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.”
William Bennett, with Christopher Beach, writing in the Wall Street Journal:
The Hypocrisy Of Congress’s Gold-Plated Health Care
As close observers of history and human nature, James Madison and the other Founders of the U.S. Constitution knew that the equal and unbiased application of the law to all people, especially elected officials, is essential to freedom and justice and one of the primary safeguards from authoritarianism and oppression by a ruling class.
And so, referring to the members of Congress, James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 57: “[T]hey can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society.”
Today, elected officials need to be reminded of these truths. Under pressure from Congress, the White House has carved out a special exemption for Congress and its staffers from ObamaCare—the law it recently deemed necessary for the entire country. No Republicans voted for ObamaCare. Yet it appears that some of them support the exemption President Obama approved on his own—so they would not have to go on record with a vote for or against it.