Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently informed the nation that July Fourth isn’t just for fireworks and independence any more. It is also the day we should “celebrate” Obamacare.
Sure July Fourth is traditionally celebrated as the day we declared independence from Great Britain, an action that preceded the Revolutionary War and set the tone for our nascent nation. But now it has another significance. As far as Pelosi is concerned it is “health independence” day, too.
From the San Francisco lady herself. Do we need any more proof that progressives really want us to forget the history of our country? Here’s what she said in a press briefing recorded by CSPAN….
“Pretty soon we’ll all be leaving for the Fourth of July recess. Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence.
This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders. The spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Affordable Care Act offers just that–a healthier life and the liberty to pursue a person’s happiness to be free of constraint, be job-locked, because they’re policy-locked and so if you wanted to be a cameraman, a writer, you want to be self employed, if you want to be, start a business, if you want to change jobs, whatever it is you want to do you are free, you have the liberty to do.
So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, and that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.”
Yes, Nancy, I will certainly be celebrating health independence…independence from an oppressive, tyrannical federal government that deserves all the de-funding I and every other red-blooded, freedom-loving American can and should muster. Godspeed to you.
I’d post her photo, but I don’t want to. Instead I will post this…
….as the list of the People’s grievances continues to grow…..
I am reading Glenn Beck’s book on the Federalist papers. The Founders expected that, for the highest office in our land, people would give the candidates a lot of thought and inspection. As for guidelines on that choice, they made minimal requirements, expecting that the wisdom of the People would be sufficient. The candidate had to be at least 35 years of age, a resident of the country for at least 14 years and be a natural born citizen (not the same as just a citizen or naturalized citizen). This was important to the Founders so as to prevent foreign influence in the top office of the country.
The GOP had another debate last night. I didn’t get to sit and watch it in its entirety. I had, however, seen an earlier debate and had eliminated two candidates just from that debate. I was left with three whom I could not choose between at the time. I loved everything they said. I like Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty. I loved everything they had to say. I think Newt Gingrich is very smart. But this morning as I think upon my quandary of choosing, I have added some new requirements of my own.
I feel, that in the light of the current train wreck that we have in the Oval office (masquerading as a leader) that it is imperative in this next election, that we elect a successful former or current governor. The mess that we currently have, called government, will require someone with governing experience. No learning on the job this time…the hour is too late for that. I think this is wisdom.
My other personal requirement is that this successful former or current governor also have a stable personal life…no multiple marriages. I also think this is wisdom.
So, where does that leave me? I have three candidates to choose from and I am eliminating all of the rest. Not because I don’t think they’re wonderful candidates, because I do think most of them are. I am going for an experienced governing candidate this time, so my field of candidates to choose from will be Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry, who is currently slated to announce his entrance into the race soon. And should any other successful former or current governors choose to come into the race, I will add them to the roster of choices.
Now I have more thoughtful consideration to do.
“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” –Thomas Jefferson
But I’m afraid that when lawless men are naively elected into office, the Constitution may not be enough restraint, as we are currently witnessing with the Obama administration. Outlooks for the new year predict that he will rule by himself, circumventing Congress and the will of the American people.
There has been much endless ridiculing, mostly by those on the left, of those who would question the President’s natural born status. But not only did the former senator tell us in his book “Dreams From My Father” that he was a dual citizen at birth (which disqualifies one from attaining the presidency), but it has now come to my attention that a post written at America.gov, a blog site maintained by the Department of State agrees. How far from understanding our constitution have we come? This blog site was set up to dispel the rumors, myths and fabrications….and now it unwittingly confirms what a lot of us have been saying… a duel citizen is not eligible to be President of the United States. The Founders intended that no one with divided or foreign loyalties could occupy that office for obvious reasons, the safety of our nation.
Todd Leventhal is the author of the post which was posted on the 21 August 2009. I guess Todd was trying to dispel the rumors that Obama was not born in the United States and not so much if he was a natural born citizen or not. Todd evidently doesn’t even know what a natural born citizen is! High schools may not be teaching the Constitution these days. But the times they are a’changing…interest in our republican form of government and the constitution has risen. People are reading history and our founding historical documents. It is an amazing time. And it means the end of the shenanigans that have been put over on the electorate. It will mean the end of the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.
I just got done reading Richard Poe’s book “Hillary’s Secret War, The Clinton Conspiracy to Muzzle Internet Journalists”. I am much wiser now than I was before reading it. If anyone dares to think that Hillary Clinton would be a different president than who we have now, think again. She would be Obama II. There are too many dead bodies left in the wake of the Clinton’s rule and Hillary was right in the middle of it. The destruction they unleashed on our country was massive. I recommend the book.
This is an awesome tribute to our founders and our country.
And a quick overview of the American Revolution.
President Calvin Coolidge on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence gave a speech on July 4, 1926. This is an excerpt from his wise words and really does speak to the times we live in.
“About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.”~~President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, 1926
You nailed it, President Coolidge.
H/T to PowerLineBlog
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us – that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: It is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right not only to tax but “to bind us in all cases whatsoever,” and if being bound in that manner is not slavery, then is there no such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious, for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.”~~Thomas Paine, 1776 (emphasis mine)
“The constitutions of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property and freedom of the press.” –Thomas Jefferson
I like it…sounds like a place I’d like to live.
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” –Thomas Jefferson
He didn’t say it…but…does that mean if it’s not democracy, that it becomes socialism?