ObamaCare: ‘May Your Chains Rest Lightly Upon You’ – Samuel Adams

ObamaCare: ‘May Your Chains Rest Lightly Upon You’ – Samuel Adams

 The rest of that quote from our Founding Father, Samuel Adams, reads: 

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom,go home from us in peace.  We ask not your counsels or your arms.  Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

The pundits are all telling us that Ted Cruz’s quasi-filibusterer has had no impact, it doesn’t mean anything and that it’s mere grandstanding.  Hogwash!  Even the most cynical among us must admit that he has born the heat of the battle with little, if any, upside. Grandstanding indeed.  His colleagues and the President have been abusive and he is taking blow after blow from the media and yet he is there fighting for a principle.  It makes me want to stand up and cheer.   

Ted Cruz is a statesman – an honest man in Washington D.C.  He cares less for politics, less for his reputation, and less for his position in the “good ole boys club” than he does for his country.  He is a patriot.  At this moment in the midst of the storm, he still clings tightly to the torch of freedom, one of the last remaining lights in the city on the hill.  He is a hero.  I cannot say I expect, but still I hope against hope, that this will act as a spark to reignite the fires of freedom in America.   

I know it will little effect DC’s royalty, those jaded, elitist brutes who rule our lives with countless and unbearable laws like ObamaCare, which no doubt will be held over our collective heads as the carrot on the end of a stick.  While none are willing to speak of it, what will happen − and happen quickly as soon as ObamaCare is the last medical and insurance system standing − the rich and powerful will diabolically use medical care to control every aspect of our behavior from travel to eating; from our sleeping to our leisure time activities, and from jobs to access to any and all government services … and … heaven help those who still smoke.  

They will certainly use health care to further enact more gun control legislation and confiscation … and all of this, of course, for our own good and the health of the nation.  By the way, do you remember watching the old WWII movies when the Nazis asked people for their papers?  Does anyone know what papers they were asking for?  They were being asked to be shown a person’s medical papers, which were an important part of HitlerCare.   

To be clear, ObamaCare will destroy our health care system and collapse our economy. They will precariously dangle medical care over our head like the Sword of Damocles, withholding it from those who step out of line or dare challenge the system.  And while some are calling Senator Cruz’s effort hubris, I see them in every way noble.  And while his ignoble colleagues derisively label him Don Quixote tilting at windmills … I would remind them that there are times when windmills need to be tilted; there are battles that must be fought for the greater good … and, as we say in Texas … “Remember the Alamo!

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