Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our Founding Fathers Saw This Coming.......

What our Founding Fathers expect of us

Exclusive: Mychal Massie cites Jefferson in urging Americans to take nation back
Posted: March 09, 20101:00 am Eastern
By Mychal Massie
"Governments," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed – that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to altar or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
Those words should not only be our rallying cry, but they should strike fear in those who lord their positions over us without concern for our wishes, interests or well-being. And there is at present no better example of abuse without fear than Obama's manic push for a reform bill that over 50 percent of the people are adamantly opposed to.
It is the will of the people that counts – not the radical socialist agendas of contumacious and morally opprobrious elected representatives.
The health-care bill is a bad bill, regardless of how it is presented. If it were not, not only would there be broad-based support for it, but Obama, et al., would not find it necessary to continually recast it as something else.

Even if it were a marginally bad bill, more people could be persuaded to accept it. The Obama White House would not find it necessary to solicit votes with bribes and judgeships. When is the last time anyone remembers a party leadership telling its members they must pass a bill even if it costs them their seats in upcoming elections? Would that be necessary if this were even a marginally good bill? The answer, of course, is no.
This bill is bad for a plethora of reasons, not least of which is because the government would be running it – not withstanding the onerous tax burden it would create. As I have documented in previous columns – the one thing the federal government (and liberals in particular) have proven is that it/they are incapable running things, much less of governing. Consider Medicaid/Medicare and Social Security. Congress would have us forget the House Post Office scandal, the House banking scandal, the White House Travel Office scandal, i.e., Travelgate, and a host of other entities they controlled and ran that perpetrated fraud at the taxpayers' expense. Ask the stockholders, including my son, what happened to their investments in General Motors when it fell under government control.
We, the American people, tend to overlook and/or forget that we are financially responsible for all that Congress and the White House does. Their financial malfeasance and misappropriations come out of our pockets. And Obama, Pelosi and Reid expect us to simply hand over one-sixth of the nation's economy for them to manage as they see fit?
The American public is smart enough to know that the passage of said bill would be but the beginning. Health care, if passed, would be a bigger black hole than Medicaid and Social Security.

Our Founding Fathers knew that government should be "by the people, of the people and for the people." Government was not intended to be the exclusive province of 535 members with virtually unlimited powers. The government belongs to the people, not lobbyists, Pelosi, Reid or Obama. And it is time we took it back.
Our Founding Fathers realized that when Jefferson penned, "government [derived its] just powers from the consent of the people."
The outrage being voiced by the tea parties and various other patriotic groups is justified. We understand that Obama wants to force passage of the bill before Congress breaks, so as to thwart the voice and will of the people when representatives return to their home districts.
The future of our children and grandchildren hangs in the balance of the actions we take today. As Ronald Reagan said, "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness."
No longer can we afford to sit passively by, allowing the creeping intrusion and usurpation of government to continue. We must not allow ourselves to be silenced or intimidated by those who owe their existence to us. We must not allow those in office to infiltrate our various organizations. We must be willing to sacrifice our all to rid ourselves of this presence of government that has become destructive unto the ends for which it was instituted. It is our right to alter and/or abolish it, and to put in place new representatives considerate of our rights, safety and well-being. Our Founding Fathers would expect nothing less.

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