By Nathan Barton
Liberty Viral reported what many of us already figured out. Six “conscript parents” (to use the old Roman title updated) who voted to repeal Obummercare -the Abominable Act – in 2015 voted to NOT repeal it last week. The repeal (a “clean repeal”) only got 45 votes, instead of the 51 which would have seen it done.
These people – I can think of many things to call them – are real pieces of work. One (McCain) would have an excuse: his brain cancer. That is, if we didn’t already know better. His motives, as always, are self-serving. He demonstrated years and years ago as a Navy pilot that he has no honor, no sense of morality, and is a completely despicable excuse for any number of positions he might have.
All of them: Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Dean Heller, R-Nev., John McCain, R-Ariz., Lisa Murkowski R-Alaska, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio,” displayed incredible hypocrisy, dishonesty, evidence of double-dealing, a callous disregard for decency. Some (Murkowski and Portman in particular) have done this sort of switch-and-bait time and time again. All of them pretend to be whatever it takes to get a few votes, a few more dollars, and obligations for their buddies, their families, and their ego.
In other words, they are typical American politicians, who are not even “honest cops” in the old sense. We can tell when they are lying: their mouths are open and their lips are moving. We have seen them desecrate the memories and efforts of millions.
And it isn’t going to change. At least, not easily, and not with the system we have now.
Or any other system we are likely to get without a violent upheaval and some sort of catastrophe that will have to resemble what the Lord did to Sodom and Gomorrah, the Northern Kingdom, or let the Romans do to Jerusalem.
(Of course, in a situation like the Jewish-Roman War of the first century, you can be sure that everyone of these six – and probably two-thirds of their “esteemed colleagues” would almost immediately sell out to the equivalent of the Romans. The Fifty States do not need to worry about a Fifth Column as long as we have Congress.)
I honestly cannot think of a vile enough name for these people. Or for the millions of so-called free people who support them, worship them, follow them, and brown-nose them.
And I realize this is NOT new – we can look at the Senate in 1861, in 1898, in 1914 and 1917, and a dozen other key events. We see the same thing. Mark Twain was, of course, right.
It all makes me wonder if Trump, or some of his allies, are using this sort of thing as a way to rub into the noses of many, many Americans, the awful and essential truth that we cannot trust government to do anything but continue to destroy our liberty and sell us out to as many different bidders as possible. Bidders who are also probably getting conned by them – taken to the cleaners and robbed blind. Maybe there is a deep anti-State that figures eventually people will get it and do the dirty but necessary work of cleaning out the District of Criminals and their local affiliates in every state, city, town, county, and school.
We will never totally get rid of this sort of person, but we CAN figure out ways to lock them up in their luxurious abodes and game-playing venues, while the rest of us live real lives.
But right now, I can see why those masses in Paris in 1789 were so easily moved to take up nihilism and just destroy and kill. Perhaps the best thing we should call them is dead, ancient history. And the sooner the better.
Enough is enough.
Mama’s Note: I hate to keep sounding like a broken record, but the reason the general population has not already rebelled and hung these criminals on various lamp posts and trees… is the fact that most people actually believe that the “government,” and incidentally the politicians and bureaucrats that operate it, have a legitimate AUTHORITY to do so, even if they don’t like the results. The long term “solution” most people seem willing to accept, if anything, is to replace the politicians and so forth they don’t like with others. They never seem to understand that there are NO “others” – whatever “party” or philosophy – available who will solve the problem. They won’t solve the problem because their foundation goal and purpose is control of other people’s lives and property. And THAT is the other half of the problem.
When some people are given power and “authority” over others, especially against their will, tyranny is the inevitable result. Every. Single. Time.