Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Health Care Part I : Stoop Shame
My first thoughts on the socialized medicine bill deal with my own shame. I hang my head in shame. Shame at how naive I was. You see, less than two months ago, I like millions of others, thought the election of Scott Brown made this massive entitlement bill dead on arrival. We thought so because the rules of the Senate say that you need 60 votes to overcome a filibuster, and Brown's victory ensured that they could not get to 60. Boy, did we celebrate. We really thought we dodged a major bullet. Looking back, I am embarrassed. Embarrassed because we forgot who we were dealing with. Embarrassed because we actually thought that rules & procedures that have been in place for centuries meant anything to these people. We made the fatal mistake in believing that both sides have to play by the same rules. We should have known better. It's not like we did not know. We knew. These are the same people that think federal laws that require that people be citizens or even be alive should not stop illegal aliens and dead people from voting. I cannot even begin to understand that mentality. These are people who see the will of the people as something to be overturned when it conflicts with the ultra-liberal agenda. Don't believe me? Look at California. They had a state referendum where on election day the people got to vote whether to legalize gay marriage. They people rejected it. Overwhelmingly. Now to most of us, that would be the end of it, right? We had an election, the people spoke, and that is that. But liberals don't think like that. As soon as the results came in, they refused to honor those results.They shopped for a judge to overturn it. The point is this: I am ashamed that I forgot the nature of the people who want to impose socialism on this nation. When I celebrated Scott Brown's victory I let my own respect for rules and procedures cloud my judgment. And that is the big lesson. The big takeaway: NEVER FORGET THAT LIBERALS DON'T PLAY BY THE RULES.