Sen DeMint Calls For Street Demonstrations to Save America
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) was interviewed this week by the Augusta Chronicle.
Senator DeMint says the Obama Spendulus Bill was not only the most expensive but perhaps the most irresponsible piece of legislation ever passed by Congress.
He is calling for street demonstrations.
Via Free Republic:
The stately senator from South Carolina sees America’s unique centuries-old system of freedom dying out.
And he thinks we may have to take to the streets to save it.
“I would think it’s time to start thinking about peaceful demonstrations,” he told us last week.
“The power of the people is there. Freedom is in the people’s hands right now, and it’s about to slip through.”
Of course, the recent “stimulus” debate is what’s fresh on DeMint’s mind. Despite DeMint’s putting 15 aides on it overnight, no one in Washington was able to read the bill, which was the most expensive in American history — as well as being perhaps the most irresponsible.
The worst since the adoption of the income tax, DeMint figures.
It’s not just the amount of money involved, some $780 billion — although that, alone, is corrosive enough to American freedom. “I’ve seen it happen inside government agencies: ‘What can we do to get it spent?’ It’s the only way (the agencies can get money),” DeMint says. “I see that happen in Afghanistan and Iraq, where our aid programs are basically based on people being able to spend the money within a certain period of time so we can say we did something. And it just leads to a bunch of waste.”
Perhaps even worse than the money is the strings that come with it. It’s the growth of the federal government’s reach and influence too. The “stimulus” bill has increased the federal role in, among other things, education — and gets the government’s nose fully in the tent of private medical decisions.
The slab has been poured underneath what some want to become nationalized health care.
“Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system,” writes Betsy McCaughey, adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. “Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.
“But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and ‘guide’ your doctor’s decisions.”
In short, rationing.