And so it comes down to this: President Obama wants his signature healthcare reform bill passed this week, no matter what; whether or not the American people want it and whether or not his own party has the votes to pass it. So great is either his ego or his conviction that the government must take over one sixth of our economy, that he is willing to march his fellow Democrats to the edge of an electoral grave they themselves are digging.
So desperate is their goal, that even with strong congressional majorities, they must employ highly unusual and maybe even illegal methods to attain it. One of the extra-constitutional measures they might use is appropriately called the "Slaughter Solution," whereby the bill that cannot get a simple majority of votes in the House may be returned to the Senate where that's all it can get. Got it?
But the issue that may drive the final spike into this mess of a bill is appropriately, abortion; that awful practice that was also undemocratically forced on our nation without benefit of a single vote legitimately cast. I and others have long chronicled the use of Orwellian doublespeak as a tool of socialists to foist their agenda on a country whose people are basically good at heart and of a trusting nature, but never have their efforts been more focused than on this issue. The continued application of euphemisms like "choice" is both sophistic and insulting, as are attempts to paint the snuffing of our children's lives as some form of healthcare.
Make no mistake about it; this is the first national vote on abortion where the whole country is truly engaged, and Americans can't help but notice that this bill is being promoted by the White House using doctors, many of whom still take an oath that says, "Above all, I must not play at God." This realization is why there is such danger for Bart Stupak and the rest of the so-called blue dog Democrats if they are only paying lip service to this vital issue.
But why do I call it "vital"? Because the concept that -- contrary to what the president of the United States says -- ours is a nation founded and based on the Judeo-Christian ethic that above all values life, is at risk. You don't have to be a member of any organized religion to understand the perils of such a path. A nation whose laws are based on the whims of its current citizens rather than on rock-solid moral values, is one that will be at the mercy of popular opinion and thus occupy a dangerous precipice.
Their straw man arguments in favor of funding abortion only serve to clarify their despicable views on the sanctity of life. One of these is, according to Rep. Stupak, "If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue -- come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we're talking about."
Laying aside the idiotic notion that these un-murdered children will use up more tax money than they would pay into the system, Stupak misses the point. It's not about money; if it ever were, then Democrats would be known as the party of fiscal responsibility instead of a gaggle of tax-and-spenders, which they undeniably are.
No, the policy of liberals when it comes to nascent life is that of Barack Obama; that pregnancy is some type of "punishment" that must be liable to arbitrary termination in order to safeguard so-called women's reproductive rights. The idea that the heinous practice of a culture killing one quarter of its own progeny in the womb is somehow a right would be laughable were it not so tragic.
And so, just as the abortion debate is not about choice or rights, so too the healthcare debate is not about health; it's about control; liberals seeking to exercise every governmental power except that which it is constitutionally directed to do: secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.
It would be more than ironic if the healthcare bill, the latest step in the attempted takeover of our country by socialists who have no respect for our Constitution, should be stopped in its tracks by those who seek to uphold freedom's first guarantee: life.