Originally posted by Buttercup:
Originally posted by mad American:
Yeah, the dimocraps listened when they shoveled that piece of crap healthcare bill onto the backs of citizens that rejected it. Progressivs don't want what is fair they want redistribution of wealth. When was the last time you heard a progressive mention a flat tax or fair tax? Don't come on here and tell me you want to do what is right or fair unless you are for a flat tax.
Where were you when Bush was running up the deficit (much more than Obama has) with war spending and bailouts?
Where were you the last year or so? Much more than Obama has? You gotta be kidding. Now add the additional expense of the unwanted healthcare expenses and and you get exponential expansion of the national debt.
It's amazing how little anyone knows about the Constitution that the President and our lawmakers are supposed to be defending and upholding. The federal Government was never meant to bail out anyone (Republican or Democrat they are all wrong). The powers, of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branch are well defined in the Constitution, Articles I, II, & III (that 1,2, & 3). It's really not that difficult to understand if you will read it. The Government never was meant to be as large as it is or even to bail out folks like in Haiti or even after Katrina and certainly not bail out private businesses or banks.
I doubt that our country will ever get back to being run under the Constitution for we started down that slippery slope when we ratified the 17th Amendment and started taking powers away from the States. (Oh for those that don't care to go read and look the 17th Amendment allowed for the popular election of Senators rather of their appointment by State Legislatures as it was under the Original Constitution. At this point in time our country became more a Democracy than a Republic and on it went.
Now we have students and citizens that are graduating school with so little knowledge about Civics and our Government and that swallow, hook, line, and sinker, everything that the political machines/parties (Democrat and Republican) tell them and everything that the media allows to pass as news.
The move by the Democrats (those in power right now) to force healthcare or even the healthcare bill itself is so unconstitutional it is to the point that those that voted for it should be imprisoned for crimes against the Country (or that Country if actually guided by the Constitution) because they are usurping powers never granted by the Constitution. Additionally our Country has allowed a much more powerful Judiciary than ever conceived by the founders. The Laws are to be made by the Legislative branch but we have a Judiciary that more and more attempts to make laws by the way they define them. The original founders wouldn't recognize that our current nation is the same as they left us at the time of their passing. There would have never been a department of Human Services or Education Department. Most of those functions were and were supposed to be handled by each State. More and more powers became centralized in the Central Government, less and less were the Checks and balances being used as they were intended and the Judiciary is being allowed to make law rather than it's function of interpretation and even the President (Obama) seems more interested in appointing a Judge for the Supreme court based on how that Judge might influence law rather than how accurate that Judge would interpret the Constitution. Many of our Founding Fathers (Jefferson, Adams etc) would, I fear, fear that we had been taken over by a foreign government if they could see the country as it is now.
I'm not saying that only one party is at fault but the most egregious acts against our Constitution and country are being performed by our current Democrats that are in control and they all need to be voted out.