OBAMACARE A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Obama won in the Supreme Court but the Republican
base in the American electorate has just been fired up and can't wait
to get to the polls in November.
As we suspected, all
along, Obamacare was upheld as constitutional by the SCOTUS on Thursday
June 28th, 2012. The battle lines have just been re-drawn. NOW
the election in November is about REPEALING OBAMACARE!
As my friend
and fellow blogger Alan Caruba has said: " ... it will condemn
Americans to having bureaucrats deny medical care to some because of
their age and others to die while waiting for it.
conservatives, myself included, will dedicate the weeks and months
between today and the election in November to informing Americans of the
huge government take-over of their lives. We intend to bring as much
pressure as possible on the Congress and the Republican nominee for
President -- as well as all GOP candidates for national and state
offices across the land -- to engage in a massive movement by the people
of the country to repeal this "Law from Hell."
and his socialist cronies have won this round. They have, indeed, won
the battle but they have not won the war. We intend to re-engage in
battle in the Congress, with renewed vigor, in an attempt to repeal
this law which makes legal the takeover of every single American's life
by the federal government.
The election in November is
no longer about republicans and democrats. No. It is now about
It is time -- today -- for
the Tea Party to step front and center, once again, and LEAD!
infrastructure for a national resistance movement against Obamacare and
the democrats in November should already be in place. It is now a
matter of getting off our collective behinds and into the streets, in
front of the camera's and microphones, in the papers , indeed, all the
media, especially the Internet (by way of the blogosphere).
is an expression I heard many decades ago and it has stuck with me ever
since. "I'm bent, but I'm not bowed. I'm bloodied but I'm not
slain. So, I'll lay me down and rest a bit, then I'll rise to fight
again." The author is unknown to me but I have drawn strength
from those words for a very long time and in many, many, situations. I
For those of us opposed to Obamacare, the
battle is not ended. Indeed, the historic words of Capt. John Paul
Jones, the Father of the US Navy, are apropos here. Those words ,
reportedly uttered on the burning deck of Jones' sinking ship (in reply
to the demand of the enemy ship's captain to surrender his vessel)
reverberate across America today. Captain Jones is said to have
responded defiantly: "Sir, I have NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!"
Jones -- and what was left of his crew -- won the battle, captured the
enemy ship, and sailed away victorious.
the scriptures there is a time for everything under the sun.
the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Holy Bible, "The Preacher" says: "What
is crooked cannot be made straight and what is lacking cannot be
numbered." (Ecclesiastes Chapter 2, verse 15.) The Preacher
goes on to say: "For everything there is a season, and a time for every
matter under heaven." He continues to enumerate the various matters
for which there is a time, a season. The one that leapt out at me today
was this one: "... a time to keep silence, and a time to speak
THIS is a time to speak, to speak out, for freedom, for
liberty, to restore the government America's forefathers intended and
rid ourselves of this massive socialist, statist, nightmare which is
suffocating freedom in America today.
nothing if it is not what Alexis de Tocqueville referred to as "Soft
Despotism." De Tocqueville described it this way: "After
having thus successively taken each member of the community in its
powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends
its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with
a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which
the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot
penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered,
but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but
they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not
destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it
compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each
nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and
industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."
Tocqueville warned us what would happen to America if we continued on
the course of Big Government. Over time, he warned, we would become so
dependent upon government that we would simply stop being, well, human.
Here is what he said: "It is in vain to summon a people who have
been rendered so dependent on the central power to choose from time to
time the representatives of that power; this rare and brief exercise of
their free choice, however important it may be, will not prevent them
from gradually losing the faculties of thinking, feeling, and acting for
themselves, and thus gradually falling below the level of humanity." IT
For that "remnant" of Americans
who still believe, against all odds, that a spark of freedom, a glimmer
of liberty, remains in America today, we have no choice but to rise up
in righteous fury and demand that our elected leaders repeal the "Law
from Hell," Obamacare, and send its supporters home in defeat and shame.
can be NO Compromise on repealing Obamacare. America MUST be rid of
this sulfurous brimstone reeking monster if the people of America are to
have any chance, at all, of maintaining a single iota of personal
freedom and liberty.
Let the battle begin -- and let
all good men and women "ride to the sound of the guns,"
with all haste, determined to rescue the America our forefathers left in
our keeping. REPEAL OBAMACARE is our battle
cry! We march beneath the black flag of "no quarter" for none can be
given in this conflict to save our country.
committed to this fight until Obamacare is nothing more than a very bad
memory and America is saved from its hellish claws.