At 7:15 AM, on party lines, with only Jim Bunning (R-KY) missing, the Mafia – oh, excuse me, Senate, voted to take your right to a private relationship with your doctor and ability to make medical decisions without the permission of a faceless bureaucrat away from you (the latter provision being the one that King Reid said future Congresses cannot repeal).
The other gem? The vote to give themselves permission to further spend our nation into chaos by lifting the debt cap.
Congratulations, Comrade! The legacies of FDR, Lyndon Johnson, and worse, Ted Kennedy, have been fulfilled!
These criminals in Congress make Bernie Madoff’s operation look charitable.
The fight, however, is not over. See my last blog for a plan of action – and keep in mind, the lefties have been chattering in the blogosphere and twitterverse that they know the Tea Party movement still has a chance at stopping this if they get the ears of the House.
As Thomas Paine said, EXACTLY 233 years ago yesterday:
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.