Repeal and Replace: The Blindness of the GOP

March 29, 2010

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, KY) stated that the Republican’s motto for the upcoming election cycle will be “Repeal and Replace.”

McConnell was responding to the total Republican defeat on the health care bill that was signed into law this last week. No Republicans voted for the bill, either in the House or the Senate. McConnell emphasized that the GOP will propose repeal of the new law, but then replacing the new law with legislation of its own design.

“We can do better,” he said. “We can expand access to people with pre-existing conditions. We can keep people from being kicked off their plans. We can lower costs and premiums. We can do all of these things without undermining the things we do best and without raising taxes that kill jobs in a bad economy.”

Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t like the Republicans if they pulled this off?

Answer: Anyone who understands that the Congress HAS NO AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER to enact ANY legislation regarding health care.

Notice that McConnell didn’t say “Repeal…and nothing else.” Oh, Hell no. The Republicans simply want to replace the Democrat’s law with a new law of their own. And don’t be naïve to think that the GOP’s bill won’t be laden with pork, just like the present bill.

But where was the GOP all during the Bush Administration? The GOP had the Congress AND the White House. If health care was important, they had eight years to do something. Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m glad they did nothing, but their inaction wasn’t because they are philosophically opposed to health care legislation.

This is a disagreement between criminal gangs who all work for the same crime boss. There is only one political party in DC, and that is the Big Government Party. None of these elected Mafiosi (my apologies to the real Mafiosi for this insult) stand for individual liberty and property rights. They wish to be masters, and for Americans to be slaves.

(Sorry, Ron Paul. I’ll respect you when you end your Quixotic quest and go home to Texas. But for now, aren’t you just a criminal with a conscience? If I was an attorney or doctor for the Mafia, I’d still be working for criminals, wouldn’t I? Where’s the difference?)

Nullification of Federal Law will not be effective in any situation. The states do not have the power necessary to withstand Washington on even the smallest detail. States rely upon Federal dollars, and most states will cave in if DC cuts off their flow of Federal money.

The only possible, logical solution to protect individual liberty and property rights, while simultaneously throwing off the heavy chains, crushing taxation and debt of the US government, is for states to secede from the Union.

But, as you may already know from much of my previous writing, the states are no more prepared to secede than they are to nullify. All Washington has to say is a loud “BOOO!!” and most of the states will cower in fear.

We can only hope and pray that one state…just one…find their backbone and tells Washington to go straight to hell.

Secession is the Hope for Mankind. Who will be first…and wisest?

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