Sunday, March 21, 2010

Today is a momentous day. Today we lose our right to choose.

by Victor the Contractor

Today is a Momentous Day!

Today is the day! Today is the day that all Americans see the naked ambition of fifteen percent of the population as they exert their will over the silent, hard working 85 percent. Today is the culmination of many years of hard work in swaying public perception, breaking down the walls of decency and building a climate of victimization and entitlement. Today the House of Representatives votes on the Senate Health Care Reform Act.

Never mind that no one has actually read this pork nirvana: this bill that nationalizes one sixth of the economy. Never mind that this bill is a slap in the face to all who work hard and don't expect or would accept a handout from anyone. Never mind that, on its face, the bill is a brazen attempt to subvert the Constitution of the United States and assign obligations to buy a service and criminalization of the God-given right to choose.

The right to choose not to buy a service one may see as a bad bargain, or the right to decide what is right for your own body. Those who have eroded the belief in right and wrong for decades; who have literally made a federal case over the right to control a person's body; who have cried that the state had no business, indeed no say at all, about what what one put in their body, believed in their head, and even what they did to their unborn children. Now those very same harpies have turned that tenet on its head as they grasp at the ability to regulate every aspect of what we do with the body God gave us.

A God they do not believe in and they do not seem accountable to. For we live in a time where the ugliest of motivations are cloaked in compassion. A time where the killing of an unborn child is seen as 'kind' as opposed to saddling a selfish couple with the 'burden' of raising unwanted offspring. A time where the lazy and the losers in the lottery of life are trying to maintain a lifestyle by taxing the driven and conscientious people who make this country hum with productivity. These are times that try the morals of men as those who want to invalidate hard work and drive have control of the levers of power and use that awful responsibility for their own gain and avarice.

Before you go on and whine about the poor and stricken and the addict who can neither care for themselves or have the tools to prosper in this world, know this: Life is a harsh taskmaster who punishes the dumb, the lazy and the foolish with scourge and tribulation until they learn to operate within the constraints of civilization. Lessons you don't learn or fail to heed as a child will be revisited repeatedly until you get with the program, succumb to the destruction brought on by your own lusts. Attempts to rewrite God's law, or common sense, for those agnostically inclined, will always result in an unbalanced society that careens hither and yon morally, until it sputters to a halt, mired in the ambivalence of indecision and relativism. A civilization that feels more empathy for the sinners than the sinned-against is destined to fail as the criminals achieve a critical mass and take the controls in efforts to profit from the moral decline.

We have such a state of affairs now. The ugly girl at the dance is now calling the tune, much to the chagrin of the highly offended orchestra. The drop-outs who threw stones at the University's stained glass windows now are the faculty; destroying the ideas and ethics that made this country great. There is a joke in the trades that men teach their children to work before they go off to college and get ruined. The ability to define right and wrong is the hallmark of a great society and the lack thereof the talisman of a civilization in decline. The loafers and anti-establishment crowd of the sixties are now deciding the tax rate for the rest of us, and they are not amused anymore. They are out for revenge. Revenge on the 'boy scouts' who kept their collective noses clean and worked eighty hours a week and put their kids through college and took care of their ailing parents and saluted on Veteran's Day all across this fine country.

'Liberal' doesn't even begin to appropriately label these Marxists! They really are the failed Communists who sewed the cancer of relativism into our public psyche and tried with all of their drug-addled reasoning to convince the rest of us that drive and vigor were not valid traits and conscientiousness was tantamount to selfishness. That success was to be punished, or at least taxed to support the 'less able' among us.

The Democrat majority in both Houses and the Marxist in the White House are poised to enact their vengeance today on all those who ignored their pleas for fairness and charity to the losers and lazy in society. Today they can 'get over' on the corporate toadies and millionaires who rule over and abuse the working class. If it were that easy, FDR, LBJ or even Ralph Nader would have so changed the collective zeitgeist to such an extant that this latest populist farce would be ignored, even maligned by the healthy, prosperous and well adjusted masses.

Instead we have an anti-St. Patrick leading the snakes from the swamps right into the halls of power. Its ironic that the 'most transparent' government in history has hidden its agenda and blocked public reflection on its programs. Its ironic that even the President is not sure what is actually in the health care bill and more troubling that he doesn't care by what process it arrives at his desk. It will be law, no matter how many seats are lost in the coming elections.

