Time to refresh the memory of our President. Time to remind him of the words of one of our founders:
- All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Unfortunately, I think he is well aware of our founders’ intentions. But our President isn’t interested in preserving this country, he is interested in altering it to suit his vision and views the Presidency as his vehicle to do it.
So I’d like to know why can’t there be a discussion, a debate even on the merits of his plans for Health Care, Energy and Taxes?
- President Barack Obama may try to push through Congress a health-care overhaul, energy proposals and tax increases by using a partisan tactic that would thwart Republican efforts to block the measures.
I suspect that our President understands his moment of ascendecy is passing, he is coming down to earth. I suspect he doesn’t view the Presidency as a leadership, caretaker role. Rather, Pres. Obama sees it as a vehicle to spread his ideology. Why else would he fear debate? Why not lead the people into a better understanding? What about his agenda wouldn’t survive the scrutiny and debate?
Could it be that he knows that the entire country isn’t jumping for joy at the prospect of his radical agenda? (Nat’l Health Care, further crippling of the economy thru Cap & Trade, more radical Cafe standards and increased taxes). Perhaps he knows that his plans wouldn’t stand up to such scrutiny and HIS opportunity to redefine this country would pass.
- The administration and congressional Democrats are debating whether to use a parliamentary procedure called reconciliation to advance some of the biggest items on the president’s agenda. The move would allow Democrats to approve plans to raise taxes by $1 trillion, create a cap-and-trade system to rein in greenhouse-gas emissions, and overhaul health care without a single Republican vote.
Perhaps it is time to remind the people of this country of the words of our founders. If only our history was taught to us in school, we would know what a gift our country is and fight like hell to preserve it.