Nathan R. Jessup

Put up or shut up

In Corruption, Government Lies, Socialism on November 22, 2009 at 6:23 pm

After reading ‘What’s Fueling America’s Rage?’, a post by Larry Doyle on ‘Sense on Cents’, I began to wonder not only how we have become a nation defined and recognized by its deceitful and corrupt law makers but how on earth we can recover from it.  Larry talks in his post about how the American people have been on the receiving end of the controlling practices of their public servants for years and it’s only getting worse.  I find it odd that, in most cases, a child will be scolded for lying and a congressman or woman will be re-elected for the same offense.   Who’s to blame here? We need to ensure these ‘cheatsare held accountable for their lies.

Michelle Malkin points out in her recent lead story,  ‘The Demcare bribe list‘ some of the most recent transgressions of the new barnyard health care bill.  If we continue to support (and doing nothing represents support) the nefarious behavior of our unchecked political captains, America’s rage will unquestionably surge.  Imagine for a moment if America’s desire to hold government accountable  matched it’s ever increasing level of rage. Now that’s some ‘change’ I can get behind.

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports: On page 432 of the Reid bill, there is a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for “certain states recovering from a major disaster.”The section spends two pages defining which “states” would qualify, saying, among other things, that it would be states that “during the preceding 7 fiscal years” have been declared a “major disaster area.”I am told the section applies to exactly one state:  Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has been playing hard to get on the health care bill.In other words, the bill spends two pages describing would could be written with a single world:  Louisiana.  (This may also help explain why the bill is long.)Senator Harry Reid, who drafted the bill, cannot pass it without the support of Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu.

How much does it cost?  According to the Congressional Budget Office: $100 million.

With naked infractions like the ‘Louisiana Purchase’ , conspiracy theorists are beginning to look a little more like clairvoyants. You really can’t script this stuff.

“Dear big Government, we see what you are doing and hey who knows, maybe one of these days we might even try and stop you…”

-The American People

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  1. Yes. The rage will out if the people have not become too desensitized already. How little people even know of the freedom which would exist if the government were held accountable to abide by the United States Constitution. We must, each, individually, take responsibility for informing those in our sphere of influence. If we do not act on even this miniscule obligation we have become accomplices, as written.

  2. Well said SBJ. I do believe Americans might just fight for their freedom if they knew what was at stake…

  3. We must learn not to be disarmed by appeals to equality. Equality (in all respects, for everyone) is the receding goal whereby socialism seeks endlessly to assuage Envy and its mirror, Guilt. Equality of cultures, of religions, of wealth, of healthcare, of carbon use, of legal rights, of sexual diversions, even of species(!) – the quest will never end.

    The cynical among us learn to ride this wild bull, and soon become “more equal than others” (as in Orwell’s “Animal Farm”). That is called Corruption. It is also called Power.

    Of all the clairvoyant remarks from the genius Alexis de Tocqueville, the one which I find most staggeringly prescient is this: “The…sole condition required in order to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community is to love equality, or to get men to believe you love it. Thus the science of despotism, which was once so complex, is simplified, and reduced, as it were, to a single principle.”

  4. Dr. J,

    I do believe you have clearly laid out what America has to look forward to should we continue skipping down “socialist street”.

    (and just so I am clear, you don’t think we could make a mosquito and elephant equal?)

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