We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Stacy McCain has been aggregating, updating, and commenting here.
The good news: They still don’t have the votes. The bad news: Obama doesn’t care:
If Obama refuses to look at public opinion polls, then how can he profess to know what the American people want? And if he doesn’t care about polls, then how come the White House is circulating polls on Capitol Hill asserting that support for health care legislation is rising?
UPDATE 6:26 p.m. ET: Nancy Pelosi reminds the national press corps that she thinks Americans are a bunch of idiots:
House speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference with children’s advocates at the Capitol on Monday to push for the Democrats’ sweeping health care legislation. . . .
In a brief question-and-answer session, a reporter asked Ms. Pelosi about assertions by Representative David Dreier of California, the senior Republican on the House rules committee, that Democrats were engaging in legislative gymnastics to complete the legislation.
“It’s about accountability of the insurance companies; it’s about affordability for the middle class,” Ms. Pelosi said. “It’s not about gymnastics alone — except if that’s part of the wellness program that we have for our children.”
Translation: “We’re going to ignore any criticism you might have. It’s about what I say it’s about, you stupid morons.”
Michelle Malkin live-blogged today’s usurpations here
The Classic Liberal has been aggregating here and comments:Dismiss this warning at your own peril. Believe in the Beltway pundits if you must. After all, they’ve helped you achieve freedom and liberty by limiting and reducing government over the years. Right?
In my 41 years, the government has consistently grown in size and scope as we continue to march further and further down the road of serfdom. In other words, the Beltway pundits have harmed our cause, not helped.
These are not normal times. They are historical times. Volatile times. Keep listening to the same, tired-old mumblers … at America’s peril.
Washington will no longer vote on legislation, but instead, we now have law by fiat.
Fight for nothing less than the liberty and freedom our founding generations bequeathed us. Compromise won’t do. “Republican” isn’t enough.
The Grim Reaper is knocking at America’s door. What are YOU going to do about it?So, I ask again, how much IS your liberty, your Constitution worth? As we see the Democrats give not one good shit about either. They stopped believing in them some time ago. Remember this in November. And again, pray that God will turn their hearts back towards our founding principles. There is still time, but remember, liberty, once lost…………….
Cross-Posted at The DaleyGator