Do not misinterpret my following column's intent as this is not a condemnation of one single Party. It is instead an indictment upon every politician, Republican and Democrat, who sees bureaucracy as a means to suppress the rights of the people to the will of the government, all behind the guise of the “greater good”. This is a fight between those who side with powerful state control (Statist) and those who believe in Liberty, Individual Rights and the Freedom of choices (Pro-Liberty).
“Towards the preservation of your government…it is requisite…that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, however specious the pretexts. One method of assault may be to effect, in the forms of the Constitution, alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown.”
– George Washington
The preceding quote embodies exactly what our Founding Fathers perceived would be the eventual inclination to shrink the preeminence of the Constitution. Those devoted and forward-thinking men who forged our national government realized that the defining aspects of the Constitution were built to hinder future politicians who hunger for centralized power. The challenge that faced the framers was in constructing a document that would stand the ages, thwarting attacks to weaken our Individual Rights and Liberty. Though they identified the consequences of power-craving government, I believe our Founders would still be disappointed to see how our Constitution has suffered numerous assaults of bureaucratic encroachment.
The House Resolution that passed from the halls of Congress on Sunday was the latest of these intrusions and is the worst constitutional attack since the Patriot Act, as well as being the largest expansion in the scope of government since the ”Great Society”. The Progressive Statists that forwarded the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 showed their steadfast patience in undermining the Constitution as well as their veracious appetite for expanding Federal authority.
Progressive Statists have tried to create the illusion of affordable healthcare by forcing all of us to be fleeced of our earnings and rights of choice. The Act’s provision for an additional 16,000 IRS agents only serves to reinforce this position as our compliance is to be mandatory. Instead of crafting a resolution that collectively suspends the practice of exempting customers for preexisting conditions PLUS expanding FSA options, offering “dollar for dollar” tax credits for healthcare spending, removing barriers to insurance purchasing and faces tort reform as the single biggest hurdle to lowering healthcare costs; Congressional Statists instead focused on expanding the tax base through cumbersome, bloated entitlement programs that address none, save one, of these root concerns.
This latest Congressional Act countermands the authority of the Constitution of the United States and cannot stand. The names of the Congressional Representatives who fought so hard to rob us of our rights will be remembered at the polls this November by those of us who will fight for our Liberty.