Obamacare, around mid October of 2013.
As we discussed the mess America is in, he volunteered the following: "J. D.," he said, "People are scared to death!" We spoke of how people were holding on to so-called disposable income, money they would have readily spent on things that would have made life more pleasant for themselves and their families. Earmarked money for projects for the home and business, too, is being held back.
Since October, average Americans have finally zeroed-in on what Obamacare means for them, their families, and their way of life as well, as the effect it is already having on the country they love.
They are more than a little troubled.
They are holding on to the money they have for fear they they will have no insurance, or no insurance they can count on, when they really need it. To these Americans, Obamacare is not a blessing. No. It is a CURSE!
They are angry. It is an anger that is deepening by the day into a white hot rage. They are asking: "Who did this to me, to my family, to my country?" Quickly, they surmise the answer -- the Democratic Party and Obama. There is no other answer, not even another partial answer. Obamacare was and remains solely a power grab by the democrats without a single republican voting for it or supporting it. There is no question as to whom their anger must be directed.
The last time Americans were this angry, they were colonists and the government to which they were tethered was across the Atlantic, in England, and paid no mind to the “disgruntled” Americans. Today the government is in Washington, DC. Frankly, little else has changed!
The end result of the first scenario above was revolution. The end result of the second scenario above may be the same thing!
WE are hearing and reading the word “Revolution,” frequently, these days. It is being used more and more by Americans in daily conversations and especially on the Internet, by bloggers, and everyday folks who comment on those bog sites.
Americans have had all they are going to take from a government that gives all indications that it simply doesn’t care what we Americans (their constituents) think, or what we want, or what we do not want. We never intended a “rogue” government such as we have today. We will not abide a rogue government such as we have today.
It is an unfortunate truth that our government has grown far, far, too big, far, far too powerful, and no longer represents the people of The Republic.
We have a bunch of Socialists, Marxists, Progressives/Communists, and only God, Himself, knows what else ruling over us today. I don’t know who they represent -- but they do not represent the American people.
That Obamacare bill the democrats passed through Congress is going to break the country and destroy the world’s finest healthcare system.
57% of us said NO; we’d rather have no healthcare bill at all than have that monstrosity. Yet the dems rammed it through, anyway. Well, the fight is NOT completely over -- and believe me when I say -- we are going to fight for an eventual repeal of the Affordable Care Act -- aka -- Obamacare. It took thirteen years to repeal Prohibition. Believe me when I tell you we have only just begun to fight.
Pollsters tell us that 66% of Americans want smaller government and fewer government services. Is Congress paying attention? NO. Even if they had heard us, they would have shrugged it off and continued on their merry way.
I don't recall a time -- in my lifetime -- when America was in worse shape. I have NEVER seen it in worse shape -- and that includes all the wars in my lifetime.
We have a President so inept that it is unbelievable -- and yet he would rule by fiat. We have a Congress, which has gone rogue and set itself up as an oligarchy in which all power is vested in them as the dominant class or clique. America now has government by the few. It sounds very much like the conditions the colonists found themselves in prior to the Revolutionary War.
These are serious times, indeed, dangerous times in America.
In November of 2014, democrats will be driven from office by waves of wrathful, angry, just plain MAD Americans who wish election day were today!
It will take decades, possibly even a generation (or even two) to correct the damage Obama and the democrats have done to our country.
J. D. Longstreet
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