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RIP America—and It Serves You Right!
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-06-29 01:08
RIP America—and It Serves You Right!
America, qua Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, just died. Qua travesty thereof, good riddance. Cowards and cretins—now a majority of Americans—don't deserve the liberty that has just been definitively removed from them. They don't deserve the freedom they won't miss.
Even without the Supreme Court's thoroughly anti-American decision on Obamacare today, the Founding Fathers would scarcely recognize the semi-police state that their republic has become.
With this decision, the rebels against King George would need dental forensics to identify the charred remains of the greatest body politic in history—born of the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, eventually to be torched by King Obama, with gas poured on by treasonists like Chief Justice Roberts.
The National Federation of Independent of Independent Business joined 26 states in the lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The Director the Federation's Legal Center, Karen Hamed, has just written:
Obamarx has won the right to force American citizens to buy health insurance because SCOTUS has deemed the penalty for not doing so a tax, notwithstanding Obamarx's vigorous claims to the contrary. As a tax, says SCOTUS, it is constitutionally permissible (in which case the Constitution clearly needs amending). To enforce the mandate under the Commerce Clause, rules SCOTUS, would be impermissible: the Commerce Clause allows the Federal Government to regulate commerce, but not to impose it.
Understand the implications of this. The Federal Government may now, on the grounds that the penalty for non-compliance is a tax, force all adults to purchase anything it deems worthy—e.g., to invoke Justice Roberts's own example from the hearings, broccoli or cellphones.
Small wonder that the four dissenting judges wrote that in their view the law is "invalid in its entirety."
"We are left with only the democratic process to preserve our rights," says Ms Hamed. "That should be a sobering thought for anyone who values liberty."
It is sobering because it means the preservation of rights is now dependent on a majority of American voters wanting to preserve them and voting accordingly. No such majority exists. By a process of Gramscian attrition, which I have traced in many articles, America has become Airhead America, where the very term "rights" is met with blank stares and glazed eyes. In that sense, the thought that the preservation of rights depends on these hordes of zombies is not sobering at all; it's enough to drive the most abstemious freedom-lover to drink.
Liberty-lovers, indeed, should rediscover their intoxication with freedom. They must KASS up. Foppish fumblings on Faecesbook will no longer cut the mustard. Freedom-lovers must reacquaint themselves with the Declaration of Independence:
Freedom-lovers must at the very least, like the Sons of Liberty of old, hang effigies on their front lawns of freedom's enemies. They must remind themselves at every opportunity of Jefferson's words, "What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? ... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
Freedom-lovers must convey that they preserve the spirit of resistance.
As the airheaded vernacular would have it, "Ain't gonna happen." Instead, Obamarx will now cruise to re-election, and faint-hearted milksops among liberty's purported proponents will continue to remonstrate with me for calling him "Obamarx."
Under a re-elected Obamarx, Invoker-in-Chief of Arbitrary Executive Privilege, government will call the shots to an unprecedented and decisive extent. America's unique status in history as a place where the individual has the right to be left alone will be gone for ever. Obamarx will have achieved the fundamental transformation he promised, the fundamental change in the relationship between government and the individual cited by Justice Kennedy during the SCOTUS hearings in March.
We don't need to hear any more shots called by the government. We need to hear echoes of the shots heard around the world from Lexington in 1775.
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