Yesterday I read that Speaker of the House John Boehner sent a memo out to rank and file Republicans urging them not to spike the ball if key provisions in Obamacare or if the entire bill is struck down by the High Court. “If the Court strikes down all or part of the president’s health care law,” Boehner said in a memo sent to Republican House members Thursday, “there will be no spiking of the ball.” Are you kidding me? How many remember the below clip of John Boehner’s closing argument against Obamacare on the House floor prior to the vote back in March 2010.
My how soon we forget. We’re talking about a bill that no one had time to read before it was voted on. This was a bill that was rammed through the House and Senate via backdoor deals and procedural chicanery. How many remember the below picture of Nancy Pelosi walking by those “dangerous” Tea Party protestors with her fellow Democrats grasping an oversized gavel and gloating on the day they voted to violate the constitution and impose Obamacare on us all while exempting themselves from it?
I say that if part or all of Obamacare is struck down by the SCOTUS not only should liberty loving Americans spike the ball, they should run out in their yards and do an end zone dance.
Whenever liberty is restored and the amount of government intrusion in our lives reduced this is cause for celebration. I very much doubt that Nancy Pelosi sent a memo to her fellow Democrats telling them not to spike the ball if the SCOTUS rules that Obamacare is constitutional. And you can bet the bank that if the SCOTUS does find Obamacare constitutional Ms. Pelosi and her fellow Democrats will be dancing in the streets, because the loss of liberty and more government intrusion in our lives is cause for celebration for most liberals.
This is another example of just how out of touch Speaker Boehner is with conservatism and with the principles most conservatives embrace. Liberty restored is a great thing Mr. Boehner. The constitution being enforced is a great thing. Yes I get it the economy is important, but more important is the restoration of liberty because without liberty you will never have a robust economy. For reasons I cannot explain Mr. Boehner misses this point. And because Mr. Boehner cannot wrap his brain around this very simple truth, you now have reason # 321 as to why he must go.
So my memo to all Republicans if Obamacare is struck down, SPIKE THE FOOTBALL! If you won’t, hand the ball to me; I’ll spike it.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!