"It is the death of humanity to know the price of everything but the value of nothing." ~Unknown

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Tyranny of the Republican Party and Blue Dog Dems

The Tyranny of the Republican Party and Blue Dog Dems

By eaglefeather

America is my native land and I would like to make it better. How about you?

Tyranny of the Blue Dog Dems

The Republicans and some Democrats, in the Congress and Senate, have decided that the middle class and poor, don't really matter. Their idea of “for profit” health care is exclusionary, which simply means, if you cannot afford to pay their price for coverage, then you are just out of luck, and on your own. So, if you develop a chronic illness, or terminal cancer, that's just too bad, deal with it.

These people want you to believe and accept the premise, that it is your fault that you cannot afford health insurance, and that you should not have the right or even the desire to change or improve this diabolical system. The wealthy, fat, greedy, bloated, Republicans seemingly have no shame. They don't want us, the people to understand that they are actually operating completely, against our interests.

Evidently, they think that they can snub their noses at us, while continuing to serve their rich masters. They have convinced the unlearned and unfortunate poor, that capitalism is king and that only, the rich and powerful matter in our society. The problem with this idea, is that it not only conflicts with the U.S. Constitution, but it is also contrary to Christ's teachings.*

The fundamental purpose of our Constitution is contained in the preamble, which begins with: “we the people.” So then we can extrapolate from its stated purpose, “the preamble,” and every thing that follows, after that point, is and must be provided, for the sole benefit of the we, the American People.

The Revolutionary War was fought to escape the tyrannical rule of King George. Life under his reign was great, if you were a royal and a property owner. However, If you were among the less privileged and poor classes, then your life path was pretty much unchangeable and without hope. The colonials or the revolutionaries, who were the intellectuals of their day, and critical thinkers, surmised that their lives would be so much better, if they escaped the tyranny of the king and formed their own country and government.

Life was very hard and unrewarding for the common people, during this time. If you did not belong to the ruling classes, you were just out of luck, much as today. If you don't have a good paying job or some other substantial means of income, then you are looking at potential bankruptcy, homelessness and living on the street with your wife and children. So, considering that the founding fathers despised tyranny and actually took up arms against a much stronger adversary, the King of England and his mighty armed forces, why then would they want to create the same conditions here that they found intolerable there? The obvious answer is that they wouldn't. They were absolutely and completely dedicated to the idea of change, of turning the page on tyranny forever.

The preamble of the Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” **

How do we insure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare or secure the blessings of liberty, if there is no health care, no jobs, no education, and taxation without representation? Many of our elected representatives practice “Darwinian economics,” which basically means that only the strong survive, i.e., the rich and powerful. Consistent with their greedy philosophy, they are not bothered by your inability to afford health care or for that matter, your ability to get a job or an education.

It is well known that more than 70 % of the American People want single payer, government managed, health care. The fact that the people have been and continue to be ignored, by their representatives, takes us back to the days of taxation without representation.

It is clear to me and should be clear to you, that “for profit corporations” should NOT be involved in health care. Health care belongs to “the commons,” just as police, fire, roads, sewers, water lines, public transportation, etc.. When we collectively purchase these necessary services and make the government responsible for their safe and efficient operations, we then retain our rights and authority over our government and employees.

This provides assurances that the services are delivered at the most reasonable cost to the people. We all pay for government services out of taxes and fees, which are spread across the tax base. So then we are all better served. We are not insignificant nor are we expendable. We are the American People and we are somebody! Indeed, we are the sole reason and purpose for which this blessed document, the United States Constitution was written.

We must push for and support the public financing of all elections. We must rid our government of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives, who do not represent our best interests, both in times of war and in times of peace. The acceptance of Lobbyist money and gifts, is the same as, bribery and is just wrong and criminal in my opinion!

Finally, Mr. President, we are counting on you to lead this effort in turning the page, from years and years of tyranny, to a new and brighter future, filled with hope, freedom, and an America that will be a light to all nations of the world. And let it be known that we support the President of the United States, and that we expect the U.S. Senators and Congressmen to work closely with our President, so as to help him to achive the goals of the common people.

*New Testament Matthew chapter five

**National Archives Experience

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