Though much of the passionate debate on health care an argument has come up that we, the loyal opposition, are against Obama or Health Care for the poor, or any other ill informed opinions. But if you listen carefully to the people you will see not what they are for not what they are against. Here is what I am for:
I stand for and by the Constitution of the United States as written in 1787, ratified in 1789, and amended throughout its 220 years of existence. It is the government that has sustained us for those 220 years and made us the most prosperous and influential nation in the world. And now members of Congress, the Presidents (both modern and former, going all the back to Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson), and even the Supreme Court sometimes, want to ignore or destroy the powers granted and denied to themselves within its writings.
I stand by the Bill of Rights and the protections given by it to CITIZENS of the United States. I refuse to be censored by this government, the PC police, or by threats of being called a racists. I will own a gun for my own defense of life, liberty and property. But government agencies have been erected in years to deprive me of these rights from the FCC, the Fairness Doctrine, and ineffective gun control laws.
I stand by the states in our Union. We are a Union of States. A country that is made up of 50+ territories unified for the common goals of life,liberty and property. Each state is different and allowed to do things different, not bow to every whim and wind that blows from Washington, D.C. The U.S. government only has the powers given to them in the Constitution, everything else belongs to the state or the people. This is the genius of federalism. There are 50 states who can decide to do things like, education, health care, welfare and many other things, any way they see fit as long as it does not conflict with the U.S. Constitution. But now I see the federal government stripping the state of the power granted to it in the Constitution, driving states and people to the idea of a second secessionist movement because they do not respect the states.
I stand by the men and women of our U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, SEAL, the state militias, the CIA, NSA, and any other agency who’s job is to “provide for the common defense” of this great nation and its people. Whose job it is to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. But it sickens me the way our government prosecutes our men and women who protect them and want to release the people who would want to see us killed.
I stand by the CITIZENS of the United States. The vast majority of the time the majority of them know what is good and right. The majority of citizens knew slavery was wrong, but it did take 600,000 American lives to make them free. The majority of citizens knew segregation and the treatment of blacks was wrong. The majority of citizens know we cannot spend ourselves out of debt. But I have been called racists, Nazi, AstroTurf, unamerican, and shills for a corrupt political party.
I stand by the idea that the government that governs least, governs best. Government is like a fire, useful when controlled, but can easily grow to big and get out of control and burn the whole forest to the ground. But the government thinks that it can solve all our problems, from our mortgage, to our cars, the environment, health care or any other problems. It is the citizens of this country who will solve it, not our elected officials.
I stand by the words of Thomas Jefferson in 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…”
What do you stand for?