This rush to political suicide by an overtly socialist Democrat Party barely disguises the real intent of this travesty of legislative process: the health care reform bill is Communism. Socialism is a 'cooperative' between business and Government. Communism's hallmark is the Government's possession of the means of production. I trot out this aged mare to make a point: a government that can nationalize the better part of a native automobile industry is, by its very nature, Communistic. Such a Government should not be trusted to 'nurse' a substantially healthy industry. Period. If its too big to fail, its just too big.

If the Government can decide that an entire industry needs to be saved and defies its own Constitution to do so, then that Government is invalid and must go. I trust that the Supreme Court will strike this law as soon as the mountain of lawsuits start. But what do we make of a process by which a minority of the population forces its mindset on the majority? Under what authority have GM and Chrysler been seized? Its not Constitutional. And neither is this health care bill.

Yes, today is a momentous day! It is the day we declare war on Liberalism. Today is the day we record the vote for this Communistic legislation. Today we make plans to campaign against our socialist Senators, reprobate Representatives and power-hungry President. And, pass or fail, we will know who voted for our 'right to choose' and who opted for a 'Stalinization' of our legislative process. It works both ways: Freedom of choice extends to the right to choose NOT to do, buy or consume anything, for whatever reason.

"Give me Liberty or give me death!"

Victor The Contractor


Anonymous said...

most of the US elected Obama, you deserve what's coming to you, you like to whine like bitches but refuse to do something about it. I used to love the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe, now I want to see them consumed by the atomic fire of Russia, North Korea or Iran, the USA and Europe will soon die because of their own idiocy.

Unknown said...

"I used to love the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe, now I want to see them consumed by the atomic fire of Russia, North Korea or Iran, the USA and Europe will soon die because of their own idiocy."

You lie.

No one who loved, as you claim to have, the West could now desire that they be consumed in nuclear fire.

Regardless of how far the West's citizen's have morally fallen or how idiotic they often reveal themselves to be... wishing for the country's who represent, if any do, the Devil, to triumph over representative democracy and freedom reveals you for what you are; the enemy of mankind.

The only question that remains is whether you're aware of being Satan's minion. Not that it matters, but a special place is reserved for you.

Annie said...
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Brenton said...

This round of elections didn't really present a good candidate. With that being said, this will either be a time of awakening or a time of bondage. Like all other civilizations before it, it is a time of choice and consequence. I love my country (USA). I love what the Founding Fathers set up. We have been carefully led down a path to socialism and many of us have come to the awful realization of this precarious situation.
I don't wish death and destruction on anyone. There was once an ancient civilization on this continent that learned of it's awful state too late and as a result was wiped off the face of the land through civil war. I pray this isn't the case with our people.
@ Anonymous, I feel bad that you are so blinded by your malice that you cannot see the face of your brethren. We try to avoid war and bloodshed, but if necessary, we will fight for our homes, our wives, our families, our freedoms and our religions. This, my friend, is the Title of Liberty. If there is any decency left in you, please consider taking back the hateful words and presenting a solution.
Your Friend

PD Quig said...

This is the bottom of the 3rd inning of the health care 'reform' game, and the Democrats are already out of pitchers. They took this vote today thinking it would be behind them, that they could put some distance between their vote and November. Not even close, bud.

We are going to fund their opponents, we are going to run on a "Repeal ObamaCare!" slogan, and we are going to turn them out of office, and dismantle their precious little communist gambit by slow-rolling it to death.

Oh no, this is not the end, by any means. A momentous day? Yes indeed. It will be remembered as the day that the fearsome dogs of war were finally let loose against liberalism. As they sow, so shall they reap.

CaMaven said...

Voters: Read about what you really bought on 11/4/08, in "The Obama Timeline," by Don Fredrick. This is without a doubt the best, most comprehensicve, well-documented volume on The One in existence.

Obama is only the most obvious manifestation of the disease America is afflicted with. Witness the spectacle of sleaze infesting our govrenment, like Pelsoi, Reid, Frank, Schumer, Nadler, Boxer, Hastings, Geithner, Napolitano, Holdren, Holder, Sotomayor etc., etc.

Claude Offenbauker said...

Maybe you, yourself, should have a look at this "pork Nirvana" as you called it. I don't think I, or any other informed individual, should even waste time or intellectual effort to correct your emotionally dominated opinion article.

Anonymous said...

Would your views be any different if you or your daughter were disabled? We are not all given the same hand. And many of us try our best to work with the hand we are given. Unfortunately,the difficulties we face early in life can be hard to overcome. We may learn to overcome our personal weaknesses, whether we were born with them or not. But this world we live in is not eager to forget that we may have been slow to learn or even physically disadvantaged.

