HR 3200 Part 2

Continuing on from the last post:

Pg 203 Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it says that.

Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid.  Seniors, low income, poor affected.

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, it does not matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same.

Pg 253 Line 10-18 Government sets value of doctors’ time, prof judg, etc. Literally value of humans.

Pg 265 Sec 1131Government mandates and controls productivity for private health care industries.

Pg 268 Sec 1141 Federal Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.

Pg 272 SEC. 1145. Treatment of certain cancer hospitals – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

(RJ-NOTE: Much cancer treatment will not work unless implemented early, but the waiting time just to see a specialist will likely be months when this plan is implemented. As you can see in this bill, the option of the health care bureaucrat is to deny treatment to those they deem not likely to be helped by it. Watch the cancer death rate skyrocket.)

Page 280 Sec 1151 The government will penalize hospitals for what government deems preventable readmissions. (Incentives for hospital to not treat and release.)

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Doctors that treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission-Government will penalize you.

Pg 317 L 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Government tells Doctors what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Government is mandating hospitals cannot expand.

pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception, BUT community input required. Can you say ACORN?!!

Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. Health Care the way they want. Rationing.

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans (Part B), HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Government plan.

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Government will RESTRICT enrollment of special needs people!

Pg 379 Sec 1191 Government creates more bureaucracy – Tele-health Advisory Committee. Health care by phone/Internet?

Pg 425 Lines 4-12 Government mandates Advance [Death] Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life.

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

Pg 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.

Pg 427 Lines 15-24 Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The government has a say in how your life ends.

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “adv. care planning consult” will be used frequently as patient’s health deteriorates.

Pg 429 Lines 10-12 “adv. care consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from Government.

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The government will specify which doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430 Lines 11-15 The government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.

(NOTE FROM RJ: The above really does give the government the authority to determine who lives and dies, and when. A government bureaucrat really will be making this decision for you and your loved ones.)

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services=Non-profit orgs. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Pg 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment to a community-based org. Like ACORN?

Mathew D. Staver*
Founder and Chairman Dean and Professor of Law
Liberty Counsel  Liberty University School of Law
Offices in Florida, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Lynchburg, Virginia
(800) 671-1776 – Telephone      (434) 592-5300 – Telephone

*Licensed in Florida and the District of Columbia

UPDATE:  New information prompts me to add that Mathew Staver’s summary has been “reviewed, revised and adapted” from the original authored by Peter Fleckstein and posted on and at this blog page

HR 3200

I am going to spend my next few posts reprinting some information from someone who has actually read the Health Care Bill.  I am giving anyone who wants to permission to reprint this all over the web and as far and wide as you can get it.  This bill is evil and as you read the information, you will see why I say that.  There is too much information to post in one post, so I will be spreading it out over several.  We must contend with and defeat this travesty that the Obama administration and his congress are trying to put over on the American people.

The following is a brief outline of this bill put together by Mat Staver of the Freedom Foundation and Liberty Counsel (contact info is at the end). The comments by the brief are Mat’s, except where I have noted my own by putting them in italics. The bold is also mine.–Rick Joyner

After reading, please do not wait to contact your representatives to protest this. If you don’t get through, keep calling, send emails, but do not stop until you know your voice has been heard.

Obama Health Care Plan Details

HR 3200 currently under consideration in the House of Representatives

Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Government will audit the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!

Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC Bill – YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC Bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get

Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice!

Pg 50 Section 152 in HC Bill – HC will be provided to ALL non-U.S. citizens, illegal or otherwise

Pg 58 HC Bill – Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances and a National ID Health Care Card will be issued!

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Government will have direct access to your banks accounts for electronic funds transfer.

(NOTE FROM RJ-This really does mean they can take your money at any time. Who will have this authority?—a government bureaucrat.)

Pg 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions and community organizations (ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Government is creating a Health Care Exchange to bring private health care plans under government control.

Pg 84 Sec 203 HC Bill – Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private health care plans in the Exchange

Pg 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The government will ration your health care!

Pg 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Government mandates linguistic appropriate services.

Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The government will use groups i.e., ACORN & AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for government Health Care Plan

Pg 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs of Ben Levels 4 Plans. #AARP members – Your health care WILL be rationed

Pg 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Individual will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

Pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue the government on price fixing. No “judicial review” against government monopoly.

Pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ #AMA – The government will tell YOU what you can make.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An employer MUST auto enroll employees into public opt plan. NO CHOICE

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for health care for part-time employees AND their families.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer w/ payroll 400k and above who does not prov. pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payroll

Pg 150 Lines 9-13 Businesses with payroll between 251k and 400k who do not provide public opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable health care according to government will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay).

Pg 195 Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans’ financial and personal records.

Mathew D. Staver*
Founder and Chairman Dean and Professor of Law
Liberty Counsel  Liberty University School of Law
Offices in Florida, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Lynchburg, Virginia
(800) 671-1776 – Telephone      (434) 592-5300 – Telephone

*Licensed in Florida and the District of Columbia

UPDATE:  New information prompts me to add that Mathew Staver’s summary has been “reviewed, revised and adapted” from the original authored by Peter Fleckstein and posted on and at this blog page

This ‘N That…

It’s been over a week since I’ve blogged here.  Life has been busy, but the world out there keeps spinning.  I may just take readers on a ramble…

The great health care debate goes of today, there is news that 4 blue dog Democrats may be caving.  These are the fiscally conservative Democrats who believe that the country cannot afford all the government spending, which has seemed to be quite out of control lately.  I think these House Democrats are smart.  They also are hearing from their constituents and, gasp, may actually be listening!  I also hear that they feel a bit hung out to dry because they voted right with their party on the drastic, economy-ruining, job-killing cap and trade bill and then the Senate decided to sit on it for awhile, leaving those guys to hear from their centrist constituents about that vote.  I also understand that with the president’s popularity waning, this gives them more backbone.  Everyone should have a backbone no matter what the situation is, but if this helps them get one I’m all for it.

Michell Malkin’s new book, Culture of Corruption is out and looks to be quite a dicey read.  Glenn Beck thinks it will overtake his Common Sense read on the bestseller lists.  BTW, if you don’t watch Glenn, you should.  He’s the only guy I know drawing the charts and linking all the corrupt organizations that are taking taxpayer money to do their dirty work and how they all link back to the Obama administration.

I learned about a new czar last week, forgot which czar he is over.  Doesn’t matter ’cause whatever he is over he is scary.  He’s a guy by the name of Cass Sunstein and I read that he is popularly viewed as a possible Supreme Court nominee.  Get this…he thinks animals should have the right to sue people.

In his 2004 book, “Animal Rights,” he wrote: “Animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives …”

Quoting from Julian, his opinion about this statement(you might have to read it in context to make a judgment, but I offer his take as another viewpoint):

“Accurate quote, but grossly misleading out of context. Sunstein was suggesting that in order to enforce animal cruelty laws already on the books, private parties might be given standing to bring civil actions against those who violate these existing laws, rather than leaving it up to government prosecutors to investigate and make cases. Judges could order plaintiffs to pay defendants attorneys fees in order to deter frivolous suits. I’m inclined to agree with his own characterization of this as a pretty modest reform proposal.”

But you have to admit, the statement just by itself presents a fairly stunning thought…

One of Mr. Sunstein’s publications is The Second Bill of Rights: Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More Than Ever (Basic Books 2004).  I haven’t read it, but I do find the title to be quite provocative.

And the last thing I will bring up is this dastardly mess with the Cambridge Police Department.  One wonders if it was just time to get the health care debate off the front page and change the conversation.  This news item has been going on for a week now and looks to last even longer.  Tomorrow (Thursday), the President is to “have a beer” with Sargent Crowley and the racist decrying professor Gates.  I hear it said it is to be a “teaching moment”.  I wonder who the teaching is for?  After the president made his uneducated remarks last week, he did try to walk back from them using lots of words that didn’t make much sense (I’m really sorry wasn’t used),but without quite admitting fault.  But gee, it’s so hard to do that in public.

