One look into H.R. 3200 and we see the final frontier of Orwellian tyranny proposed by democratically elected representatives of what was one a "shining city on a hill" for all who yearned to be free.
Well, first off, America was never a "shinning city on a hill". In fact the phrase, which came into the popular vernacular from Matthew 5 (by way of John Winthrop) does not even include the word "shinning".
Secondly, the very notion of a city on a hill denotes a fortress. I mean, come on, people do not build cities in hard to reach places for the views. They build them on hills to make them more easily defensible against attack.
Not only that, the implication of a city on a hill symbolizing a seat of imperial power.
Thirdly, the idea of using the "city upon a hill" rhetoric to lament socialist aims amongst civil leadership is downright comical. The very nature of cities implies socialism. From police forces to housing regulations and taxation (for everything from garbage pickup to plowing snow in the winter), cities are explicitly socialistic out of necessity.
It's always been that way, and always will be.
In fact it's a rather simple equation......cities = less freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville prophetically observed in his landmark work, "Democracy in America," in 1835 that we would be in great danger once the people determined we could vote ourselves "largess" from the public treasury. Obamacare is a natural consequence of the progression of a people who for generations have spurned both Bible and Constitution by both seeking and accepting the forced taking of the property of our neighbor for our own benefit.
Obamacare is a natural progression from such socialistic programs as Women's Suffrage, Roosevelt's "New Deal" and "the Civil Rights" movement.
But Mr. Welch identifies strongly with philosophic Marxism, so he can be hypocritical without shame.
It must be appallingly disconcerting for immigrants – legal and illegal – who have fled oppression for a chance at peace and prosperity, only to find that Lady Liberty is now holding a gun instead of a torch.
Well, immigrants come here for the goodies, not our highfalutin notions of Jeffersonian Government.
In fact the rise of socialism in America is DIRECTLY correlated to the rise of non-White immigrants. They not only want socialistic government but downright demand it.
Affirmative Action, Race Quotas, Equal Housing, Minority Housing Programs, Anti-Segregation Laws, etc, etc... are all socialist in origin. Compared to totalitarian Civil Rights Movement, Obamacare is move back to the Right.
The presence of thirdworld immigrants is responisble, not only for the election of Obama, but for the ever increasing plethora of problems plaguing America today. (see here)
Because we have turned government into God, His judgment is just as sure as it has always been and just as unavoidable.
The above claim never fails to amuse me. The very same religious nuts who tell you that our problems today are because society has rejected their god, are the same ones who will give you a copy of Fox's Book of Martyrs and speak of how Christians are a "remnant" and have been persecuted in every society in every age since the dawn of time.
On the one hand we've always been Christian.
On the other hand we've always been "worldly" and persecuted Christians.
The benefits of a free market that produces prosperity are grounded in a faith in God, collective adherence to principles of equity and justice and willingness to labor for what we need and not demand it of our neighbor.
Collective adherence to principles of individualistic freedom?
I've written about this warped and contradictory belief system here.
In that article I wrote,
Ultimately American Exceptionalism suffers the same Achilles Heel as Christianity and other “universal” belief systems wherein assumption meets projection. In attempting to construct and implement a creed-based group identity in a cosmopolitan era or area, it finds itself defined out of existence through the impracticality of its own universal applications which are, out of necessity, ever expanding. When everybody is Roman, no one is Roman.
America is not the greatest country on earth. Never was. There is no such thing as the “greatest country on earth”. There are only countries, kingdoms, etc whose laws, customs, traditions and culture most accurately reflect the values, traditions, customs and culture of the people who inhabit them. In other words, a (natural) biologically-based nation.
Because what is “great” for one people, is not going to be what is “great” for another.
That Jonesian Christians such as Dave Welch can vote, is truly disconcerting....