Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


July 6, 2012

In the House of Wood

No cause for celebration


Knoxville —

It is not in our nature to be subservient to any government. The Founders knew this. We're just supposed to answer to God, not any other man. 

The government has abused its power, and redistributes wealth in order to continue to purchase our loyalty, in exchange for our liberties. How have they gotten by with that? Because too many of us like the handouts, and these days, some people are too ignorant to realize that America is land of the free, home of the brave. Nor do they realize that the true American dream is living your life as you choose, or God has planned for you, without government interference.

Everyone in Washington must go if there's any hope for America. In watching the reaction by Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday, regarding the “Obamacare” ruling, I was extraordinarily disappointed. 

He was attacking it on political reasons, and did not state the need for its repeal because it is so indescribably un-American. Instead, he and the Republicans just want to find a way to repeal it, but find ways to reinstitute much of its idiotic, freedom-robbing components that freeloaders want, which could translate into votes. 

Here's what Boehner should have told CBS' Nora O'Donnell:

“Well, Nora, given that this mandate was repeatedly denied to be a tax by its backers, including President Obama, and the fact that it includes provisions that do not treat the states equally, that it was passed when every poll showed that most Americans opposed its passage, that it was passed in the middle of the night without being read by the duly elected representatives of the people, the fact that it expands dependence on government at a time when we haven't had a budget in nearly three years, will add to our debt that will already be impossible to repay and that this is a free, Constitutional republic and not a European socialist 'utopia,' we will do away with it in its entirety and deal with the components that have already begun, while we search for a true SOLUTION, and not another burden to be placed on businesses and people in this country.” 

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