By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA
As the nation watches, the Obama administration has steadily, methodically, and with purposeful intent, continued to increase the size of our already Leviathan governemnt.
From the gargantuan stimulus and bailout packages to the cash for clunkers and ObamaCare, this administration has increased our national debt and given us the largest annual budget deficit ever. And still we are near ten percent unemployment with growing signs indicating another economic slowdown.
Of course the refrain from the progressive collectivist left is the stimulus should have been bigger. That government should be the agent for social change (engineering), and the entity charged with taking care of the lives of the citizens under it's control and power. As logic tells us the more government does for us the greater becomes their control and power over us. As a great beacon for liberty and limited government so accurately stated:
It is beginning to appear as though more and more Americans are beginning to realize the danger that exists in the waters Obama and his predecessor have us taken into. Yesterday the State of Missouri rejected by a 3 to 1 margin the federal mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance.
Missouri citizens overwhelmingly rejected the Obama notion that the federal Leviathan has a place in an individual's health care decisions. Missouri is the first of four states that have sought to opt out of the Obama mandate to purchase health insurance. Arizona, Florida,and Oklahoma will all be holding votes during the upcoming mid term elections.
The momentum against increased intrusion into our lives by our Leviathan governemnt is steadily growing. The efforts by Tea Party activists, and Libertarian minded individuals and organizations have helped propel common sense resistance to the Obamanation. We are now seeing bright spots on the horizon again.
Some excerpts from the Saint Louis Dispatch:
"The citizens of the Show-Me State don't want Washington involved in their health care decisions," said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot.
"I've never seen anything like it," Cunningham said at a campaign gathering at a private home in Town and Country. "Citizens wanted their voices to be heard."
"It's the vote heard 'round the world," said Dwight Janson, 53, from Glendale, clad in an American flag-patterned shirt. Janson said he went to one of the first Tea Party gatherings last year and hopped on the Proposition C bandwagon because he wanted to make a difference.
"It's a big number," state Sen. Jim Lembke, R-Lemay, said of the vote. "I expected a victory, but not of this magnitude. This is going to propel the issue and several other issues about the proper role of the federal government."
"It's like a domino, and Missouri is the first one to fall," Cunningham said. "Missouri's vote will greatly influence the debate in the other states."
Indeed momentum is building against the misguided fiscal policies of GWB and BHO. Missouri's overwhelming rejection of the Obama, Pelosi, Reid mandate will influence and inspire debate in other states. Ass to the mix the nations support for Arizona's immigration law and the crack in the Obamanation is clearly widening.
Cross posted at Left Coast Rebel.