By Brad Mahlstedt, 2009 Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar
The liberals who hijacked congress did it. They succeeded in
passing a massive overhaul of the best healthcare system in the world; a system
that worked for 90% of the American people.
They used backroom deals, behind closed doors negotiations where anyone
who disagreed was not privy; and most importantly, they abused the offices they
hold to usurp the will of the American people in order to impose their sick
idea of social justice. But what does this mean for you and me, as American
This bill sets a dangerous precedent. No longer can we trust our
elected officials to listen to the American people. It is now okay for congress
to pass a bill that was not read, not popular, and not bipartisan. It is now
acceptable to threaten members of congress, bribe members of congress, and
bully wavering congressional members whose heavy hearts doubt the worthiness of
legislation in order to advance left-wing socialist entitlement policy.
This bill means that for the first time in American History, our
citizens will be forced to pay for another individual to kill their unborn
baby. Every abortion in America is done through the guise of healthcare whether
it is a doctor prescribing a pill to terminate an unwanted child or through a
doctor performing a partial birth abortion. Everyone knows that doctors, and
doctors alone, perform these horrific “medical” procedures. You, as an American
taxpayer, now fund both doctors and patients. You therefore now fund abortions.
Make no mistake about it! Any contention to the contrary is nothing short of a
This bill spits in the face of our founding fathers. It replaces
individual responsibility, small government, a government that protects
individual freedom, with a new kind of government that provides for its
citizens. When government asserts itself into this roll it is contrary to
American values and dangerous to our continued success. Our founding fathers
knew this. Thomas Jefferson said, “I
predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from
wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
This bill starts America down a road that our founding fathers feared. What
would they think of congress now? How ashamed might they be?
Most importantly this bill now means that you are less free. From the time you woke up yesterday morning
to the time you went to bed last night Congress stripped you of, without due
process, 1/6th of your economic liberty. Congress took over the
health industry last night. The health industry is 1/6th of our
economy. You therefore are now 1/6th less economically free.