I went back and forth in my head about whether or not I even wanted to post this, as I really don't like getting into politics here. But this was just too much in my face to ignore. I did have a whole tirade thought out, but I'm not going to do it. ;) Let's just say that yesterday, the federal government threw the Constitution out the window and spit into the face of every single American.
Whether you wanted the health care bill to pass or not, when you look at it, the way it happened was just plain wrong. Regardless of the fact that this country is *supposed* to be a Republic, even democracy was thrown out the window. They are both done with, this was an act of DICTATORSHIP. In regards to a Republic, Constitutional law was broken, and in regards to a democracy, the majority did NOT rule in this. This was a group of government officials (who are supposed to work for US, by the way, you know, of the PEOPLE, for the PEOPLE, and by the PEOPLE) saying "No, no, I know you don't want it, but that's just plain crazy. You people don't know what's best for you, so we're going to force you to take this anyway." No, sir, that ain't my America.
And now, regardless of all the politicians that will get FIRED in this year's elections, we're stuck with this. It doesn't matter if every single American that was originally for this bill stands up and says, "You know what, this isn't working out so well, let's take it back." (And mark my words, there will be many that will, the first time they or someone they love gets struck with a serious ailment and will have to wait for months or even years for proper treatment...or when a society that has gotten so used to demanding what they want NOW suddenly finds themselves not getting it.) Nope, history has shown in other countries that have adopted socialized health care, once you've created the beast, there's no way to get rid of it. It's a done deal. And THAT is a very sad day, indeed, in U.S. history.
All we can do now is lean on God, who is so good, and who has already won the most important battle for us. I will leave you with some comforting words from God Himself. HE is our refuge and strength. We can trust in Him and His ultimate plan.
1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.