By circumventing established processes and procedures to pass health care/health insurance reform, the ruling Democrats successfully transformed the United States of America into a totalitarian state, for the time being.
Having won a super-majority of seats in the senate and an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives, as well as the presidency, the victorious Democrat Party achieved near absolute control of the federal government. Consequently, the results of the 2008 general election produced an environment in which a totalitarian government could emerge in these United States of America.
Over the past several months the conduct of the Democrat Party has proven it ever so true that in the wrong hands, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The president warned us in the election process that he was going to fundamentally transform the country, and he and his Totalitarian Democrat Party have done just what he promised.
They began the transformation with a Christmas Eve vote to pass their unpopular health reform bill in the Senate, knowing full well that it was unlikely to be voted on once the new senator from Massachusetts was seated in the New Year.
The totalitarians continued the transformation by exercising their authority to make the rules up as they go along, thus circumventing the normal legislative process to achieve their ends. Instead of appointing the traditional conference committee, and to avoid the normal votes to attain concurrence between the chambers, the totalitarians passed the senate bill and immediately thereafter passed another bill to “fix” the original bill.
In the words of our own Sen. Begich, (D AK), The Senate bill has a lot of ‘junk’ in it, and the fix it bill will take out a lot of the ‘junk.’
And finally, to once again avoid traditional process and procedure, the totalitarians who make the rules up as they go along decided to use “reconciliation” to take full advantage of their near super-majority status in the senate and continuing to assure the new senator from Massachusetts could not disrupt it. Thus, the totalitarian Democrats once again manipulated the process to deny the minority its normal privilege of being fully involved in the legislative process.
At every step in the legislative process the totalitarians have invoked majority rule to advance their legislation.
Until Sunday it was widely accepted that majority rule was a direct insult to one of the major principles that has made the United States of America that shining city on the hill. Absolute majority rule was prevented by giving a voice to the minority, as well as a variety of parliamentary procedures, thus minimizing the potential for the emergence of a totalitarian state. The process has been largely successfully, as evidenced by fact that the lights of liberty have been shining in that city on the hill for more than two centuries.
That shining city on the hill was made possible because honorable men recognized that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Such honorable men and women appreciated the concept that America is an exceptional place in the world and, for the most part, had held true to their patriotic duty to keep it that way.
Today, however, the leader of the Totalitarian Democrat Party put his permanent mark on the new totalitarian state by signing the health reform bill, junk and all, into law, thus providing proof that to the totalitarian, the ends justify the means. What kind of man, or men and women, would affix their signature to a bill affecting one sixth of the economy that immediately requires repair with important follow-on legislation; a bill that was passed using unprecedented procedures and with BIPARTISAN OBJECTION to it; and a bill devoid of any popular support as Americans across the country overwhelmingly said NO.
Unlike other totalitarian states in the world however, unless the Totalitarian Democrats of America can successfully use their power to remain in power, this shining city on the hill will shine ever more brightly in the weeks and months to come. Its inhabitants will prepare to engage the totalitarian state “to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government,” not with battles in the streets, but in the battlegrounds of the ballot box. Then the shining city on the hill will have clearly and decisively demonstrated that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” and that Americans have withdrawn their consent to be governed by totalitarian tyrannts.
The Totalitarian Democrats, with their direct affront to our exceptional American principles by governing using the tyranny of the majority, must always be remembered as the TYRANTS who tried to turn out the shining lights of liberty in that city on the hill that we call home.