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Even A River Of Lies Cannot Flow Uphill

Posted on | February 22, 2014 | 10 Comments

by Smitty

Look: Progress is dead. The final piece of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights arrived, and it was a river of lies, with headwaters in hell.

It’s the law of the land, they tell us, passed fair and square by both houses of Congress, crowned as constitutional by the highest court of the country, and ratified by the people in Obama’s reelection. They note that other historic reforms—Medicare, Social Security—had troubled beginnings and then were embraced by the nation, and that even the Civil Rights Act of 1964, preceded by outbreaks of terrible violence, was accepted quite quickly once passed.

Not so with Obamacare, to which resistance over time has only grown stronger. “Current and former administration officials .??.??. have been surprised at how steadfast the opposition has remained,” the Washington Post reported last summer, quoting MIT economist Jonathan Gruber saying, “It used to be you had a fight and it was over, and you moved on.” But few have moved on, for reasons which are not all that hard to tease out: It’s not working out, in fact it’s a disaster; it’s blowing holes in the federal budget; the win-to-lose balance is way out of kilter, as many more people are hurt than helped by it. Obamacare may collapse on its own for practical reasons, but there is a fourth strike against it that adds a dimension of weakness no comparable measure has faced: Much of the country believes it’s a fraud, passed dishonestly, and not deserving of moral authority. In short, they find it nearly illegal, highly immoral, and possibly fattening. And their minds won’t be changed.

Read the whole thing. The notion of there being a “law of the land”, itself, is being destroyed by this evil. As ancient commenter Madison noted:

It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?

Not that Madison was a prophet, or anything. He merely had more common sense than Princess Pelosi and Harry “the Cadaver” Reid combined.

via Hot Air


10 Responses to “Even A River Of Lies Cannot Flow Uphill”

  1. ariyadesai01
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Even A River Of Lies Cannot Flow Uphill #TCOT

  2. JoanOfArgghh
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Even A River Of Lies Cannot Flow Uphill #TCOT

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    You are on a roll today, Sir!

    Unfortunately the truth you speak is…disquieting. But you can’t even begin to heal until you recognize the problem.

  4. Political Rift » Even A River Of Lies Cannot Flow Uphill
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

    […] smitty by Smitty Look: Progress is dead. The final piece of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights arrived, and […]

  5. smitty
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    Finally had a few hours to do some blogging.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:54 pm

    We need to give you a few more hours of time, because you were rocking today.

  7. librarygryffon
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 11:28 pm

    More sense than Pelosi and Reid combined isn’t a very high bar. I think most rocks, turnips, and even guinea pigs win out in the common sense stakes.

  8. Adjoran
    February 23rd, 2014 @ 3:28 am

    Channeling Ezra Klein: “You quote Madison? That guy was, like, 100 years ago.”

  9. Steve White
    February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    Smitty: when my liberal colleagues at work tell me that Obamacare was passed by the Congress, signed by the President, and upheld by the Supreme Court, and therefore is “settled law”, I reply —

    — “so was the Fugitive Slave Act.”

    That shuts them up rather quickly.

  10. Quartermaster
    February 23rd, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

    Multiply by 2.