Incroyable. Since I seem to be on a French kick here.
While speaking to reporters about President Obama’s decision to unilaterally extend the employer mandate, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., implied the founders would approve of the individual mandate, BixPac Review reported Sunday.
“[T]he law is very sound policy. To go to back to our founders once again, they sacrificed it all for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This bill, the Affordable Care Act, is about a healthier life, the liberty to pursue your happiness. That is solid policy, and the mandate is central to that,” she added.
This can only be one of two things: stupidity powerful enough to shatter atomic nuclei, or brazen chicanery noxious enough to peel paint. Either one could apply to Pelosi, but since the stupidity required to so misapprehend the Founders’ own clear statements on the matter of big government (hint: they were ag’in it) would render one incapable of feeding oneself, and since she is regrettably still alive and has not starved, we must assume the latter.
A post at the conservative Heritage Action, however, strongly disagreed.
“It is extremely unlikely that the Founders had anything remotely close to Obamacare in mind when they were drafting the Constitution and setting up the government,” Catherine Rosario wrote.
Actually, Obamacare is exactly the sort of thing they had in mind when drafting the Constitution. The kind of tyrannical overreach represented by a government powerful enough to force people to buy something many of them neither want nor particularly need is the very thing they were trying to prevent, and the permanent ensconcing of contemptible swine like Pelosi at the seat of power would disgust them to their very marrow. The current government of Formerly Free America is everything they warned us about, and far worse in both kind and degree than the tyranny they overthrew to establish the noble heritage we’re even now pissing over.
It’s simply astounding that even a vomitous wretch like Pelosi is insolent enough, in her attempt to ensnare a once-free people into the toils of socialism once and for all, to so pervert our founding principles and misrepresent the great men who established this country. That’s going a bit far, even for her. That she wasn’t immediately struck down by a thunderbolt from the heavens would seem to give weight to the claims of atheists that there is no God after all. If there is, He’s got to have one hell of a perverse sense of humor.