The genius of America is that it was set up as a representative government, but increasingly, Americans are ruled over by leaders who are unelected, and very powerful. Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger unmasks the people who are really ruling our lives.
“You can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.”
So said Stalin about his genocidal purges.
Obama and the Democrats are whipping up an omelette. We the American people — and the free enterprise system — are the broken eggs, the broken lives. At the moment, there are several million broken lives as the unreasonable Obamacare mandates force insurance companies to cancel individual and family policies.
The numbers are staggering. In California, a one-party state — essentially a Democrat thugocracy — over 900,000 Californians are losing their insurance.
Even CBS News, a reliably liberal outlet, reports that:
Seraphic Secret has already expressed outrage at the special exemption for Congress and its staffers from ObamaCare. This exemption, we might add, also extends to the Justice Department, Federal Judges, the Supreme Court, and of course to Barack Hussein Obama and his immediate family.
Thus, the political class have passed a law which they will not have to obey.
This is how communist tyrannies and banana republics operate.
In ancient Rome, an engineer who built a bridge was, by law, required to sleep under that bridge. In this way, if the bridge collapsed, the builder suffered the consequences of his poor design. It is called consequences, taking responsibility for one’s actions.
But no such consequences exists for the American bureaucratic class.
The bureaucratic class, like the Bolshevik ruling class, never has to live with the consequences of its laws. The members of the political class who forced this inhuman, collectivist mandate down our throats are exempt from it.
As long as this outrage continues, we the American people will slip deeper and deeper into a state of torpor and become like sheep to slaughter.
Alexis de Tocqueville predicted such an outcome if America turned away from a constitutional republic and drifted towards Socialism.
His is a perfect description of ObamaCare.
“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
Life under Communist/Socialist regimes proceeds along a simple but ruthless calculus of power: the political class does not live under the same laws as the rest of the people.
Food shortages and famines are endemic under Socialism/Communism. But the ruling classes never stand on bread lines. Their children never starve to death. The Socialist/Communist elites gorge on delicacies that are common menu in free market societies.
The same for medical care. Socialist/Communist societies boast fair and compassionate national health care systems. But when Communist/Socialist leaders get a hangnail they run to their private doctor. And when they get cancer they jet to the United States for world class treatment. Because they know that national health care at home means endless waiting periods for the most basic treatment.
National health care means bad teeth (see Great Britain) and early death.
Obamacare is built on the immoral, institutionalized Communist/Socialist model.
The American people are gradually being herded into a byzantine bureaucracy that will separate them from their current insurance, and their physician; Obamacare will create a desperate shortage of doctors and hospital beds, and stifle the medical research and development that makes the American health care system the envy of the world. It will also drive up costs for insurance, via ever higher taxes, and medical care, to unimaginable levels.
Seraphic Secret is close friends with three dedicated and superb physicians who are seriously looking at early retirement rather than get crushed under the corrupt wheels of Obamacare.
President Obama—under cover of night—has exempted Congress and their staffers from Obamacare. As Obama and his family are exempted from this infamous law.
There is no greater indictment of Obamacare than this thuggish exemption. If Congress and their staffers cannot live by the laws they wrote and passed, then the law is obviously rotten to the core. Any Congressman and congressional staffer who squirms out of Obamacare should be exposed to public scorn, and then compelled to resign in disgrace.
In ancient Rome, an engineer who built a bridge had to sleep underneath it to demonstrate its safety. Naturally, this law was an incentive for engineers to build bridges that would not collapse.
No such law exists for America’s political class.
Barack Obama and his family will never have to squirm under the government leviathan of Obamacare (surprise — Obama lied; it’s a tax!) — the 20,000 pages of incomprehensible laws and regulations he foisted on the American people.
And now, of course, Congress, which is finally getting around to reading parts of the bill they passed, are coming to realize that it is a disaster.
And — what a shock! — they want to escape the calamity they have created, unwilling to live under the very laws they have passed.
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