Friday, August 6, 2010

Where Are the Sons of Liberty?

During a recent town hall meeting in Hayward, California, a constituent asked of ObamaCare, "If this legislation is constitutional, what limitations are there on the federal government's ability to tell us how to run our private lives?" California Democrat Congressman Pete Stark's answer was disturbing -- "I think that there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from rules that could affect your private life."

The questioner responded by asking even more emphatically about the individual mandate to buy insurance and the "right" to health care, "If [Congress] can do this, what can't they?" Stark's answer sums up a fundamental view of government that is squarely opposed to that of our Founders: "The federal government, uh, yes, can do most anything in this country."

Kent comments:

Which is a perfect example of what is signified by the words totalitarianism and tyranny.

And this causes me to ask the question, “Where are the Sons of Liberty?”

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