C. S. Lewis Had It Right
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
It's time for a change indeed.
The health care debacle has exposed several things. First, the myth of the pro-life and/or conservative Democrat. There simply isn't any such animal. When push comes to shove, they will fold and vote in lockstep with the dominant liberal leadership of the party. If they truly have any principles, they are not committed enough to them for it to mean anything.
Second, the folly of teaching the Republicans a lesson by staying home and kicking them out of office. I was disgusted by many of the things done by the GOP during their brief reign of power. They spent money like, well, like conservative Democrats (back when there were some). But all we got for turning them out was this monstrous government expansion.
Third, the hope of the nation is the massive outpouring of anger directed at this travesty of bribery and a shame. There is still time to undo this, although it will not be easy. Every liberty-loving American, both those of us who are political junkies as well as those who prefer to stay out of the arena, must act now. We must strengthen the spine of those who oppose tyranny and evict from office those who would impose it on us. We have one last chance, and we'd better use it or else.
Finally, a quick word for Bart Stupak--Judas got thirty pieces of silver for his betrayal. All you got for saddling us with paying for the abortions you claim to oppose was money for three airports in your district. There is blood on your hands...and all the washing in the world will not remove it. It didn't end well for Judas and it won't end well for you.