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Have defenders of liberty given up?
Posted By Joseph Farah On 10/21/2013 @ 7:23 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
I have to agree with Dr. Ben Carson about Obamacare.
It’s “the worst thing that has happened to this nation since slavery.”
He added: “It is slavery, in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government. It was never about health care. It was about control.”
I can visualize many heads nodding in concurrence.
He didn’t stop there, though.
“That’s why, when this administration took office, it didn’t matter that the country was going off the cliff economically; all forces were directed toward getting this legislation passed,” said the surgeon whose own life story is triumphantly inspirational. “Why did they want to pass it so badly?”
He explained it with a quote from a demi-god of communism, Vladimir Lenin: “He said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state. That’s the problem.”
Dr. Carson got a standing ovation for that speech before the Value Voters Summit in Washington a couple weeks ago – and deservedly so. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this high-achieving charismatic non-politician someone the country turns to for leadership come 2016, if not sooner.
But there are consequences we all must face if we agree with the substance of what he says.
If, indeed, Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to this country since slavery …
And, if, indeed, Obamacare is a concerted effort by a group of Washington politicians to con the American people into handing over their liberty …
What, then, do we do?
What is our moral response?
What is our civic duty?
Is it merely to sit around and wait for the mid-term elections next year when we have the “opportunity,” once again, to elect opponents of Obamacare whose party had an opportunity to stand firm, like our Founding Fathers, against this power grab that will affect the lives of every American, and decided for the third time in three years to kick the can down the road?
My conscience tells me the answer is no.
I’m wondering if I am alone in feeling this way.
We’ve seen our Constitution betrayed, no matter what the Supreme Court ruled.
We’ve watched the opposition party cower in fear and trepidation about being characterized as extremists for opposing extremism.
We’ve stood helplessly on the sidelines observing a total breakdown in representative government.
We’ve witnessed a business-as-usual approach to skyrocketing spending with no end in sight.
We’ve looked on in disbelief at a brazen attempt, as promised, to “fundamentally transform” America, the former “land of the free and home of the brave,” into another socialist state.
And, more importantly, we’ve seen a tacit assent to the imposition of official religious oppression at the highest levels of government through the scam of nationalized health care.
So why aren’t we out in the streets?
Why aren’t we marching on Washington?
Why aren’t there more acts of civil disobedience?
Why aren’t we screaming from the housetops about this outrage?
Where are the community organizers for liberty?
Where is the tea party?
Where is the “conservative” movement?
Where are the tens of millions of Americans who knew better than this all along?
Have we given up?
I really want to hear from people. Maybe the Republican establishment doesn’t care about your ideas and your passion about saving America from imploding. I do.
I wish I had the answers. I’m ready to storm the barricades with you. But I’m not a political activist. I’m just a writer and businessman.
It’s time for Americans to stand up fearlessly and boldly to save this country from going down the tubes. The hour is late. Every day we accept the inevitability of Obamacare – and all that comes with it from the anti-American, counterrevolutionary left that is directing this nation’s path – is a day closer to the end of the American Dream.
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