Case in Point

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A little over a week ago, I discussed an email I received regarding the latest political cure-all: a proposed twenty-eighth amendment, which would require the effects of any legislation passed by Congress to apply to everyone. Towards the end of the post, I stated the following:

[I]f we explicitly forbade ObamaCare from the Constitution, the underlying disease of the body politic would remain: That too many people accept (or leave unchallenged) the premise that it's okay to steal from other people so long as the government does it, and passes out the loot equally.

So long as this idea retains its undeserved respect in our culture, we will elect bandits to office, our state and federal governments will compete in a race to be the main gang in our neighborhoods, our wealth will be sapped in one way or another (since loot has to come from somewhere), and everyone will be looking for a way to make sure everyone else is equally screwed.
Please note the locution "equally screwed," gird your loins, and hack your way through the tangled verbiage of the following passage, taken verbatim (minus some formatting) from an email I received last night.
Retribution is less than 1 year away!

Take a look at this and just remember elections in November 2010.

1. U..S.. House & Senate have voted themselves $4,700 and $5,300 raises.
2. They voted to NOT give you a S.S. Cost of living raise in 2010 and 2011.
3. Your Medicare premiums will go up $285.60 for the 2-years
4. You will not get the 3% COLA: $660/yr.
5. Your total 2-yr loss and cost is -$1,600 or -$3,200 for husband and wife.
6. Over these same 2-years each Congress person will get $10,000
7. Do you feel SCREWED?
8. Will they have your cost of drugs - doctor fees - local taxes - food, etc., decrease?
9. NO WAY.

Congress received a raise and has better health and retirement benefits than you or I.

* Why should they care about you?
* You never did anything about it in the past.
* You obviously are too stupid or don't care.
* Do you really think that Nancy , Harry, Chris, Charlie, Barny, et al, care about you?

Send the message to these individuals --- "YOU'RE FIRED!"

In 2010 you will have a chance to get rid of the sitting Congress: up to 1/3 of the Senate and 100% of the House!

Make sure you're still mad in November 2010 and remind their replacements not to screw-up.

It is ok to forward this to your sphere of influence if you are finally tired of the abuse. Maybe it's time for Amendment 28 to the Constitution..

28th Amendment will be as follows:
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."

Let's get this passed around, folks - these people in Washington have brought this upon themselves! It's time for retribution. Let's take back America ..

If you don't forward this to all your friends you're just part of the problem of national apathy.
Notice which Congressmen are in in the crosshairs. That's right. Once again, we have grassroots "opponents" of Barack Obama calling for laws passed by Congress to apply with blanket equality to everyone, regardless of merit or propriety. And this opposition is based not on a principled support for individual rights, a desire to begin phasing out the welfare state, or even a return to a proper understanding of what "equality before the law" really means -- but on a vague, softly egalitarian notion of equality.

If this blindfolded, half-cocked effort is the opposite of apathy, we're better off with apathy, because frustration will be the best possible result.

Once again: I don't want an equal share of loot. I want freedom.

-- CAV


HaynesBE said...

Fabulous point.
Thank you.

Gus Van Horn said...