One terrible bill. Lott and Yeatman vs. Pelosi. Obama’s Persian adventure. Plus more.
PUT A CAP ON IT
Re: Peter Ferrara’s Cap and Trade Dementia:
How can we expect Obama to admit he’s wrong about Global Warming?
If he did, he wouldn’t get billions of tax payer dollars for his
ambitious social programs.
— Gamaliel Isaac
Highland Park, New Jersey
Calling Waxman-Markey a “power grab” is like calling Mount Everest a hill. The bill is not a tax bill. It’s not an energy bill, and it’s not a jobs bill.
So, what is the bill if it’s not a tax bill, an energy bill, or a jobs bill, and why is it so upsetting to our people?
This bill is a comprehensive structure of tyranny, that’s what is is. That’s why most Congressional Democrats (but, note to the file, not all) and a few Congressional Republicans are for it. They’re for it because they are baby tyrants who dream of imposing a comprehensive structure of regulation from Washington which will govern and regulate the most minute aspects of our private lives, and impose tight central control over our families and our property.
That’s what’s wrong with this bill, that’s why it should be opposed, and most importantly, that’s the issue — the only issue — which can rally a majority to depose these wannabe dictators and restore Liberty for ourselves and our Posterity.
The other side may have a temporary majority on taxes. They may have a temporary majority on energy issues. They may have a temporary majority on jobs. Now, you and I know that these temporary majorities have been herded together by fear, by propaganda, and by misfeasance. No matter. We are governed by people who know that a crisis should never be allowed to go to waste.
But there is not a temporary majority for tyranny. There is not, and there never has been. When the People, Democrats and Republicans and others, got even a whiff of what these evildoers were up to in 1993-94, they threw the bums out in a massive landslide. Yes, the majority was wasted, yes, Newt was reckless and vain, but, by God, the People were made to speak with one voice on one issue, and the one issue is this:
“Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her. — Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.”
The issue is not abortion. The issue is not taxes. The issue is not capitalism, in fact, the issue has nothing to do with economic relations directly. The issue is not adultery, nor Christianity. It’s not jobs, or medicine, or resource exploitation.
THE ISSUE IS FREEDOM. This bill, were it properly explained and publicized, claims the right and declares the intent “to bind us in all cases whatsoever,” and “if being bound in that manner is not slavery, then there is not such a thing as slavery upon earth.”
The American people are being sold on the fictitious ends of this legislation (energy, jobs, “investments”) but they do not and will not subscribe to the means, especially when they are made to understand that the means in fact describe the true ends.
These are the times that try men’s souls. Let’s stand forth. Let’s call tyranny by it’s proper name. This bill is not “big government,” it’s a structure for tyranny.
Let’s vote on tyranny vs. Liberty next time.
— James T. Noble
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?