Today’s SCOTUS ruling upholding Obamacare’s Constitutionality is not only an affront to the very principles this nation was founded upon, but also the end of any illusion of freedom we had left. As of today non individual in this country has any real control over the limit government now has on them. As of today, we are a nation of slaves beholden to government. As of today government is no longer “of the people, by the people, for the people”. Today, government is master and can now legitimately rule our lives like it has never been able to do before.
I won’t bother commenting on the ruling itself, other than to say I am ashamed of Justices Kennedy and Roberts. They swore to uphold the Constitution and did exactly the opposite today. Our forefathers — Madison the least of which — which weap in shame at what was committed today. What I did want to comment on, and particularly for the scurrilous Americans that voted for Obama, are the very likely unintended consequences of today’s ruling. That slippery slope is a bitch, and I hope every single individual that voted for Obama tumbles right over it.
Today the Supreme Court ruled that Government can control what you eat, and can punish you if you do not adhere to the inevitable dietary regulations that are coming. Don’t believe that’s possible? Go talk to New York City and Boston. Today the Supreme Court rules that government can control how much energy you consume, and can punish you if you you do not adhere to the inevitable restrictions that are coming. Don’t believe that’s possible? Go talk to the U.N., and the passel of lawmakers in states and the federal level that are working hand in hand to enact carbon taxes. Today the Supreme Court ruled that Government has ultimate say in your healthcare and can punish you if you don’t adhere to the regulations. Many of which are already in place. Don’t believe that? Go talk to the 43 Catholic Denominations that are currently suing the Government for trampling religious freedom. Wait and see that its inevitable that rationing will occur. As has been the case of every single nation that has implemented a national healthcare system.
Today the Supreme Court ruled that we are no longer a single people. As of today we are “us” and “them”. As of today we are a nation of mob rule; a nation in which those who pay no income taxes — some 50% of all working adults — make the rules under which the other 50% of adults who do pay income taxes have to live. Its the ultimate socialist society in which the productive half of the country has to support themselves, along with those who are not productive. And have zero say about it.
I see little reason why those individuals who do not believe in our founding principles should enjoy the very system those principles created. Tell me why we Conservatives should not, from this moment forth, use the very tactics of the left to defeat them. If we are not a nation of principles and laws, why should we not also actively attack Democrats? Why should we not intrude upon the homes and work places of Democrats? Why should we not destroy the property of Democrats? Why should we not perpetrate voting fraud to ensure our candidates win? Why should we not practice intimidation?
Oh you fools, you know not what you did today.
Many families have their pockets of liberals, and I have mine too. But the one family liberal that drives me the craziest is my cousin – we’ll call him Eugene. He’s the youngest son of a dear Aunt of mine, who is many years younger than me, and hence not someone I am very close with. Yet we talk and are on pretty good terms with one another. We’re on Facebook together, we follow each other on Twitter and Text back and forth every now and again. But to be honest, that’s about as far as I can go because he drives me insane. I’ve been near to de-friending him on Facebook numerous times because of his liberal ramblings, that are often quite horrendous. He’s the typical liberal who relishes being as condescending, and scandalous as possible. A lot of what he writes is plain offensive, and I know at least one other family member has de-friended him on Facebook because of it.
He’s family, what can I say? I haven’t de-friended him. Instead I simply ignore his postings, but occasionally he posts something that just strikes me so wrong that I simply can’t ignore it. Such was the case this past week. Eugene is an OWS supporter, and deeply believes in the liberal mantra that that the world owes him everything. Including a college education, a home, a job, and everything in between. And he doesn’t believe that he should have to work for any of it. He is a few years out of High School and had started attending a local community college immediately after, but dropped out because his grades were horrible and something about ineligibility for more student aid because of defaulting on previous loans. Instead of doing his class work and earning good grades, he did drugs and partied.
He’s in a terrible bind because he has no job skills to speak of, and can find no work other than minimum wage, bottom of the ladder work. He was working two jobs until recently, but was just furloughed this past week from one of them for at least 60 days and is now worried he won’t be able to pay his rent and his car payment. But from reading his posts all week you’d think he was fired. Mainly because he said he was. I had to ask him why he was fired, half expecting to to hear a story of disrespect toward his manager or some such. Again, mainly because of all the horrible things he writes about her. From his writing on Facebook I have this horrible picture of him flipping her off on a daily basis, and punctuating it all with a tirade of profanity. He wasn’t actually fired, but was chosen to be furlough and he’s taking it out on the world. Instead of blaming his particular situation on his previous actions — having to drop out of school and current ineligibility to receive more financial aid — he condemns his employer and capitalism. Instead of blaming his lack of initiative to gain more marketable job skills while he was employed, he doubles down on the Occupy Wall Street nonsense. As if the banking industry had anything to do with his sloth.
