Live Free or Die
In the wake of the senate vote Saturday night, it's a fair question to ask. The People are against the Democrats' health care bill be the widest margins ever: 38% to 56% according to a Rasmussen poll released today. There has never been a majority in favor of it and the more people find out about it the less we like it.
Yet the Democrats seem not to care in the slightest. Their idea, communicated back in January, is "We counted in November and we won." They imply they are free to do whatever they want. In a parliamentary democracy that may work: The voters typically endorse a party and it's platform which it then enacts. In this country, however, the Constitution limits what any party may do. We also have a tradition of compromise and bipartisanship often lacking in parliamentary systems like Italy and Israel where smaller, ideological parties struggle to form and maintain majorities.
It should be clear to the American people by now that the Democrats have changed the game and have an agenda that has nothing to do with creating jobs, fixing the economy, or fighting the war on terror. The things Americans thought they were voting for have taken a back seat to a so-called "Stimulus" bill, health care legislation, cap-and-trade and any number of initiatives designed primarily to ensure they never get voted out of office. read more »