We are all living under the curse of sin. And without compassion, many could fall to the wayside and die. I believe it is these principles of compassion that were spoken of in the story of the Good Samaritan. The phrase "Good Samaritan" is not just a piece of jargon. This story was told by Jesus Himself for us to learn compassion for our neighbors, just as He has shown compassion on us when we did not deserve it.

Brenton said...

@ Anonymous (the 11:16 AM comment)

I agree with the parable that Jesus taught. With that being said, it isn't our government's job or place to provide care. How are we to be Good Samaritans when the gov. wants to do it for us.
Notice also, the Samaritan had the means / funds to give help. This is an important concept. Give from that which you have, not from that which you have not.
It is up to us as neighbors and friends to come to the aid of one another. Not the government. The reason health care got to where it is today is government regulation. That is why there are high premiums. If the free enterprise system is allowed to work, WE the PEOPLE choose what businesses do well and what businesses fail. Insurance companies would then be more competitive to gain our patronage.
Your Friend

Anonymous said...

Well said, Brenton. It is not so much the opposition to the healthcare bill that saddens me but the hatred, greed, and lack of compassion that this controversy has revealed... even among those claiming to believe in God. And to hear these bitter sentiments against those who may be seen as "mooching" whom this blogger claims are victims of the curses they bring on themselves... It is a heartbreaking revelation of the sentiments that have brewed in our country for only God knows how long.

If we are to really live as Good Samaritans, let us oppose the government's handling of the issue if we wish. But let us also take this historical occasion to examine our own selves, to pray for our government, and to remember the poor... To be willing to give to those in need, to go the extra mile, knowing that He will count our actions toward the "least of these" even as our actions toward Himself.

Anonymous said...

Oh chill out, it works fine in the U.K.
The only people who lose out are the people concerned about money, not other humans.
Bitch all you want, but if you get free health care, you'll sleep better at night, knowing if you break your leg, have a baby or even get in a car crash, you can deal the problems you are facing, not the fees.
And if you really hate the public health idea all that much, don't use it. I'm sure there will be private clinics you guys can go to. So you still have 'the right to choose'.
Also, stop bitching about Obama, he'll be here for the next four years, you can't do anything about it, plus you voted him in.

directorblue said...

Yeah, it works fine in the U.K.

Read a frickin' newspaper, moonbat.

Expenses have risen 40% while services have declined 3%. And the NHS is still broke.

"13: The number of teeth that British veteran Ian Boynton pulled out himself with pliers “because he couldn’t find an NHS (National Health Service) dentist… [he] could not afford to go private for treatment so instead took the drastic action to remove 13 of his teeth that were giving him severe pain."

Anonymous said...

People you must remember those who can not afford health care. Those are the people this bill is going to help and protect. Not only do these people have to worry about how they are going to feed themselves and their children but if any of them get sick; god help them because they will have no way to pay for the care needed. You people against the bill, you speak of compassion, you have none. If you did you would see that these people need your help. You only oppose this health care reform because you have your health care and the money to pay for what ever you need. What if you have a child who is disabled, you wont be able to get health insurance for them. Why you ask; you have enough money. No, no that's not it. It is simply because they have a 'pre-existing condition'. Get over it and accept it for what it is; a momentous day.

Brenton said...

We don't lack compassion. Compassion is something given, not taken. This health care reform is 'taking' the compassion from us.
What is better, the servant that freely giveth, or the servant that is forced to give.
Secondly, this bill forces everyone to buy a service. There are many that choose not to buy health care currently. I am not saying forget those without health care due to bad circumstances.
It is the responsibility and the right of the individual to make the choice to help someone else. Christ was never forced to do anything. He CHOOSE to give everything. What does it mean to be Christian? It means to FREELY CHOOSE to give everything in the building up of His kingdom.
I don't oppose this bill because I don't want to help others. I oppose this bill because it is our God given right to CHOOSE to help others. God Himself doesn't ever take away our Agency. If we are to learn to be as He is, we must learn to make good choices.
We are here on Earth, not to be told what to choose, but to learn HOW to choose. I pray for those who are less fortunate. I pray for opportunities to serve each day. He has heard those prayers and allowed me to be a tool in His hands to help.
The key is to help someone help themselves. This leaves intact the individual's self worth while providing assistance. The current system suffers from the government putting is grubby hands into everything, thus driving up prices. Let the people regulate the system. That is what a free market is for. WE THE PEOPLE decide how much something is worth. Remember, this isn't taking away the opportunities to serve one another. I believe in service with all my heart and my hands, my mind and my back.
As a side note, this health care is not going to be free. Whoever thinks that must understand that we will be paying higher taxes, giving up superior health care, and enslaving ourselves to the will of the government.

