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It was not a Declaration of Dependence


In a new op-ed, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal writes that " it is important to remember and teach our children the Founding Fathers were declaring our independence, not creating a culture of dependence. How right he is, and how disappointing it is that so many in Washington spend every waking moment to undo what the Founding Fathers created.

The (Supreme Court) ruling was both a disappointment and a blow to our freedoms. As we get further away from the ruling, reality will dawn on people, and we will be right back to where we were. The American people did not want or approve of Obamacare then, and they do not now. Americans oppose it because it will decrease the quality of our health care, raise taxes by over $500 billion, cut Medicare by over $500 billion, and, with a $1.76 trillion price tag, break the bank.

The President promised us our premiums would go down $2,500 per family per year if we passed his reform; family premiums increased 9 percent last year. President Obama promised us we could keep our plans and our doctors; as many as 20 million Americans will lose their employer-provided health plans. President Obama promised us he would "protect Medicare;" Medicare's Chief Actuary says the Obamacare cuts to providers are "unrealistic" and not sustainable, and millions of seniors will lose access to Medicare Advantage plans and benefits. The President promised us he wouldn't raise taxes on middle class families making less than $250,000 a year; Obamacare raises taxes on health plans, medical devices, prescription drugs, and employers, and 75% of the individual mandate tax will fall on the middle class. Over 20 million individuals will remain uninsured, and health care spending will be higher than it would have been if the law had not passed. President Obama campaigned against Hillary Clinton's individual mandate and John McCain's tax increase on generous health care insurance, and included both in Obamacare.

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  1. lwessonComment by lwesson
    July 5, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    The Founders were doing something else much bigger, besides independence from England. We the People, were casting off the bridle of being SUBJECTS of The State, declaring that we were Free & Independent Sovereigns. Our Liberty, our Freedom, was not derived by some Ivory Tower potentates who would decide, what we would have, what we could do, when we could do it.

    Rights that were unalienable, are derived from God, not man, not government. Read The Declaration of Independence. It is the defining document of our Republic! But it is greatly forgotten. It offends too many, and their weak minded notions of what we are as a people, as a Representative Republic.

    The Founders so feared the Federal Government that they created, were so wary that We the People would forget what unalienable rights that we have, they ultimately put in, The Bill of Rights, as yet another check on Government, another reminder to We the People.

    Thomas Jefferson, who penned The Declaration of Independence, was most concerned about the Courts, that ultimately, it would be the Courts that would do in the Republic. The Court could redefine our relationship to our Government. The Supreme Court, through Socialist Progressives, have done just that. Head Justice Roberts has joined this corrosive, destructive chorus.

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    • BuzzComment by Buzz
      July 9, 2012 @ 10:16 am

      We are living under Tyranny same as those, years ago were when they came to this country! The thing is, we Americans have no place to escape to so we have to handle it here.

      Bobby is right and this is something our school children are not getting in education thanks to the NTU And W Wilson whom started this **** of not educating our children in the history of their nation.

      Get rid of the NTU, the UN, NATO, Romney, Obama, Pelosi and Reid..Janet too………

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  2. middlegroundComment by middleground
    July 5, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    The Consitution was origially framed by very bright people who had a wealth of practical experience in a number of professions. All had certainly read Edward Gibbon’s analysis of why Greece and Rome collapsed economically as well as other writing of the time such as Paine’s Common Sense. For example, Alexander Hamilton was keeping the accounts of an import export business at 14 and Franklin was a scientist, philosopher and business man, outstanding in all three.

    Basically, all these founders seemed to feel that responsible individuals guided by a set of written rules didn’t need a fuedal Bureacracy to interprete what was right and wrong and what was moral and what was immoral. But look at the present court’s makeup of lawyers and politicians representing two religions and two law schools with several of the recent appontees represnting political viewpoints rather than a broad background of experience. I feel the court need a better mix of the nation’s best as proven by their background and experience.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      July 6, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

      What a rare time period, back then. There are well rounded jurists, but they are shunned.

      I think that The Founders would be mortified at what constitutes most Supreme Court members & Court nominees, and the lightweights that pick them.

      My use of the analogy of a baby, and picking a baby sitter is applicable. You do not pick a sitter that hates your baby! You do not pick someone who looks at your baby and wonders just what it is. Ruth Bader Ginsberg openly, brazenly shares her dislike for The Constitution.

      Also, BOTH political parties have played, We the People, out as if but mere SUBJECTS, the sheeple, of The Government. The States, are treated as if just subservient Shires. The Democrats have openly embraced this Tar Baby, and own it hands down now. This runs completely counter to what was set forth. It is NO wonder that only lip service, highly edited versions, are given of The Founders.

      While at The Jefferson Memorial in DC, I was approached by a bouncy overly energetic Park Service member and asked what I thought of the place. “Disturbingly edited as if done by, The Soviet Union.” Yes, his face was a Kodak Moment.

      So here we are…

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