62 Million Voiceless Americans|
June 10, 2009
This article was originally published in American Thinker
on June 9, 2009
Is it still called debate when only one side controls the conversation? That's the
question the 62 million Americans who didn't vote for Obama are asking themselves.
62 million Americans now have absolutely no voice in the way our country is being
governed. No say in the quadrupling of our debt
or in the onerous taxes being piled
on top of record unemployment.
They have no say in the pending trillion
dollar health care 'reform' or the more costly 'cap and trade'
legislation steadily making its way through
With Democrats firmly in control of the White House and the House of Representatives,
and most likely the Senate, the left has found no need for bipartisanship. After
all, 'Obama won.' Case closed.
Should any pesky Republican complain, the voice goes unheard - kinda like a tree
falling in a forest. Did it really fall if no one heard it? The right is reduced
to pondering questions like these as the left continues implementing radical change
at breakneck speed. Changes that affect every segment of our society and every single
American. Changes that are being implemented without the requisite 'national conversation'.
Why hold a conversation?
The left is in control and there is no need to consult with the people they were
elected to govern. The politicians and the experts know best. And should
the GOP try to halt this tsunami of 'change', a quick change of the filibuster rule
to 51 instead of 60 is put in place. That'll teach em.
Under the guise of fighting the non-crisis of global warming, the EPA has declared
the very air we breathe to be dangerous. Not to worry. Uncle Sam will save us. Here
cap and trade.
It will only cost $3,100 extra in energy costs
Under the guise of universal health care, our government is preparing to take over
app. 17% of our economy by nationalizing health care. Not to worry, they are consulting with the policymakers in Canada
the sterling healthcare in that country. The very same government health care that
forces Canadians to come to the US to get their medical needs taken care of.
Under the guise of saving the economy, the feds have taken over banks, insurance
companies and car companies, prompting even thug dictator Chavez to joke, "Hey,
Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama!
Fidel, careful or we are going to end up
to his right."
Under the guise of saving us from those nasty capitalists, Obama has appointed a new Pay Czar
to make sure no-one is paid more
than the politicians deem they are worth. At least those who are unfortunate to
work for companies that have received bailout funds. And in one case, the formerly
sovereign state of South Carolina has actually been forced to take bailout funds
, and accept all the strings
that come with it.
Consent of the governed is being ignored as the Obama administration hijacks ever
more power to the federal government, in direct contravention of the 10th amendment
and the Constitution. And 62 million Americans can do nothing except marvel at the
The left is rejoicing at finally being able to implement utopia here on earth. A
utopian vision that has consistently failed whenever it has been foisted upon a
populace, either through charisma or brute force. But never mind. Obama's utopia
will work, experts assure us.
The experts who now hold us hostage are first and foremost, political beings, having
been appointed 'czars' on the basis of political connections as opposed to merit.
They are thoroughly steeped in theory and liberal orthodoxy and severely lacking
in real world experience.
These unelected czars (15 at last count) now have control of our tax dollars and
the regulatory bureaucracy that enables them to enforce their whims. Whims which
are based more on political expediency than the rule of law. They will never
be held accountable when their theories are tested and fail. And fail they must,
as history has taught the 62 million people who didn't vote for Obama.
As we speak, the left, with the willing compliance of an adoring media
, are kowtowing to our enemies while demonizing
and penalizing capitalists, the very wealth creators whose money now allows the
government to implement an agenda anti ethical to the American way of life.
The Obama administration, under the guise of tolerance, inclusion, multiculturalism, empathy and
concern for the disenfranchised, are destroying jobs though regulation and taxation.
A total of
2.19 million jobs
have been lost since Obama became President. (The news
will be adding 22,000 jobs
this year is ignored, as they did it without
unions or government help.)
The Democrats are enacting legislation that makes it impossible
for America to become energy independent,
while at the same time, partnering with Arab countries
to help them develop nuclear
Our 'leaders' are burdening America with an unsustainable level of debt while at the same
time, continuing to send our tax dollars ($106 Billion) to the IMF
to bail out the world. And sending
to Pakistan to help out with their refugees.
The Left, with Obama as its messiah, believing that all cultures and countries should
be equal, are systematically reducing America to third world status. A level playing
field at last. Whew.
Meanwhile, the 62 million people who didn't vote for Obama wait in vain for their
own elected representatives to stand up and say STOP. Alas, aside from a handful
of Republicans like Sarah Palin, Mark Sanford, Jim DeMint, Rick Perry and Dick Cheney,
the silence from the Republicans is deafening.
62 million Americans are watching America squander its greatness on the altar of
catchy, unproven, politically correct notions. And this American is wondering if
the destructive policies that are being foisted upon us without our consent and
without debate, are being enacted through stupidity or design.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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