mr cao, bless his heart, is a devout catholic vietnamese from louisiana
the point---the catholic bishops at 2am last nite brokered the deal between pelosi and stupak which allowed the stupak amendment to get to the floor
just the day before, nancy slammed the door on liberal, robust PO proponent anthony wiener, new york, msnbc's favorite dem
no amendment for wiener
but stupak, anti abortionist...
quite clearly, if nancy had said no to stupak, her bill was dead
no other reason for her 2am surrender
so stupak got to the floor, the bishops bounced with joy when it passed (with 100% republican support)
there aren't any vietnamese catholics in reid's roundhouse
Keep in mind that they can pass this in the Senate without 60 votes. They like to call it the Nuclear option.
There is a profound sadness that comes from the knowledge that so many citizens haven't been able to see the danger of this and it's implications on the future. I continue to stress the study of the past as way to see into the future if we fail to recognize warning signs and avoid the same mistakes. The problem is so many are so busy celebrating Obama's election without any thought being given his plans and what they are clearly leading to.
As to what I said earlier about honoring ones oath it's about preserve, protect, and defend from all enemies both foreign and domestic. A vote for this Health plan is to fail to honor that portion about, preserve, protect, and defend because as I see it, it's a step toward the Constitution's continued dismantling begun by Obama.
The closer he gets to his goals the further we will get from our rights. I believe this because I do study history and it's warnings are not a puzzle to be solved they are easy to see if you just open your eyes.
Saturday was a sad day for American ideals, American values and America in general. God help us all if this atrocity ever passes the Senate.
Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.