KING HENRY V: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. – William Shakespeare
We again are assaulted by Barack Obama’s healthcare hostile takeover act. We again are forced to defend the ramparts of a civil society of laws and not men. For Conservative America, (and maybe GOP America as well) it is “Once more into the breach!” Congressman John Boehner describes the proposal Barack Obama intends to jam through by reconciliation below.
The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected. This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits.
“This week’s summit clearly has all the makings of a Democratic infomercial for continuing on a partisan course that relies on more backroom deals and parliamentary tricks to circumvent the will of the American people and jam through a massive government takeover of health care.
So what makes Barack Obama push all his chips on the table and try this end run around the process to slam home his discredited health care bill? I think he believes in both the bill and his right to have it. In his ego-dominated brain, Barack Obama views himself as America’s first Divine Right Monarch. The society may not be quite ready for Post-Modern Feudalism yet, but every reformer has to pursue his dream.
This trend towards subinfuedation shows in much of the fist year agenda. Everything is being funded by the government with strings attached. Cap and Trade, Healthcare with the Public Coerc, oops, I mean Option, and the stimulus all work towards establishing a society much more dependent to the generosity of the government fisc. It all reminds me of something apocryphal that Barack Obama said at about the time of his STFU Address last month.
“I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,” he told ABC’s “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer (HT: ABC News)
Bill Clinton pushed a similar agenda to Barack Obama. He wanted (or at least his VP wanted) a tax on carbon emissions. He championed a major economic stimulus in his early first term and he attempted to heavily socialize healthcare. What sets Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama apart is that Mr. Clinton was willing to remain bound by the overall process if that allowed him to remain in power.
Mr. Obama hates the process and wants to blow it up. He would willingly lose someone else’s 2010 election in return for a major increase in his own ability to govern by fiat. What sets him apart from Hugo Chavez may be the amount of leadership by dictation that the US Constitution permits him to get away with.
We see his effort to make major elements of society dependent upon government most clearly in his healthcare reform. President Obama wants the government to decide whether or not your heart medicine remains affordable, your surgery is technologically feasible and whether or not they need enough doctors to include your smart capable child amongst the ranks. He wants these decisions made by an appointed panel as democratically unaccountable as The Federal Reserve Board.
A government with this sort of power over life, death and abortion can make practical citizens behave more reasonably. The Tea-Party is definitely over, when the government can use its control over your benefits to terminate your health coverage for disagreeing with their policy objectives. This would give the US government leverage over the citizenry that would stifle any Jacksonian wave of popular discontent. “Villains ye were, and Tea-Baggers ye remain!”
Yet this new feudal reprise suffers all the cacophonic discords that led to the failures of caliphates, baronies and shogunates from Osaka to Cornwall. The ruler strives athwart his power-hungry and eager peers, who forever attempt to snap at his gilded heels. The ruler and his henchmen forever forestall the Jacquerie of an exploited mass of plebeians.
This tenuous dynamic led to conflict within President Obama’s party over Cap and Trade legislation. The Congress (peers of Barack I) attempted to make the carbon credits a set of fiats that they could bestow or withhold on businesses and farms within their Congressional districts. This would make the constituents beholden to their Congressional liege if they wanted to receive carbon credits sufficient to remain in business.
When this tack failed, The President ordered the EPA to regulate CO2 as a pollutant. This would have given Barack I the ability to decide at will against whom he would force regulatory compliance. This would offer Barack I a fulcrum to punish both recalcitrant citizens and foolhardy Congressional Peers who failed to acknowledge the benefice that flowed from his White House Throne Room. L’ Etat C’est Obama.
Prior to this recent turn of events in Massachusetts, the GOP has been almost a non-player. They were rhetorical straw-men and racist old plutocrats with no real power, limited influence and barely over ½ of the campaign war chest of His Majesty, Barack I. When the papers mentioned them at all, the GOP served as Goldstein to His Majesty’s INGSOC. Now, as Glenn Beck so pointedly pointed-out at CPAC, this had better change.
The GOP must ignore the demands for Keynesian Stimulus. It must forbear in the face of being accused of wanting to starve Poor, Old GramPa. It must reduce the scope, the power and revenues of our government in order that we may still remain citizens of a legitimately free society. If we fail in that endeavor, I know what West Point Cadets can swear next year when they get their commissions.
By the Lord, before whom this relic is holy, I will be to ____ faithful and true, and love all that he loves, and shun all that he shuns, according to God’s law, and according to the world’s principles, and never, by will nor by force, by word nor by work, do ought of what is loathful to him; on condition that he keep me as I am willing to deserve, and all that fulfil that our agreement was, when I to him submitted and chose his will. (HT:Bard’s Quill Blog)
This is the power our current elected president drives towards. We can say “not in my America” all we want to, but it will be if we don’t stop this man – and slam the brakes on his malevolent, egocentric ambitions.
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