Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Show Me State Overwhelmingly Rejects Obama's Mandate

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.

For more news on this story you can find it here, and here, and here.

Cross posted at Left Coast Rebel.


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  2. I think that America is finally waking up. I think this is just the beginning of something big! Watch out Washington..the citizens are not happy!
    Thank you, Missouri, you have once again shown us the way!

  3. Thanks so much for your visit.

    How refreshing it is to know how right I must be if I get Tom and you all fired up and emotional.

    Again thanks for the visit Sue. Always welcome, anytime.

  4. An American - I, like you, are hopeful and excited.

    America seems to be awakening and showing signs of the spirit that made tis a great nation.

    Missouri and Arizona are the piercing points. The majority will soon follow.

    Thanks for stopping in and your refressing and spot on comments.

  5. I can't even believe we are talking about this in our Great Country.
    If we don't take our country back in 2010 and beyond we will be very sorry even the morons who put this "unknown' terrorist loving,welfare pimp in office will be sorry.
    They don't even care about how the policies of Socialism have devastated economies because or their undying devotion to this divisive Race Baiter they conned the people into putting in office.
    I never saw such a bunch of blind followers in my lifetime since Jim Jones.

  6. The sleepy "undecideds" may awaken, and if so, that will be a blessing. The dyed-in-the-wool liberals will NEVER admit their foolishness. Therfore, we MUST make the best possible use of those normally sleepy souls during the next two elections. Providing some middle-fo-the-road candidate will NOT do the trick. We need an honest-to-goodness conservative candidate to run for president in 2012 and similar candidates this election, as well.

  7. It's always a good sign when people decide to start throwing off the shackles of slavery.


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