Sunday, July 1, 2012

Stealing Your Money for Obamacare is Constitutional - Cause I Said so - Rand Paul Replies

I just read an article posted by the ever insightful Washington Post about Rand Paul's response to the supreme court's decision to declare Obamacare 100% American as apple pie.
“One of the tea party’s folks — who’s, by the way, a member of the United States Senate — said, just because a small number of people said that’s constitutional doesn’t mean it is,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.). “Now, can you believe that? But that’s what he said.”
Can you believe someone didn't instantly go prostrate and worship people in official state issued black robes?  Paul must be some kind of weird reality monster.

The truth is so obvious it's hard to clarify it further.  If the supreme court said shooting your children is constitutional then it must be so.  What kind of pretentious crank do you have to be to surrender your ability to define morality to a few black robed deities?  Obviously the constitution was put in place to specifically limit the power of government.  If government interprets the constitution as a guarantee for accumulating power, then as per the Declaration of Independence,
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
It is our duty to throw off an out of control government that no longer serves the people.  But apparently
Naftali Bendavid of the Washington Post feels that being a patriot like our founding fathers is unpatriotic.  Paul had recently received a lot of flack from the liberty movement in response to his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate, Romney.  This small outcry against the raging state machine comes as a refreshing reminder of Paul's roots and will hopefully bring libertarians and independents back to the political battle ground.

Though I do not believe the political process is a realistic way to bring about true change, I do see it as a great platform for sending out the message of liberty.  We need to utilize every opportunity afforded us to educate people so that when the next crisis hits, liberty rather than tyranny can be brought in as the solution.  If there is one thing we know about politicians, it's that they love a good crisis.  That's when people are most frightened and consequentially vulnerable to the government's plea for more power as the only way we can protect ourselves.  We must ensure that when tough times come, people understand that only freedom can solve the problem of big government.

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