It is Saturday, 11/21/2009, @ 6:45pm. The Senate will vote in one hour on whether or not debate should be held on the Health Care Reform Bill. The final three Democrat holdouts have strongly declared that they will not vote for a bill that contains a public option, but they will vote for the debate to be held. It's all smoke and mirrors, my friends. You see, the vote to hold debate is the one that counts. Because without that vote, their could be no vote on the bill itself. And the sad truth is this. Once the debate "door" is opened, at some point Harry Greid will play the reconciliation card, and he will need only 51 votes to pass health care. So to all you people who "think" your Democratic Senator is "standing firm on the issue", stop deluding yourself. It's all an act on his or her part to disguise what they really want - a new health care reform bill, and at the same time the abiltity to say "I didn't vote for that, so don't blame me, and don't vote me out." They believe they have you fooled. I'm not so sure they don't. But remember this, 61% of Americans do NOT want this legislation, and yet the government won't listen to us. What happened to a Government of the People, FOR the people, By the People? Why doesn't it bother you that our government callously and blatantly dismisses us all? That alone should be enough to make you realize something is wrong. And yet, too many people continue to play the game of "ostrich", hiding their heads because the truth is too "overwhelming" to contemplate. When did we become such a society of wimps? Pathetic!
So for all of you who thought it took too much time to call your senators demanding that they vote against opening the debate; for all of you who thought it was too inconvenient to take time off from work to visit the office of your representative or to join the march on Washington last September to demand your Senator or representative vote against the health care bills in both Houses; for all of you who have taken your liberty in America for granted and who refused to care enough to educate yourselves on the issues - and the history of the issues, I say with deep, deep conviction... Shame on you!
You are not worthy to be called American. And though you may believe yourself to be one, in my view, you have not earned that right. To fail your country in it's time of need is unacceptable to those of us who love her and what she stood for.
You may be short-sighted enough to look back a year from now, and seeing little difference, say "see, it wasn't as bad as you thought, was it?" What you may not realize is that we will see NO change for 4-5 years, because the bill doesn't take effect until 2013-2014, though you'll surely be paying taxes to pay for it for the next 5 years and beyond. Like that change?
And when your granchild asks you what you did to help stem the tide of bigger government that led to socialistic society, I want to be there to see if you look that child in the eye and tell him or her "because I didn't care enough about you to get involved." And then I want to watch as you slink off somewhere shame facedly, and pitifully cry for what you have lost and what you have brought on all of us and the generations yet to come.
As for those of you who believe as I do, that this was the greatest country throughout history, what will you commit to now? How far are you willing to go to ensure that our country, with all our rights from God, that our forefathers gave us, will not slide off into mediocrity? For surely if we do nothing, that will happen, just as it has happened to societies throughout history. This is without a doubt the most destructive administration in our history. There have been other administrations that have tried to destroy America, but until now, none have been successful. That's because Americans haven't allowed it!
Wake Up America!