March 24, 2010

DemCong: Obamacare a Law Written " Control The People"

Via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, we find John Dingell of Michigan having a Freudian slip and admitting that the purpose of Obamacare is to control the American people:

Let me remind you this has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.

And therein lies the defining philosophical difference between statists and free men.

Democrats—I no longer see the utility of separating them rhetorically from the radical progressives that drive them—are convinced of their own intellectual and moral superiority. They are certain that society at large is too ignorant to survive and thrive on it's own, and must be overseen and controlled... "for their own good." Their default worldview is that people are children barely more competent than dumb animals, and they need to be controlled. They, of course, set themselves above the crowd, and imagine themselves benevolent protectors.

Conservatives and Libertarians—I care little for the lesser statist views of many modern Republicans—have a set of beliefs that is diametrically opposed to that of Democrats. We acknowledge that man will make mistakes and sometimes work against his own best interests, but we believe that the freedom to make decisions—including mistakes—is essential to the future of humanity. Without freedom, without liberty, imagination and innovation die. We believe that the pioneering, exploring spirit of man is to be celebrated and rewarded, that failures are to be seen as learning experiences and not traumas to be avoided.

Statism crushes the souls of men, emasculating them. It reduces and enslaves them, and punishes those who dare to dream and aspire to be more than average.

Liberalism requires mediocrity. It rewards complacency. In a world exploding with life, possibilities, and color, it desires to be beige.

We deserve better. And we shall never submit to being controlled.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 24, 2010 09:35 AM

yes all you child citizens need controlling.

so says the benevolent left statist socialists.

shut up and drink the kool aid all ready! and quite fighting it.

Posted by: rumcrook¾ at March 24, 2010 11:47 AM

Wow. Sometimes the truth just will not be hidden! Great work to all you morons who discovered and shared this freudian slip (HA!).

Posted by: TimothyJ at March 24, 2010 12:03 PM

Umm- you're giant conspiracy about the true reason we passed health care is based on a slip of the tongue? Boy I'm sure Obama will have him killed now that he can't be trusted and let the cat out of the bag.

Posted by: Growuprepubs at March 24, 2010 12:12 PM

lol, oh man, good job 'growuprepubs', your grasp of non sequitur is clearly better than your reading comprehension!

Posted by: ECM at March 24, 2010 12:49 PM

We need to quit talking about eveything and get some action going. I am for a national slow down. At the least, get everyone to start driving the interstate a 35 per hour. This seems to deliver the message in Europe. Of course, a strike in which people stop traffic into Washingto would be better. The time for rheortic is past, need action.

Posted by: David at March 24, 2010 12:52 PM

By the time elections roll around in November, a majority of Americans will support this new legislation. Republicans will have shot themselves in the foot for having been, once again, the party of NO.

I'll be watching the news for the "slow downs".

Posted by: Dude at March 24, 2010 01:31 PM

I just sit a smile at you because I know what is coming your way and you don't. I have been in public medicine and know th horrors. I think that when you discover them it will be very funny in a tragic sort of way.

Posted by: David at March 24, 2010 02:25 PM

Some politicians seeem to believe that with elective office come divine wisdom. John Conyers invented a new clause to the Constitution and procliamed himself an expert on the Constitution because he was Chairman of the House Judiciary Commetee. Earht to Conyers, you gotthe position due the Senority System and not a higher that room temperature IQ.

Posted by: DavidL at March 24, 2010 08:26 PM

Congressional livers and onions. Its what's for supper!

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at March 25, 2010 10:05 AM

Unfortuantely for the left I am one of those who fall through the cracks in this law and happily so. No one will be foisting any thing upon my pocket book I do not want to pay for.

Posted by: Ron at March 25, 2010 10:41 AM