Perhaps you have read Jack London's Call of the Wild and White Fang. Only recently did I read his 1908 publication, The Iron Heel. I found it amazingly contemporary. Jack London, a passionate Socialist, wrote about a developing fascist society.
In his fictional account he describes how the U. S. Government, as he saw it, in his day, was dominated by an Oligarchy which he labeled, The Iron Heel. His analogy of a few powerful people, an Oligarchy, seems to fit the present Obama Administration whose iron heel is poised to aggressively crush any sign of opposition.
When it comes to legislation, there's a general rule of thumb that the number of details someone doesn't want you to see is directly related to how quickly they try to pass it. The so-called health care "reform" bill is a text-book example.
The reason Obama and liberal Democrats are pushing so fast and furious is because the details, (where the Devil usually hides), are beginning to get out. And as the details start to sink in, they're cutting through all of the "yes we can" rhetoric and leading more Americans to say "no you don't".
So what's getting them worked up? Let's take a look at some of the details of this "reform".
President Obama and the Democrats in the U.S. Congress have proposed a national health care program which they claim is the very best solution for all Americans. These deceptive and disingenuous legislators have spent enormous amounts of time and money extolling the virtues of their national plan.
Dr. John Fleming, Congressman from the Fourth District in Louisiana, has challenged their good faith. He has introduced HR 615, which mandates that all congressmen who vote for their national health plan are required to use it themselves. While 43 Republicans have joined Dr. Fleming in support of the bill, not a single Democrat is willing to sign up for what they claim is the panacea for all Americans.
The Democrats and their allies in the mainstream news media like to hang around the necks of the Republicans the label, the "Party of No" because the Republicans have almost overwhelmingly opposed the huge government programs being introduced and sometimes passed by the Democrats in Congress.
Pro-family Americans are really going to miss Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback when he leaves the United States Senate next year after serving for two terms. He has been a champion for the unborn and a champion for all family values. Senator Brownback will be campaigning to become the next governor of Kansas.
His dedicated service to the pro-family movement is exemplified by another piece of major legislation which he is co-authoring with Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu. On July 9th, Senators Brownback and Landrieu introduced the "Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act," S-1435. The fact that research in America has sunk to the level where such legislation has to even be introduced in the United States Congress is an indication as to the cultural decay in America.
The growing public skepticism toward President Obama's federal takeover of American health care is a welcome reminder of the wisdom and responsibility of the American people. In a certain sense, the collapsing support for the Democrats' scheme was inevitable. After all, the initial "support" was always based on the president's gauzy aspirations rather than on the ghastly details of 800-page legislation written by a Star Wars cantina of corporate lobbyists and liberal committee chairmen.
Last week in "The Washington Times," it was reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is castigating the White House for delaying an appointment of an administrator to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID.) She said the White House vetting process is not working and that "The clearance and vetting process is a nightmare, and it takes far longer than any of us would want to see. It is frustrating beyond words." Mrs. Clinton added, "I mean, it is ridiculous. Some very good people just didn't want to be vetted." And on July 16th, she said the White House process has become "cumbersom and lengthy."
With a newly minted sixty-vote Democrat majority in the US Senate, the approval of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is all but assured. But what isn't assured is that it won't cost the Democrats something before all the dust settles. And that's up to the Republicans.
Do they have what it takes to make her positions on hot-button issues so toxic that the Democrats from "purple" or "red" states who support her will find themselves in political hot water back home? Her record represents just such an opportunity.
Before becoming a judge, Sotomayor was a leader of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), even serving as the Chairman of its Litigation Committee. And there we get a glimpse of some of the issues she was willing to lend her support to.
During President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, he campaigned under the premise that abortion would be safe, legal and rare or words to that effect. Unfortunately, the Democrats' proposed health care legislation will only increase abortions in America which are already being performed at the stunning rate of 1.2 million abortions each year. Indeed, according to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.37 million abortions in America in 1996.
In the Democrats' proposed health care legislation, abortion on demand would be mandated by the federal government in medical insurance policies. There would be massive federal subsidies for abortions in America, even though a majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars to pay for abortions. New abortion clinics would be mandated in the Democrats' bill. Health care workers would be forced to participate in abortions or lose their jobs.
Numerous reports in the past week or so documented a split between Secretary State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama with regards to how the administration should react to the Iranian street protestors following the apparent stolen presidential election in Iran.
Secretary Clinton advocated a tougher approach and it took a long time before Obama adopted Clinton's position, although he refused to give her a heads-up when he finally adopted her position. She believed after the killing of the young woman, Neda Agha-Soltan -- seen on a video which went around the world -- that it was time for the president to get tougher against Iran.