Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Sunday, November 08, 2009

And Now We Wait for the Imperial Senate

So Nancy Pelosi, in the dead of night (natch), managed to twist just enough arms - by apparently abandoning support for federally-funded abortions - to squeak the "Health Reform" bill through the House. Just three representatives would have been enough to change the vote from 220-215 to 217-218, but she pulled it off. And it was a BIPARTISAN victory, because ONE (1) Republican - Anh Cao of Louisiana - crossed the aisle and voted "YEA".

Now it's up to our Imperial Senate, where the necessary 60 member majority means that the Democrats can pass anything they wish, if Harry Reid can armtwist as effectively as Pelosi. Of course the Senate also contains "Republicans" like Olympia Snowe, Arlen Specter, George Voinovich and others, so it will probably be easier to get the bill passed in the Senate now that it's gotten through the House.

We have unemployment above 10% for the first time in decades, our government is printing and spending billions of dollars it doesn't have and no one wants to loan us, and now our Fearless Leaders, after producing a Department of Education that doesn't educate, "No Child Left Behind" that can't get out of the driveway, a "War on Poverty" that's cost trillions but still has millions in perpetual poverty, a "War on Drugs" that the drugs are winning, want to convince us that spending a trillion dollars and forcing thousands of new regulations down our throats will improve "health care" in America.

We should just trust them. They know what's best, as the oxymoronically titled, but perfectly named "Representative" Massa explains:

Once again I will quote Rev. Sensing:
I predict that the Bush administration will be seen by freedom-wishing Americans a generation or two hence as the hinge on the cell door locking up our freedom. When my children are my age, they will not be free in any recognizably traditional American meaning of the word. I’d tell them to emigrate, but there’s nowhere left to go. I am left with nauseating near-conviction that I am a member of the last generation in the history of the world that is minimally truly free.

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