And I see a lot to agree with the editor of the Daily Interlake of Northwest Montana. He looked for the New Lows. It seems we had a lot for him to write about with that subject. He writes:
“….Last year, it was all about “hope and change.” This year, it is all about “smoke and mirrors.” Last year was “post-partisan”; this year is “post-partisan depression.” Last year we had a Constitution; this year we don’t.”
Strong words right? Well, let him exoplain,
…. “So, in honor of the demise of the Republic with the passage last week by the Senate of the so-called health-care reform bill, I propose a Bottom 10 list that shows us just how low we have sunk as a nation and a civilization.
Without a doubt, 2009 saved the worst for last, so it was easy to conclude that the Bottom Story of the Year was Sen. Harry Reid hijacking the Constitution and throwing it under the bus where it was crushed along with majority rule and citizens’ rights.
With apologies to Kris Kristofferson, let’s face it: “Health-care reform” is just another phrase for “nothing left to lose.” Because if the Congress can order you and me to buy insurance today, they can order us to march across the country with our hands tied behind our backs tomorrow.
Does that seem like an exaggeration? Not to me. The power of the federal government is so gargantuan that it is now bigger than the Constitution, which means anything is possible. Tyrants don’t need rules. They do what they want to do because it is convenient, not because it is constitutional.
And, by the way, we have now learned the answer to the age-old question: “What happens if good people do nothing?” They watch their country go down the drain.
This is a long article but a good read, so go read the rest.