Sunday, November 18, 2012

Insurance Exchanges

Republican governors are refusing to set up insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  I am happy to see them standing up, but I think there may be some unintended and dire consequences.  By not setting the exchanges up at the state level, the Feds will set up Federal exchanges.  This changes little for the consumer.  Still stuck with Obamacare, still stuck in a necessarily high-cost, low-service environment.  This is not a bug in Obamacare, it is a feature.

The Grail of the Left is Socialized Healthcare.  Never mind that it doesn't work.  Because Our socialists are better than their socialists, we can't possibly lose, right?  But I digress.  Setting up Federal exchanges only moves the system closer to single-payer.  Indirectly, the governors may be speeding up the inevitable.

The only solution to Obamacare is nullification at the state level.  The states must invoke their 10th Amendment rights here.  Nullify Obamacare and reassert their supremacy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Peril of Secession

The currently popular secession movement is in all 50 states now.  It is doubtful any state will secede because the state government is so reliant on the Federal teat.  That said, there are allegations of threats of retaliation by the administration against individuals and the Federal Government has become onerous and many of us feel more like "subjects" than citizens.

But there are very dire consequences to secession.  First, the fifty states become weaker apart.  They become easy targets for foreign domination.  It becomes more difficult to negotiate favorable trade.  And that debt still looms (someone has to pay for it).  Second, what to do with Federal military bases and assets?  Do you really want Jerry Brown in control of nuclear weapons?  But third, and I think this is the most important, this is what I believe Obama and the far fringe Left want.  It would be the end of the United States of America.  Some states would form confederations, but nowhere will you find the United States of America nor will you find a document like the Constitution of the United States.  It cannot and will not be replicated in the event of secession.  Those Rights we up until recently enjoyed have no chance in a new document.  This truly is the Last Great Hope.

I believe it is best to maintain the status quo.  We have lost the battle and should not have any expectation of turning any of this around in our lifetimes.  But as we have seen from history, a society that encourages "taking", rather than "making" is unsustainable.  It will collapse under its own weight.  We have only to make sure our children understand what is lost and wait for the collapse of the unsustainable.  There may yet be hope for them.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Coup de Grace

We are on the brink. We are no longer "citizens", but "subjects".  The government demands and we comply. No longer do we have laws which are just and equitable, but demands which eviscerate those who succeed.  The leeches of society are like the five-year-old who still breastfeeds.  Climbing up the mother, unbuttoning the blouse and bra to expose the breast and sucking it until dry.  "Tax the rich, feed the poor until there are no rich no more".  Who feeds the poor when there are no rich?  Who gets to eat when all are poor?

It is now time for the Coup De Grace for the once great United States of America.  Carbon Tax.  A tax on the energy you use.  All justified by the Global Warming fraud.  The Greatest Hoax Since Piltdown Man is being used to finish the job of destroying the Greatest Nation on Earth.  The job started by the ironically-named Affordable Care Act.

Energy is the lifeblood of the economy.  Factories create with it, freight is hauled with it.  Homes are warmed with it.  Technology requires it.  Business conducts commerce with it.  Freedom demands it.

We became slaves by believing the government had our best interest at heart.  We still have some ability to speak freely as these words show.  But for how long?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Election Observations

Guest post by Deekawife 3.0.

As a poll worker I observed young people voting, some for the first time.  They were registering to vote and told several of my poll co-workers that it was their first time voting.  We have to ask them where they live and where they are registered to vote.  We witnessed several hundred college students who appeared to be committing voter fraud with no remorse or guilt, and some actually appeared proud to commit voter fraud.

Now, the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; 13 hours.   For example, one young woman, who came through at 11:00 a.m. asked to register after telling us she lived and was registered to vote in Milwaukee.  I asked her how long she was going to be at Concordia that day and why she did not have time to drive to Milwaukee to vote?  She got up and left the poll.  I later looked over to see her registering around 3:00 p.m.  Did she vote in Milwaukee as well?  Also, about an hour before the polls closed, as many as a dozen students came in to register and vote.  In fact we had students come in to vote until 15 minutes before the polls closed. We had no way of determining if they were fraudulent or not.  I can only assume parents and/or professors encourage this, assuring them they would not be caught since this state has not only no voter ID requirement, but also allows same-day registration.  It is ripe for fraud.   The only thing that ran through my mind was if you can readily commit voter fraud with no remorse, what else will these young people do with no remorse or guilt in their life?  I have three nieces and one nephew and if any one of them would do this I would disown them in a second!   I have learned in my 53 years of life, good things come back to you if you do good things.  I drove home from working on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. and I cried for my four grandsons!   I kept thinking they did not vote for this, but they will inherit the debt this election will add to their lives.  I cried all the way home, then I sat in the dark and cried.  I finally went to bed and my wonderful, loving husband wrapped his arms around me and all I could do was cry.   I cried myself to sleep and the last time I looked at the clock it was 3:00 a.m. and I woke up at 5:15 a.m. and knew I could not sleep even though I was exhausted.  I was numb all day.  If these college students call me some day looking for employment and complain about how difficult it is to find a good paying job with a degree, I will ask  them who they voted for.  When they respond "Obama",  I will say, "this is what you voted for."  They will be far too ignorant to understand and still be looking for a decent paying job because they are too ignorant to get it.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Election 2012

It's Go Time.

We The People now decide what country we want.  I submit the Constitution of the United States has no meaning to our government and courts.  Neither Republican nor Democrat has any respect for the document or the citizens of the United States.  They care only about their next election.

Tomorrow is the most important election of my lifetime and possibly in the history of the United States. We are already far down the road to socialism and statism.  We are nearly at the destination of tyranny.  We The People have chosen this path and only We The People can reverse it and start the journey back to those traditions, institutions and laws that made this the fairest, most free, richest and most powerful country the world has ever known.

Do we want a government that provides our every need and controls our every move?  Or do we want a government that protects our Lives, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness while leaving us alone to those tasks?

This is our last chance.