Tinkerbellee said...

So many of you who are going on about what God and Christ want seem to be oblivious to what the philisophy of the man you claim to 'follow' stood for: compassion, equality, inclusion, forgiveness, tolerance, peace and - most importantly - love. Yes, you are free to pick and choose when you want to be compassionate, but he himself said .] "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven."
[Matthew 19:21]

Jesus is 100% Liberal and, IMO, THIS is what true Christianity is all about:

Brenton said...

@ Tinker,

You are correct in those being the attributes of God. But those attributes are attributes of One who gives of Himself according to His own desire / will. They are not forced. That is the whole point here. I believe in helping others. I believe that the love of money is evil, but to have money and use it as a tool for the betterment of yourself and others is good.
The govt. is trying to force equality, fairness, compassion and love. Not one of those things can or should be forced.
To really be like Christ or our Heavenly Father means to make those good choices without being coerced or forced to.
To be like our Heavenly Father means to not only do good things, but to have the desire to do those good things.
So please don't confuse what I said earlier with not wanting to help / not helping.
There are better ways to help. The govt. is not one of them. They are the worst entity to provide assistance in these matters.
Their job is to protect our borders and provide for interstate commerce. That is it.

And to put a label such as liberal or conservative on a being of perfect understanding is shortsighted and foolish.

He transcends all of that.

Tinkerbellee said...

Brenton, thank you very much for your thoughtful, open and friendly reactions to my standpoint which is so very different than yours. I appreciate it very much indeed. I must also say you have given me food for thought in the idea that the government is trying to 'force' equality, fairness, compassion and love on us'.

These are things I have always found extremely important, so I welcome with jubilation signs of government 'pushing' for it. But I can see what you mean that such things should be outside the governmentat sphere.

The problem is, among the American people, there is absolutely [i]NO[/i] general consensus about how 'life should best be lived', nor what the basic requirements for a such a life would be. We are fortunate enough to be able to debate from behind our computers in our relatively comfortable homes about how life should be lived, but the majority of people in the US who are most involved in such a question are living in such a hand-to-mouth existence they do not have the luxury, or probably even the education, to consider the question.

And this has come to be the case because the American culture (and government) has come to be so focused on profit and prestige. Our society is not optimally organized to focus on the things that are most important: caring for your fellow man, and creating opportunities where those who want to try can succeed. There are too many people in our country who are born with no opportunities whatsoever!

Today I read something written by a 'fervent' Christian which makes me want to puke. "You can whine about the poor and stricken and the addict who can neither care for themselves or have the tools to prosper in this world, know this: Life is a harsh taskmaster who punishes the dumb, the lazy and the foolish with scourge and tribulation until... See more they learn to operate within the constraints of civilization"

This guy went on to say it is our (and I quote) "God-given right" to have the FREE CHOICE about when we want to be compassionate or not. Sorry, bud - but that's not what the Man said. And if you want to really consider yourself as following in his footsteps, you need to do some serious thinking, and then either shit or get off the pot.

Unknown said...

We already have many programs to help the poor disabled daughters and anyone else who for whatever reason can't work a decent job and pay for their own healthcare. We have medicare, medicaid, SCHIP, and the numerous private facilities like St. Jude's that treat those who cannot help themselves. HealthCare Reform could easily have lowered costs all around, such that the system which was working could work better, and fill in those god-awful gaps we've all been told about.

They're myths. There is nobody in America who can't walk into a hospital and get treatment. When they don't pay the bill, costs go up and the rest of us pay the bill. Maybe if we could fix it so that bill wasn't so damned high we wouldn't have to strip everyone of liberty, and our weak economy of what little wealth remains.

They didn't want to do that, though. They wanted to control yet another aspect of our lives. Student loans, mortgages, auto manufacturing... what's next?

Brenton said...

@ Jimmy,

I would guess that Nike and the shoe industry is next....They are trying to prevent any uprising. And you know what they say, "You can't have an uprising if you don't have shoes."
At least, that may be their next move.
They are already working on gun control / 2nd Amendment revocation via international law