Then there’s John Conyers…whining about the unrealistic expectation of reading the huge bills they all want to rush through congress without the assistance of two lawyers. Maybe times are hard for him right now since I think his wife has been convicted of some corruption and may be going to jail.

I heard about a lot of  money allocated, I believe it was billions, to build a turtle tunnel somewhere in the country.

One more thing…I heard that political correctness in our history books keeps marching on…no longer can the words “Founding Fathers” be used…something about the pesky Fathers thing…they can only use Founders now.

It’s another day in the neighborhood.

Watts Up With That?

I want to take some time today to explain who Anthony Watts is because what he reports on is important.  I have a link to Anthony’s blog on my sidebar.  It’s called Watts Up With That?.  He reports on climate change and methods of measuring climate.  Anthony is a former television meteorologist who spent 25 years on the air and also operates a weather technology and content business, as well continuing his daily forecasting on radio. Weather measurement and weather presentation technology is his specialty.  I also have on my sidebar a feed widget that shows the first five posts on the blog and links to them.  Now that you know who he is, you know why this is important.

Our world has been taken over by the-sky-is-falling environmentalists who are fearful at every turn of the weather.  The fact that our government officials buy in to this hysteria could cost taxpayers  a ton of money if cap-and-trade legislation is implemented as well as dragging our economy even further down.  There is a movement of scientists and other weather specialists who are speaking out against this radical thinking.  Carbon dioxide (which they say is warming the earth) is something we humans breathe out.  It’s what the vegetation on the earth lives on.  Anthony and other authors on his blog provide an in depth and fact-filled look at weather and climate, weather agencies and their methods. This is important because Al Gore says the argument is settled; there is no more debate.  It’s important because those who disagree with the mass hysteria are being characterized at looney, crazy, etc.  This is how the radical far left attempts to quash debate.  So make sure to keep up with Anthony’s blog for the latest information on climate and link to him on your blog. It’s very interesting reading.

The National Oligarchy

The following paragraph echoes  information reported on the Glenn Beck show this week and is very disconcerting.  It appears that our government has been “captured” by a financial “oligarchy”.  We and our economy are now being run by Goldmann Sachs, the labor unions and the government.  The following statement was made by a former IMF chief economist.  I take his words and his warning very seriously and advise all thinking Americans to do so.  This is his statement and a link to his essay at the Atlantic. I had to look up the word oligarchy  to be sure of its meaning.

The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of many emerging-market crises. If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform. And if we are to prevent a true depression, we’re running out of time.

by Simon Johnson

Goldman Sachs Internal Memo

This post was obviously written tongue-in-cheek, BUT it has basis in the facts whichs are out there for all to see and read.

From the Cartoon Lounge of the New Yorker

July 16, 2009


After all that federal aid, a resurgent Goldman Sachs is on course to dole out bonuses that could rival the record paydays of the heady bull-market years. Goldman… announced that it had earmarked $11.4 billion so far this year to compensate its workers. At that rate, Goldman employees could, on average, earn roughly $770,000 each this year.

The Times.

Internal Memorandum No. 8121b

ATTN: Employees of Goldman Sachs

We did it. Bottom of the ninth, down by three, bases loaded, and we cranked another grand slam to the moon. They may have shot Lennon, but nothing can kill the Beatles.

I admit things looked bleak for a minute there. We had to convert to a bank holding company and were forced to accept a taxpayer bailout. It felt un-American. Terribly unbanksmanly. But we accepted the money, knowing that we could magically weave it into a much larger mountain of money.

We had a few hard months there, didn’t we? They regulated our corporate jet so that we could no longer use it to fly from hole to hole on the green. Dave had to drain his money pool to half capacity. I stopped injecting gold into my blood. They don’t call it a recession for nothing. One day, we’ll look back on the year we received only five-figure bonuses and laugh.

