Thus goes the famous quote by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked to indicate the constitutionality of specific parts of the health care bill.
Now, as WorldNetDaily reports, the incoming GOP congressmen and congresswomen are pushing for legislation that will require an outline of constitutionality for proposed bills. This commitment will “require every bill to cite its specific constitutional authority”.
This is sickening. We are continually missing golden opportunities for beneficial change, because a few men and women can’t get their heads around the fact that the Constitution, written over 200 years ago, was not actually intended to remain a static document, to be followed to the letter. The Constitution was written to be flexible; the writers knew that they could not possibly guess what would happen in future years. The founding fathers (I’m using this for the sake of avoiding redundancy, although I find this to be an overused phrase, generally for fear-mongering and the very static interpretations I disagree with) didn’t even expect the Constitution to last for very long. We are not living in the late 1700s any longer; this is 2010, and we need legislation that is not specifically called for.
The United States of America has the some of the worst health care coverage on the world, yet attempts for reform are continually shot down in the House. The offending members of Congress cite unconstitutionality, socialism; all utter nonsense. Granted, the proposed health care bill would be more socialistic, but to say that it is socialism is unfounded idiocy. Political systems are not pure democracy, pure socialism; they are in a continuum. To say that passing a health care bill that would benefit millions of Americans unable to afford health care, a health care bill that would benefit millions of Americans with preexisting conditions, would bring our government into socialism is selfish, arrogant, and downright stupid.
Progressives, by nature, stretch the Constitution in the way that it was intended to be stretched, because they realize that we cannot function solely on what is outlined in a document over 200 years old. This proposal for a bill that requires the outlining of constitutionality is not a simple means to protect American freedom, it is a political attack aimed at completely removing the power of any other political party. The definition of “conservative” should be noted here: “a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas”, from WorldNet, a Princeton University lexical database. The House of Representatives will soon be dominated by these, and they will do everything in their power to force their views into every inch of our government, barring any forward motion by any forward-thinking individual. They, if anything, are attacking our freedoms, because this bill is a flat-out denial of anything except that which follows their own political agendas. #