Remember the Trojan Horse? This deceptive “gift” was used to gain entry into Troy. Once the wooden horse got through the protective gates, Greek soldiers waited inside for nightfall, exited the horse, opened the city gates, let in the Greek army, and staged an attack.
The silence was deafening. Not one question was asked about Obamacare during the second GOP presidential debate. POLITICO reporter Paul Demko, echoing my sentiments, tweeted the moderator, “Jake! Jake? JAKE: What about Obamacare?”
The GOP budget reconciliation bill to repeal Obamacare is back in play – sort of. The GOP appears ready to use reconciliation, which only needs a simple majority vote for passage, to repeal a limited list of Obamacare provisions. However, Morning Consult reports, “the move will be symbolic, since any such legislation heads right to the White House for a veto.”
Most laws are not enacted by Congress. Ninety percent (90%) of all federal laws are written by regulators, writes Jonathan Emord, a DC–based constitutional attorney, in his book, The Rise of Tyranny. They become law without a vote.
I just read “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat. Given the first GOP presidential debate on August 6 and the unconstitutionality of Obamacare, this little book from 1850 was perfect.
You’ll be a patient some day soon. Your life will depend on having trusted, skilled advocates in your corner. Patients are often scared, frequently dependent on others for life, and in great need of a sense of safety and care. This intimate vulnerability is the basis for the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics and patient confidentiality.
Salon shouts, “America is ready for socialism!” Comparing presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (socialist) and Donald Trump (Republican), Salon writer Paul Rosenberg says, “Trump channels the right’s angry Fox News id. But Sanders speaks to America’s soul — and our values.”
It’s a little strange, don’t you think? The Magna Carta, signed 800 years ago, established freedom for the British. But then, more than 500 years later, American colonists had to fight a War of Independence against the British. And what did they use to fight against English tyranny? The Magna Carta.