We’ve been reminded many times that elections have consequences. Yesterday we saw the consequence of voting for those who believe in “fundamentally transforming” America whether we want it or not. Yesterday they voted. In November, we get to vote. We won’t forget what we saw yesterday. Congress passed a bill while Americans said “no,” and thousands of everyday citizens even surrounded the Capitol Building to beg them not to do it. Has there ever been a more obvious exhibition of a detached and imperious government? (Palin, 2010, ¶1)
In the weeks to come, we can expect them to try to change the subject, but we won’t forget. Don't let them move on to further “transformational” steps while forgetting what Congress just did against the will of the people. Though Obamacare will inflict billions in new taxes on individuals and employers, at least it creates some jobs: the IRS might have to hire as many as 16,000 new employees to enforce all the new taxes and penalties the bill calls for! And that doesn’t include all the other government jobs from the 159 new agencies, panels, commissions and departments this bill will create. As the private sector shrinks, we can count on government to keep growing along with the deficits needed to keep it all afloat. (Is this the kind of “change” Americans asked for?) (Palin, 2010, ¶2)
In the end, this unsustainable bill jeopardizes the very thing it was supposed to fix – our health care system. Somewhere along the way we forgot that health care reform is about doctors and patients, not the IRS and politicians. Instead of helping doctors with tort reform, this bill has made primary care physicians think about getting out of medicine. It was supposed to make health care more affordable, but our premiums will continue to go up. It was supposed to help more people get coverage, but there will still be 23 million uninsured people by 2019 (Palin, 2010, ¶3).
Though they’d like us to forget, we will remember the corrupt deals, the corrupt process, the lack of transparency, the deceptive gimmicks to game the CBO score, and the utter disregard for the will of the American people. Elections have consequences, and we won’t forget those who promised to hold firm against government funding of abortion, but caved at the last minute in exchange for a non-binding executive order promised by the most pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House (Palin, 2010, ¶4).
All along we’ve said that we want real health care reform, but this isn’t it. We mustn’t be discouraged now. We must look to November when our goal will be to rebuke big government’s power grab, reject this unwanted “transformation” of America, and repeal dangerous portions of Obamacare that will bury us under more Big Government control (Palin, 2010, ¶5).
This is just the beginning of our efforts to take back our country. Consider yesterday’s vote a clarion call and a spur to action. We will not let America sink into further debt without a fight. We will not abandon the American dream to government dependency, fewer freedoms and less opportunity. Change is made at the ballot box. If we work together, we can renew our optimistic pioneering spirit, revive our economy, and restore constitutional limits (Palin, 2010, ¶6).
Stand tall, America. November is coming (Palin, 2010, ¶7)!
- Sarah Palin
Call to Action:
Governor Palin's bugle has sounded our call to political arms. The pipes and drums are playing in the distance. The charge is on. This is our resolution formally declaring that a state of war exists between ObamaCare the people of the United States and making provisions to prosecute the same. We will use all legal and political resources available to us to repeal, neuter, and destroy this legislation. We will work to strike it down in the courts and hamstring it with endless litigation. Our states will exercise their rights under the Tenth Amendment to refuse to partake in ObamaCare. We will vote out of office anyone who voted for this atrocity, purging and cleaning Washington, DC. We will work tirelessly to subvert and destroy every aspect of Obama's evil socialist agenda. Once our purging and cleaning is completed in 2010 at the legislative level, we will focus on the executive branch.
In 1034 days, we will purge the White House - all of Washington DC - of the taint that resides within. Its new occupant will be someone who leads in order to serve, not to rule. The new occupant has been summoned to carry Ronald Reagan's torch. The new occupant will put us back on the path to limited government, low taxes, national security, energy independence, respect for our Constitution and rule of law. By her hand and by her beckon she will show us the way back home to the Shining City on a Hill.
Before we go home, we must fight this war.
Palin, S. L. H. (2010, March 22). "Out-of-touch Congress Sounds Our Clarion Call to Take a Stand." Facebook, Sarah Palin. Retrieved March 22, 2010 from: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=373540253434