I don’t care about the constitution on this
This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone I’m sure:
In his defense of supporting Obamacare, Congressman Phil Hare states very assuredly he doesn’t care about the Constitution on this issue. Mainly because we’re assured of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But none of that really matters because people are going bankrupt paying for health care.
First of all, it’s possible to fix health care without trampling all over the Constitution. Second, this is their cause celebre for trampling all over the Constitution, what if the next party in charge picks one Phil Hare doesn’t like? That’s the POINT of respecting the US Constitution. Once that respect is gone, it’s gone for EVERYONE. People just don’t get that. It protect everyone by keeping the government off their backs. Rather than super-imposing federal government all over every single aspect of health care, if we had simply scaled back the federal involvement we probably could have gotten the cost down to provide a lot more services. That makes a LOT of sense to someone like me. It’s totally alien to someone like Phil Hare because in order to get the end result of everyone having health care, he would have to give up control. Small minds can’t think that way.
Now this is where it gets real fun:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
That is what each Congressman swears to do when they become a member of Congress. Now, if you don’t support the US Constitution, as Phil Hare states, then you are an enemy of the US Constitution. It is now the obligation of Congress to defend the Constitution of the United States. I won’t even take a poll on the chances Nancy Pelosi will do what she is obligated to do by the contract that defines her position. However, from this point forward, Phil Hare stands in treason. If I suggest he should be shot, then all the left wing nut jobs will have an orgasm. So, I’ll just suggest he should be removed from office by the Attorney General. That would be be, drum roll please, Eric Holder, rim shot.