(MANY OF YOU PROBABLY RECENTLY RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM MR. AXELROD, THE PRESIDENT'S SENIOR ADVISOR. THE EMAIL WAS AN IDEOLOGICAL, PARTISAN ATTEMPT TO CONVINCE ME TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S NATIONALIZED HEALTH CARE PLAN. BELOW IS MY ANSWER, SENT TO AXELROD VIA "REPLY," AND I ALSO SENT IT TO PRESIDENT OBAMA VIA < http://www.emailthepresident.com/ > IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE ORIGINAL EMAIL AND WANT TO SEE IT, LET ME KNOW.)
I'm not buying it - not for a minute. While I am convinced health care is too expensive and not as "available" as it should be, the reason why is national government involvement. Even more importantly, my greatest concern is the usurped, extra-constitutional authority our (now national) federal government has exercised, not just with the current Administration, but since the advent of the New Deal.
Americans have been a most giving and compassionate people since its beginnings; yes. we’ve had our faults (even massive ones like slavery) but notwithstanding, there’s no country in the world --no “philosophy” that better conditioned the soul-- ever, that matched our sense of brotherly love and public (at large) servitude.
Then, Roosevelt and his cronies began mandating the servitude of future generations by indebting those not yet born; the wagon wheel affect of “the more you get the more you need” was introduced into our collective social conscience. As time passed and the tentacles of Big Brother gained momentum and size and unbridled power, litigation and other forms of cancerous deterrents “taught” folks to just back off and let “the system” work its magic.
We, the people, tolerated such encroachments for decades, watching and tolerating the social experiment, all the while hoping only the best for those in need. What we didn’t see was the unintended consequences of spiritual disarmament and the sudden growth of an entitlement mentality; this is where I see the socio/politico “war” began as all concerned forces set out to fix the unintended consequences: conservatives wanted to put the breaks on the growth of federal powers; liberals wanted to rapidly expand those same powers in an effort to stay ahead of the negative affects. Both sides have been at odds and in turmoil ever since: one side talking up democracy and ingratiating its subjects; the other steaming about the decaying condition of our constitutionally guaranteed republic and the loss of its patriots.
Both sides have made strides in influence and gained in numbers and smoothed out their sales pitches. But more recently, rather than smoothing, there’s been a lot of smothering, and stuffing of negative results under the rug as conspiratorial back-room dealing became the norm rather than the exception. Freedoms and privileges abound while Liberty and unalienable rights wane.
And now, with President Obama, we have liberalism on steroids. The people know instinctively, and by years of watching so many people languish in the economic trap of welfare, that hand-outs have more long-term negative results than positive gains. We’ve learned that our founders weren’t so off base when they explained the importance of state’s rights to help minimize Federalism growing into Nationalism; that respecting our republic was more productive than feeding a carnivorous democracy. We’ve learned that when we look the other way, government cannot help but grow itself; we know it is the nature of unbridled government to enlarge its plundering. And, it’s become very clear to us the psychological effect on our cultural mores is, simply, immoral. We want a return to the literal meaning of our Constitution and a more docile Uncle Sam rather than an intrusive entitlement-bearing Big Brother.
All those whom your administration has branded as bullies, loud mouths, mobs, and other not-so-nice names, may not be able to articulate the above problem, but I believe it does sum up much of the opposition your administration is feeling. The media is helping you guys by dividing all the individual issues -economic woes, entitlement desires, racial disparities, discounted cars, health care reforms, etc.- and is hammering away at these issues as if they are disjointed. As Al Gore put it, “They are playing on our fears!”
Not all of us see the depth or the breadth of what is now being enlarged. Not all of us see the long term consequences of stuffing our republic in the back closet. Not all of us see the unraveling of The Rule of Law as The Rule of Man is paraded in, and few of us understand the difference or the consequence. But we know these issues have one commonality: nationalism, statism, fascism, Marxism, serfdom -- take your pick. We instinctively know there is something amiss in the land of the brave, home of the Free.
I am probably wasting my time still writing this response as you probably tossed it in the email trash after the first couple sentences. However. I would be remiss to not wrap up with saying: Sir, your Leader’s office was created under and by our Constitution, and it stands to reason said office cannot enlarge itself beyond the eighteen enumerated powers given to the federal government by that venerable document. President Obama’s substantial move to end one “philosophy” and replace it with another was way too soon and way too aggressive to allow for the people’s continued back-turning (in a twisted way this was a gift to liberty). I for one say, "My liberty is not for sale.”
Judicial activism, shady backroom dealings between congressional reps, continued usurpations and legalized plunderings, all have taken their toll on our collective patience. All the race baiting, the divisiveness of progressive taxes (causing class warfare concerns), the in-your-face attitude of “I know what’s best for you,” and the turned up noses to our beloved Constitution, has culminated into what you are now witnessing across America at local churches, selected government buildings, parks, and other strategic public areas; real working class people coming together to say enough is enough.
I don’t care how wonderful you may think your proposed health care is, Sir. IF there is to be any sort of institutional health care, it should be discussed and planned and presented to the people from their respective state governments, not from a singular, intrusive, elitist-led national government.
I’ve said my piece, but don’t think I’m done. As you and your ilk continue running roughshod over the document that created your office, the louder and more ferocious my actions shall become. I am confident states rights and our republic will win out over your nationalized social democracy. The only question is how long it will take and what more unintended consequences will we suffer. Many of your followers are blind Sir- blind to your real agenda, and blind regarding the laws of this great land. I will do my part, to the best of my humble ability, to inform and rabble-rouse; to create division and a more visible line in the sand. The first law of this nation is our venerable Declaration of Independence and it in affect orders me to "alter or abolish" any government that "becomes destructive" to the principles of liberty. You Sir, your creed and that of your cohorts, shall soon be exposed as destructive, and I will do my best to ensure all hear about our organic laws and that they include the Christian soul of our Constitution- the Declaration of Independence.
I would love to receive a comprehensive answer to this communication. But please, include your authorities, which must state that part of the Constitution which justifies your official actions.
A Concerned Patriot- bruce hedrick