If you were watching with baited breath while the 60 senators sold America into slavery this week as I was, you are probably very disturbed. Most political pundits either think the ruling party will pay a heavy price at the ballot box, or that we as a nation will largely forget what happened in the middle of the Christmas season by then. I am here to tell you that it really doesn’t matter which of these two possibilities happen.
Lets say that the republicans get in and that they have the political courage to try to undo the travesties of the last year (an unlikely show of courage indeed). The President will simply veto any such attempt, and the numbers of republicans elected next year will be wholly to few to override this (or even to eliminate the death panels, which will require a 2/3 vote by itself). As I have often repeated, redress for the Federal Government’s abuses is not available from Washington D.C.
We who believe in the Constitution have lost this battle. As long as we continue to look to the Federal Government our liberties will continue to erode. Once someone goes to Washington D.C. they cease to be part of the populace, and if they ever do loose that job, they simply take their rolodex and get another cushy job at a lobbying firm where the contacts they made while in office are more valuable than gold. As long as the Federal Government has as much power centered in Washington D.C. this will continue.