Saturday, March 20, 2010


Back in October of 2009 I was viewing television when then host of ABC World News, Charles Gibson, asked President Barack Hussein Obama, “Mr. President, will you and your family give up your current health insurance and join the new ‘Universal Health Care Program’ that the rest of us will receive?” There was stoney silence as Obama ignored the question.

That response has lead to dramatically growing concern about the fairness of the proposed coverage under the president’s long promoted Health Care Legislation. Passage of the Bill is anticipated within the next few days and 61% of my fellow citizens do not like what they hear. I believe that a majority of the American voting public would prefer to scrap the Bill and start over including some specific language addressing Tort Reform, and eliminating the PORK and special Pay for Play deals, i.e., the so called “Louisiana Purchase.”

This has all lead to growing suggestions that a proposed amendment be made to our Constitution, and I have seen emails urging passage of a 28th Amendment that says:

“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

Were that amendment to pass, the entire tenor of a Health Care Bill would change dramatically, and would certainly have a substantially easier road to acceptance. As has been said time and time again in recent weeks…”The American people are mad as hell and they do not want to take it anymore.” Thomas Jefferson said, “When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” I agree completely and it is far past the time for the government to begin fearing the electorate.

Here are a few more appropriate quotes that have met the test of time:

“If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?” – Thomas

“The American republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

“We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.” – Davy Crockett

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain

“There is no distinctly American criminal class – except Congress.” – Mark Twain

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

“This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.” – Will Rogers

“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” – Will Rogers

“You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.” – Milton Berle

“Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one’s friends.” – George Will

The actions of our Congress in the next few days will be a pivotal point in the history of our Republic. The people made this country great, and only the people can save it. Act accordingly to assure your future.


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