Morgen on March 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm
Well, the Democrats finally found an enemy they were willing to commit whatever it takes to defeat. Unfortunately for them this enemy was the American people. While I agree with those who assert that this bill will be difficult to reverse, this nation achieved its greatness only through the steadfast refusal of patriots to surrender to the forces of tyranny and oppression throughout our history. Let there be no mistake, in enacting this legislation the President and his allies have chosen the path of tyranny. By resorting to back-room dealmaking, the blatant payoff of special interests, and every legislative contravention imaginable, Democrats have set in motion the largest seizure of power by the federal government since the New Deal, if not our history. All at the expense of personal liberty and free enterprise, and against the clearly expressed will of the vast majority of Americans.
But this bill will not stand.
Not if freedom-loving Americans have anything to say about it, and they will starting this November. It may not happen in one fell swoop, but this assault against liberty can and will be reversed.
For everyone who has stood so passionately against this legislation for the past year, this is our main solace. But we should also take pride in the success of our opposition to this point. Clearly Democrats were ultimately willing to do anything and everything necessary to pass this bill. This outcome was predetermined when the President and Democratic leadership retained the right to use reconciliation from the very beginning of the legislative process.
Given the popularity of the President coming into office, and the overwhelming majorities his party enjoyed in Congress, no one could have anticipated the immense difficulty they would have in reaching this point. We drove them to the very brink of defeat, and in doing so we exposed the raw corruption and insatiable desire for power which will prove to be their undoing.
In the process we awoke multitudes of Americans from a slumber of indifference in defense of the principles and values they hold most dear. And we inspired a new generation of Americans to take a stand for liberty and against the oppression of our government – in our universities and streets, and on blogs and other forms of new media.
It will be a long time before conservative and libertarian Americans approach an election with as much apathy as we did in 2008. In one year, and in one fateful weekend, Democrats have succeeded in doing what no Republican currently in office could have ever done. They have awoken the true lifeblood of America, the quiet majority of productive Americans who cherish personal initiative and individual liberty. They will not be taken for granted any longer.
It is indeed morning in America, and with the continued dedication of patriots around the country, and the grace of God, our best days are still ahead of us.