Wanting to celebrate our renewed success is natural, but it’s important that we don’t go crazy here. Remember, ten per cent of the non-bank country is unemployed, and even those who are working have “real” jobs, where payment is proportional to the creation of a “product” or a “service.” Those poor bastards. So I ask that, in celebrating our raping of the stock market, we show restraint in the following ways:

  • Please limit high-fives and chest bumps to a dozen a day.
  • Don’t wear your crowns, except around the office.
  • Stop paying for things in Monopoly money—I understand it is the same as real money to us, but there have been some complaints.
  • For now, let’s take down the giant scoreboard that reads “Main Street: zero. Wall Street: a billion gazillion bajillion.”

Furthermore, to avoid drawing criticism from the press, this year the bonuses, expected to be comically large, will be distributed in blood diamonds, which can be easily concealed in a briefcase so it looks like we’re working.

I’d like to thank everyone who made this possible—for a second time. Respect to President Obama for keeping us in the green. Thanks to the big guy upstairs (me). And let’s not forget all the ordinary Americans, who, for some unfathomable reason, have refused to put us behind bars. We are literally taking money out of their wallets. Seriously, with these returns we are making Madoff look like a little kid with his hand caught in the cookie jar. Amateur!

Yours in money,

Lloyd Blankfein, C.E.O., Goldman Sachs

The Government Health Care Scam Options?

President Obama keeps saying over and over and over…those who currently have private insurance plans will get to keep them.  Well, he’s right, in a sense….

I am totally reprinting this post from Investor’s Business Daily because thinking Americans NEED this information.  Enjoy.

It’s Not An Option

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:20 PM PT

Congress: It didn’t take long to run into an “uh-oh” moment when reading the House’s “health care for all Americans” bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.

IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure

When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.

It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:

“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.

So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.

From the beginning, opponents of the public option plan have warned that if the government gets into the business of offering subsidized health insurance coverage, the private insurance market will wither. Drawn by a public option that will be 30% to 40% cheaper than their current premiums because taxpayers will be funding it, employers will gladly scrap their private plans and go with Washington’s coverage.

The nonpartisan Lewin Group estimated in April that 120 million or more Americans could lose their group coverage at work and end up in such a program. That would leave private carriers with 50 million or fewer customers. This could cause the market to, as Lewin Vice President John Sheils put it, “fizzle out altogether.”

What wasn’t known until now is that the bill itself will kill the market for private individual coverage by not letting any new policies be written after the public option becomes law.

The legislation is also likely to finish off health savings accounts, a goal that Democrats have had for years. They want to crush that alternative because nothing gives individuals more control over their medical care, and the government less, than HSAs.

With HSAs out of the way, a key obstacle to the left’s expansion of the welfare state will be removed.

The public option won’t be an option for many, but rather a mandate for buying government care. A free people should be outraged at this advance of soft tyranny.

Washington does not have the constitutional or moral authority to outlaw private markets in which parties voluntarily participate. It shouldn’t be killing business opportunities, or limiting choices, or legislating major changes in Americans’ lives.

It took just 16 pages of reading to find this naked attempt by the political powers to increase their reach. It’s scary to think how many more breaches of liberty we’ll come across in the final 1,002.

So what do you’all think about that? You won’t get to “shop around” when rates with your current provider go up too much, like my family does That’s because with a choice of companies competing for business, the free market works to keep prices down.  But this bill will put the brakes on competing insurers and drive them out of business.  For example, my husband and I are currently “shopping” because of a big price increase in premiums with our current provider.  If this bill was currently in effect, we would not be allowed to shop around, but would, in fact, be forced into the public option, and some other private insurer would not get our business. We’ll all be forced eventually into the public option at this rate, simply because you cannot shop around for coverage.  What a scam.  What a police state. This is a takeover of private industry. We’re all Komrades now.

Health Care Question…

I have several observations and thoughts about health care, but I need to do some study and gathering of my thoughts, facts and figures.  To start the ball rolling, though, I thought I would throw this one out first (I am being a bit facetious since this isn’t anyone’s main concern):

When our government run health care system’s quality matches that of Canada and other countries, where will their people go to pay for private quality care?  Where will a Canadian go when they are diagnosed with a cancer and can’t get treatment for 6 mos. to a year? Where will the king of Syria and other heads of state go? “Cause right now, they all come here.

