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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fiddler On A Hot Tin Roof

A juxtaposition of Broadway plays, but it fits the theme today. And, what is that theme, you ask? Why it's Secession, of course. Texas has been talking it for almost a year now, since Obamacare was first introduced. Our governor was said to be a crackpot. You know what? Then so are the rest of us.

When The Republic of Texas chose to become part of the Union in 1845, there were certain agreements made by the United States of America for us to consider giving up our own nationhood and entering into the Union and abiding by their Constitution. One of those agreements was that, as we had been our own nation before entering into the Union, we could leave, if, at any time, we felt the contract between the governing in DC was broken by the governed in Texas.

Now, you may ask, how has the government in Washington, D.C. broken faith with the State of Texas? Well, the Tenth Amendment immediately comes to mind, as another UNFUNDED mandate comes down from on high. What does the Tenth Amendment state? Oh, it's simple. Look here:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Simply put, Congress has overstepped itself with Obamacare and simply put, we should turn our backs on the Union that allowed this to be done in violation of their own Constitution. The federal system limits the ability of the federal government to use state governments as an instrument of the national government. The very essence of Obamacare violates the Tenth Amendment in the most fundamental of ways. The day Obamacare was tricked in to being, bribed into existence, I firmly believe that Sam Houston spun in his grave like a freakin' gyroscope. Sam, as our first President and Governor, I heartily apologize for the idiocy running rampant in DC today.

You think I exaggerate? Well, lookee here:

National Health Care Nullification – As of March 2010[update], 30 states have introduced legislation which would declare certain provisions of any proposed national health care bill to be null and void within the state; the legislation passed in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, and Virginia. Such provisions include mandatory participation in such a system as well as preserving the right of a patient to pay a health care professional for treatment (and for the professional to accept it) outside of a single-payer system. Arizona's legislation passed as a proposed constitutional amendment, to be submitted to the voters in 2010. On February 1, 2010, the Virginia Senate took a stand against a key provision of a proposed federal health care overhaul, passing legislation declaring that Virginia residents cannot be forced to buy health insurance. On March 17, 2010, the Governor of Idaho signed a bill requiring the Attorney General to sue the Federal Government if Idaho residents are required to buy health insurance.

So we're not alone in our wish to turn our backs on a government that has completely ignored the will and voice of their governed. More states need to break away. We are close to another civil war. Damned close. However, I think it will be a way without a shot being fired from a fire arm. Dennis Prager recently said this:

We are in a non-violent civil war. I write the words ‘civil war’ with an ache in my heart. But we are in one. Thank God this civil war is non-violent.

But the fact is that the left and the rest of the country share almost no values. The American value system and the leftist value system are irreconcilable. If the left wins, America’s values lose. If American values prevail, the left loses. After Sunday’s vote, for the first time in American history, one could no longer confidently believe that the American system will prevail. And if we don’t fight for it, we don’t deserve it.

So for those of you sitting there going "Oh, we just need to appease them. Give them a bone and they will forget their 'rights'".

You know what Nancy "Bo-Tox" Legosi? I know what is a right and what is a privilege. Living in this country is not a RIGHT. It's a privilege that I never, ever forget. Driving is a privilege. Going to college is a privilege. Health care is NOT a right, it is a privilege. Lets see if you can tell the difference.

A right is defined thusly: that which is due to anyone by just claim, legal guarantees, moral principles, etc.: womens rights; Freedom of speech is a right of all Americans

Privilege is defined a grant to an individual, corporation, etc., of a special right or immunity, under certain conditions.

Do you want to know what is hilarious? Most of the dictionary sites online define privilege as a right. Dayum, no wonder the kids outta college these days are dumber than a doorknob.

If you need to get in touch with me, I shall be up on my tin roof with a fiddle singing, "Secession! Secession!"

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