That is the one thing that strikes me the most of liberalism. Liberalism pays no credence to personal responsibility. Liberalism allows no personal faults. Liberalism demands tolerances of the liberal, but refuses to be tolerant of dissenting opinion or belief. Liberalism is the philosophy of envy. Envy of anyone that has worked hard and achieved more than the liberal. And liberalism is the philosophy of thievery. How else could you possibly describe the advocation of forcibly taking from one to give to another?
Such a striking difference between Eugene and his older brother, who graduated college and is now nearly two years into what is looking to be a promising career. In Eugene’s brother just accepted a higher paying job in California and will be moving there within the next few weeks. Life is looking up for the conservative brother who buckled down and is doing what he needs to be doing to get ahead in life. Not so much for his younger brother, who instead is blaming the rest of us for his misfortune.
Seriously? This is what the administration wants us to know regarding the President’s outlandish statements on the Supreme Court recently? President Obama — a Constitutional Law Professor — wants the Supreme Court to ignore the Constitution and instead wants them to look toward politics when judging law? Do we understand that correctly Mr. President? Funny how Democrats want the Supreme Court to look to the law regarding other favored categories, such as Abortion, Title IX, Segregation, and a litnany of other liberal hot button issues.
No Mr. President, we understood you precisely prior to all of your recent back tracking. Hypocritical much?
President Obama has made it clear he stands with the OWS movement and believes in the “principles” they espouse. Despite, of course, that the collective movement has released a dizzying array of “demands” which any sane person would look at and ignore for the utter tripe those demands are. However, President Obama stands behind the movement. As do a number of prominent Democrats, unions, and liberal social organizations. President Obama has gone so far as to turn his Saturday morning speeches, and other public statements into platforms to offer additional support. So President Obama, don’t be true to form now by backing away from the violence your children are committing. Own it.
Of course the OWS movement has been committing various minor crimes all over the country since early on, but has witnessed more periodic serious crimes at various locations during the past few weeks. And the last few days in Oakland, California has been nothing short of atrocious. Those riots are what the Democrat party stands for. Those riots are what President Obama espouses. Those children are the spoiled, whiney liberals that want the productive part of the country to work hard so they can sit back and continue to collect the hand outs government has given to them all their lives. Own it Mr. President.
I never again want to hear a single word uttered from the left, or from the left’s main stream media lackeys about the Tea Party. Never was there a single act of violence at any of the Tea Party events, nor did any Tea Party group ever demand the government forcibly take anything from anyone else to give to them. Nor did any Tea Party group ever demand the government practice class warfare. I am so disgusted with the media, liberals, and President Obama in particular.
President Obama has a habit of throwing around the words “fair” and “Justice” but never defines what either means. And on Saturday he was at it again, latching onto a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that indicated the incomes of the wealthiest Americans increased by 275% from 1979 to 2007, while the lowest income bracket only increased by 18% during the same period. President Obama, true to form, is taking the populist approach attempting to gain leverage over Republicans in the budget and debt discussions.
So much of this “debate” centers around “equality”. The left makes the point that the wealthy getting wealthier to the extent they are while everyone else is getting wealthier to a much lesser extent or not at all is unfair; that there needs to be a more even distribution of the “country’s wealth”. As if there were such a thing. The “country” does not have wealth, individuals do and in a capitalist system where individuals have freedom to pursue achievement, there will be – by definition – unequal wealth distribution. The “country” takes wealth from individuals in the form of taxes to carry out the specified functions directed by the Constitution. Read more…
I have a friend that happens to be a liberal, and so it’s not terribly surprising that the OCCUPYWALLSTREET movement would come up. As so happens recently he’s tried gently chiding me about the aims and goals of the movement. Of course, being conservative, I’ve refuted his chiding by pointing out the ridiculousness of the movement. Not only have I pointed out the ridiculous nature of the varied demands of the movement, but also the crimes committed by protesters across the country, and the general ignorance of the movement’s political philosophy to begin with. I also compared the actions of the movement against those of the Tea Party rallies over the last year which never resulted in a single law being broken, or property damage. What a comparison it is too. Read more…
Well, other than the obvious that government spends more than it receives. Statements such as Senator Reids are precisely the reason we have a debt problem. Sentor Reid is most assuredly a moron, but Democrats in general need to pull their heads out from whichever dark nether region they currently occupy and understand that government jobs do not PRODUCE. Government jobs CONSUME. Private sector jobs PRODUCE. Government taxation reduces the amount of wealth in the private sector, which causes the private sector to slow down or halt hiring at best, and causes the private sector to reduce the number of jobs at worst. So when I see statements by Democrats like Sentor Reid such as:
It’s very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it’s the public-sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about.
It makes me want to scream at TVs, punch stuffed animals and generally mis-treat Democrats. Government jobs are the safest jobs in the United States today. And they get paid extraorinarily well. It also so happens that Government employees are the single largest body of UNIONIZED employees in the United States. Have no doubt about it, but that is the only reason why Democrats are concerned about government employees. However, at least you can see without any doubt that Senator Reid and the Democrats care very little for you, Mr. and Mrs. private sector worker.