Oh… maybe I just got the answer to that one:  they’ll get to go to the head of the line like our own dear Senators and Representatives.  Yeh, that must be it.  And then YOU have to wait even longer.  If anyone doesn’t think this will happen, you are in a delirious state of denial. I saw somewhere? yesterday that there is pressure for Congress to sign up for this new government run health care plan.  As of then, several republicans had said they would go for it, but not one Democrat.  Hmmm…do the Dems know something they’re not telling the rest of us?

I heard that under one country’s systen, when you first sign up for the health care, you have to wait 3 years just to get a general doctor.  As to stats (and again I will have to look this up and get the references), I heard this morning that our survival rate of prostate cancer in this country is 90% and some other country with government health care, had a survival rate of about 50%.  I have been hearing some of these cancer survival stats lately and there is an obvious difference.  Obviously, our health care system, in regards to quality, is the best in the world.  I guess you get what you pay for, but do we really want the government making decisions as to what type of treatment your kids or your husband, or your parents, gets?  My guess is that decision will be made by what is cost-effective for the Government and not based on what is best for YOU.

And what does all this have to do with the Constitution and rule of law anyway?

Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready…

For those of you out there feeling a bit blue and down and out with all the wild goings-on in the country (hurry up Congress…gotta pass this…gotta pass that…don’t worry, you don’t need to read it, you can trust me, etc.), I read a post today at American Spectator that is guaranteed to cheer you up.  It is Peter Ferrara’s predictions for 2010.  VERY inspirational and a must read.  I’m already making plans…common sense is coming back in vogue…the ultra-liberal progressives have shot themselves in the butt big time.  Just look at the disapproval polls…the number just keep on going up.  Americans are not stupid.

How Did We Get To This Place?

I have been hearing several very credible people saying that our federal government has been violating the Constitution for a very long time, that it didn’t just start in the last year.  And it has been done with both Democrat and Republican administrations.  Of course, this latest push with the new administration has been…to my mind, a gigantic leap in  government interference in private business in the banking and auto industry, thereby increasing the scope, size and power of government over the private sector.  Next on the president’s agenda is energy and health care.  It is said by would-be reformers that if something is done slowly, it is less noticed, but I have to say, president Obama is certainly trying to turn this country’s free market system 180 degrees in another direction…and is trying to do it in a very short time, probably because he knows his time to do it is short.  And that is why there is such a severe reaction from the people.  We were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, even though some of us knew he was the most liberal senator in the senate.  Now the benefit of the doubt will no longer be forthcoming, because it has become quite clear what his agenda is.

But to go back to my initial question…I got my history book out and started doing some reading.  I suggest all citizens do the same…brush up on  history a bit.  I wanted to go back to Woodrow Wilson’s time.  There is a fairly new book out about him and I have been hearing some things about his ideas of government that I wanted to explore. For now I have to content myself with my old high school history book which has  limited  information  and online sources  until I can get the book.

It appears that the ideas we are lately seeing pushed on us have been around for a very long time.  Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin Roosevelt all tried to implement some of these ideas of government taking a larger role in the American life and economy, while strengthening power over its citizens.  Franklin Roosevelt even tried to replace the Supreme Court because he knew they would not go along with some of his “progressive” ideas!  He was stopped in that endeavor.  I was surprised to learn that during the early 20th century there were lots of Americans who were enthralled with Stalin and Communism, with Mussolini and Fascism.  They even visited the U.S.S.R. and came back and reported on how wonderful Stalin’s government was.  Of course, that was until both dictators started murdering millions of their own people.  Many of these formerly enthusiastic supporters  were horrified and disillusioned by these acts.  But some weren’t.  Some paid it no mind, preferring their allegiance to the ideas promoted by these regimes and denying what these ideas might lead to. (Definition of insanity:  doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.)

