Well, the Baucus Bill, remember the one they passed out of committee on Friday, has finally been written. Now the Libs, and of course Olympia Snowe, can find out what they voted for. It reminds me of an old Cold War joke, on Election Day in the Soviet Union a party member is given his official ballot and starts to open it. A nearby KGB agent stopped him and asked what he thought he was doing. The member said, “I just wanted to see who I voted for.” The KGB agent said, “You can’t do that, it’s a secret ballot.” Well, the secret is out now, so the Socialists in congress can now go and see what they voted for. Apparently all the flack that the Libs got about their thousand-page bills has struck a cord with them. But as usual they took it to mean just the opposite of what was being said, it is not a thousand-page bill, it is one thousand five hundred pages long. Way to go Libs, you’ve outdone yourselves.
If you want to see if you can decipher the legalese this monstrosity is written in, you can. Just go to this address: www.opencongress.org I’ve already looked at it and read about three sentences. By then I was so confused I thought that I was in favor of it. I do hope that someone can go through this bill and publish just what freedoms we give up with each page like they did with H.R. 3200.
I know, there are those who will cry that I’m an un-American racist rabble Astro-Turf GOP funded lying idiot for mentioning that we will give up some freedom if this bill passes. What those don’t seem to understand is that for every power that we give to the government is a little more of our freedom that we have lost. Remember the words of Thomas Jefferson, “A government big enough to give you all that you want is big enough to take everything that you have.”
I’ll leave you with this thought. The government can not give anything to anyone unless they first take it away from someone else.
Have a great day,
John A. Wilson
Conservative Action Project