Here is what is going on over at Small Dead Animals, one of Canada's foremost blog sites. SDA is a conservative sight that brings a lot of insight to things, and some interesting commentary, sometimes incendiary, sometimes hilarious, but often thoughtful and concerned, like this time. The posting is not about the issue of abortion that is so important to Catholics and all those who support life, but primarily about the constitutionality of the whole mess. Different perspective. Same result. Here is the blog note:
If you think for a minute that we here north of the 49th do not care about our friends and neighbours south of us, you would be mistaken. And we do so passionately, as you will read below. We also care about freedom, something that is disappearing at such an alarming rate in North America that it is beating the ice bergs to extinction, only in part because Global Warming has been discovered to be a hoax, but that is a totally different topic. Here are the comments that accompanied this blog posting by the time I put this here.
It's OnMark Steyn:
I try to be a sunny the-glass-is-one-sixteenth-full kinda guy, but it's hard to overestimate the magnitude of what the Democrats have accomplished....Mathew Vadum:
America suffered an atrocity of catastrophic proportions last night and it’s not clear if the nation will ever recover.David Horowitz:
The President was right about one thing. The vote on Obamacare tonight was a historic one. The Democratic Party has...revealed itself to be an anti-democratic Party and an anti-liberty party. It is a party that has demonstrated its contempt for the Constitutional framework, for the democratic process, and for the expressed will of the American people. Its brazen contempt for the compact that holds the diverse factions of this country together has initiated a political war at home that will extend not only into the next elections but into the next generations....The people of this nation are still sovereign, and their voice will be heard. Tonight’s vote was lost but it is not the end of the battle. It is the beginning.From the "Idaho Health Freedom Act", passed last week:
The power to require or regulate a person’s choice in the mode of securing health care services, or to impose a penalty related thereto, is not found in the Constitution of the United States of America, and is therefore a power reserved to the people pursuant to the Ninth Amendment, and to the several states pursuant to the Tenth Amendment. The state of Idaho hereby exercises its sovereign power to declare the public policy of the state of Idaho regarding the right of all persons residing in the state of Idaho in choosing the mode of securing health care services.It is hereby declared that the public policy of the state of Idaho, consistent with our constitutionally recognized and inalienable rights of liberty, is that every person within the state of Idaho is and shall be free to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services without penalty or threat of penalty.The thread is open for your comments, quotes, links, etc.