The nation I grew up in died a little last night. One political party chose to use the power of majority (while they still held it) to pass legislation that the vast majority of Americans did not want them to pass, and fundamentally alter the nature of our country. The Democratic Party, which once stood for the people is now the Communist party, and stands astride the people as a master and a dominator.
The President lied boldly about what his health care program would do as he labored to promote it. Congress continued to pretend that they were doing something good for the people, something that the people really wanted, despite the fact that they clearly did not want the stuff they were being force-fed last night. Benjamin Franklin, when asked what sort of government the founding fathers had created, said that we had a republic, if we could hang on to it. We lost our grip a bit last night.
This has been coming in the form of deceitful and anti-American education for a century, and in the form of at least a double-standard for the laws of the nation. The common man is held to account for following the law. "Leaders" are free to ignore them. For example, when President Clinton committed a felony in perjuring himself before a Federal judge, it revealed that awful double standard. He got away with a slap on the wrist. If I had done precisely the same thing, I would do hard time. Now we have a tax-cheat running the IRS, and an apologist for American enemies serving as Attorney General. Crime isn't crime if you are seated high enough in the right party -- see the corruption of the DFL politicians for illustration, or Barney Frank for example. and now America isn't America any longer.
Welcome to Amerika. Although he lied copiously on the way to this health care mess, President Obama actually told us what he intended to do when he was running for the presidency. Very few paid attention , and most of those who heard him could not believe he was actually capable of being what he said he was going to be and doing what he said he was going to do.
Now reality sets in. The only question is whether the defenders of freedom and capitalism and America that remain in our political system will have the courage to do what is necessary to turn this thing around. I hope so, but I sincerely doubt that we have conservative politicians with that kind of steel in their spine. Today we face a new reality - and it is going to get much worse before it gets better.