I suppose the idea of revolution has been around forever.  In the 60’s there was plenty of talk of it going on in some places.  I was just a grade school/middle school girl living a sheltered farm life when the hippies were staging protests, burning the flag, and getting high.  Yeah, I came of age and went to higher education through the drug filled 70’s.  I can’t say that I ever met a political radical of the likes of a Bill Ayers though.  I never had friends like that, that talked of overthrowing the government.  I can’t remember being around people who found fault with the freedoms of our country. Of course, I didn’t live in Chicago either.  Call me square if you like.  I guess that’s why today, in these times, I’m appalled to learn that for the whole last century there were actually people wanting and plotting and working for the actual demise of this nation, the demise of our systems of government and economy.  And now, it seems, we have elected a president with an administration that thinks this way.  David Axelrod, Obama’s campaign manager and advisor, is considered by some to be a “red diaper” baby due to his parents’ association with communists writing for a leftist newspaper.  He certainly grew up in a household wholly unlike mine.  I suppose that’s why I’m surprised to learn these things.

I just finished reading Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism.  Jonah records this radical history from it’s beginnings in the late 1800’s to this point.  The book is fairly meaty with lots of terminology I have had to learn, since until recently I have been uneducated to the meanings of many sociological terms.  I probably missed some things in high school.

And here is where I think the problem lies:  the average American has been probably living just like me…unaware of this war going on in the background/underground.  Most Americans are busy raising families, working two jobs in a family, and trying to maintain and  get ahead financially, so much so, that they have been unable to focus on larger, national issues.  Sure, they may get educated around election time, enough to go and hopefully cast a somewhat informed vote.  But they then return home to continue life as before, never to play a part again until the next election.  And so all of these years, while most of us were working, paying taxes and living the things endowed by our Creator, that of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we were almost completely unaware of the insidious evil working behind the scenes to destroy those cherished American values.  Looking over the past 100+ years of the history of this movement, it almost seems to be conspiratorial in nature, steadily growing in intensity and power until today all I can see is the vast and overwhelming corruptness of our federal government in entirety, and my state government in particular.  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand portrays it so succinctly…cronyism and corruption ruling the day, and there is no one to stop it. Anyone who tries is crushed.  The Constitution is trashed and no one pays it any mind; it is no longer relevant.

So while a great many of us lived our lives and did what was right each day, our nation has arrived at a crisis point in time.  For me personally, it is definitely a wake up call.  There is plenty of blame to go around.  Selfishness and deception caused people not to become involved.  But we thought government was there for our good, right?  What reason was there to be constantly watching them?  At one time we mostly trusted and believed that our leaders knew what to do and would do it, except on those rare occasions when one would be caught in wrongdoing.  Now it seems the only way to get someone to pay their taxes in leadership, is to nominate them for the president’s cabinet! And of course the standards and consequences are different for them and “us”. Lately I’ve become acutely aware of the graft, corruption and misspending of tax monies in my own township and county.  These things ought not to be!  Say disenfranchisement three times very fast.

I guess I have to say that perhaps government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer exists.  If the people aren’t involved in it, it disintegrates into corruption.  President Obama fires independent Inspector Generals at will when they start touching his friends, and in violation of the law.  As long as corrupt government officials keep lining their own pockets while simultaneously killing businesses that provides jobs, who in his right mind would invest in the economy?  Barney Frank and others have plans already to spend returning TARP funds (taxpayer money) to create a new housing bubble and congress just can’t stop itself from giving corrupt partisan groups like ACORN taxpayer money to keep them alive. Since when are taxpayers required to fund groups working for the demise of the American system, by rigging elections and other mischief of intimidating community organizing? Who okayed that? I could go on listing more.  We are so far off course, I pray to God we can get back.

There is hope…there is a growing movement among the people to take back the nation away from the corrupt profiteers who pretend to be our leaders doing work not for, but against the people.  These pretend leaders should be tried for treason as well as their fiscal corruptness.  In the words of one patriot, “WE ARE COMING FOR YOU”.  I’m just sayin’…