In a few minutes, de facto President Barrack Obama will proffer his first year’s State of The Union address to Congress. In view of recent election results in Massachusetts, I believe many will be surprised to hear Obama continue unfettered seeking government control of all of America’s health care.
Reading from his teleprompter, head bobbing side-to-side, Obama will make the argument that he inherited an out of control economy, and since spiraling health care costs are the chief cause of our dilemma, government control of health care is the only solution.
Most of us know better, and will see the absurdity in this argument, but as Jonah Goldberg writes in Liberal Fascism, “Crises is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberation. Hence all fascistic movements commit considerable energy to prolonging a heightened state of emergency.”
Regardless of whatever soothing words are uttered to appease the masses; from health care to cap and trade, and regulating or nationalizing every corner of American commerce, Obama and his core faithful have no intentions of yielding or altering course in any way whatsoever. Even if the Senate and House have taken notice, the already acquired “stimulus” war chest will sustain the intended march to communism.
This evening, when the head bobbing is over, and the lips cease to move, it will be time to redouble our efforts in opposition of whatever the most recent deception vomited into our ears. As the apt variant of a James Bovard quote goes, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
My fellow Americans, the wolves have yet to take notice. We need to make sure that is their mistake and not our tragedy. Let us be well-armed lambs.