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Not yet a long enough “train of abuses and usurpations”…

by John Allison III, editor

…but Democrats are promising more.

The following is part of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 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.

Tomorrow, it appears the US House of Representatives will vote for President Obama’s government takeover of the US health care system, not only without consent, but AGAINST THE WILL of the governed!

This planned redistribution of wealth is destructive to Americans’ pursuit of happiness by punishing the successful to reward the unsuccessful. The expansion of government power to mandate the purchase of health insurance will destroy Americans’ liberty to choose what type of health insurance to purchase, or not to purchase it at all. And in the end, as evidenced by those foreign nationals who leave their countries with nationalized health care to have their conditions treated here, Americans’ right to life will be sacrificed as wait times are increased for receiving life saving treatments and patients die as a result.

Tomorrow’s vote, if the Democrats succeed will mark the day our government became “destructive to these ends.” Our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness will have all been denied by a narcissistic demagogue whose personal mission more and more seems to be the destruction of the American way of life.

While I am not yet ready to proclaim the past 14 months constitute the “long train of abuses and usurpations” that demands we “throw off such government,” we are certainly moving in that direction. The lavish spending, government seizure of private industry, and complete abandonment of representation of the electorate indeed constitute abuses and usurpations evincing a design to reduce us under the “absolute despotism” of the Democrat Party leadership.

Nancy Pelosi has promised even more changes to the health care system after she “kicks through this door,” or gets this first health care bill to pass. The American people have jammed the phone lines on Capitol Hill, assailed their Congressmen at town hall meetings, and participated in record breaking protests to unequivocally communicate their opposition to the Obama/Democrat agenda. That opposition didn’t begin with the health care debate, it began with Obama’s earliest initiatives.

The American people have stood together to oppose TARP, the auto industry bailouts, cap & trade, cash-for-clunkers, record deficits, bloated budgets, unprecedented levels of national debt, and Obamacare. The entire Obama agenda has been opposed, and that opposition has been ignored time and again. “The consent of the governed” isn’t even a consideration of this administration, or its enforcers in the US House and Senate.

For fourteen months our unalienable rights have been ignored and usurped, with Democrat promises of more to come. Fourteen months is not yet long enough to constitute the “long train” that will demand we take more drastic action.

Not yet, but they’re promising more.

March 20, 2010 - Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Is this a call for a Constitutional movement to “throw off” a tyrannical government? This is a piece which could incite some radicals to rash movement. Please be carerful with what you say.

    Comment by Terry | March 21, 2010 | Reply

    • I am being careful, very careful. But it won’t be my words that “incite some radicals to rash movement,” it will be the actions of a tyrannical government. As I said, in my opinion this does not yet rise to the level that demands we exercise our right to “throw off” an unjust government. Not yet.

      We still have the opportunity to reverse this, even if it passes today.

      We still have the opportunity to challenge it in court. But these challenges should move ahead quickly. Because when my health insurance premiums (that I’ve paid for 15 years instead of paying for big screen tv’s, bass boats, atv’s, and even name brand foods) are increased, and they soon will be, with no change in value to me, this tyrannical government will have effectively violated my right to pursue happiness.

      When I can no longer afford those premiums and am forced to drop my family’s coverage (that I chose to purchase in a free market) and we are cast into the gulag of a government plan that is being dropped by the best doctors, hospitals, and now pharmacies, my right to liberty will be deprived again.

      When that ineffective and inefficient tyrannical government’s health care system forces me or my family members to wait for a necessary procedure or our lives are not deemed valuable enough to receive said procedure, my right to life will have been subverted.

      You are so wrong Terry. It is they who need be careful, for our fathers tread this same ground 235 years before.

      Comment by John Allison, III | March 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well said, John!

    Comment by Iona Brown-Cline | March 21, 2010 | Reply

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