Kevin O'Brien suggests it may be:
If all goes as scheduled -- and barring an exquisitely timed meteor strike on Washington, D.C., it will -- on a holiday formerly dedicated exclusively to the president who saved the union in hopes of "a new birth of freedom," the president we have today will sign freedom's death warrant.
Two quotes from Benjamin Franklin leap to mind: "You have a republic, madam, if you can keep it"; and, "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
We have kept the republic poorly. And in a stampede toward a false promise of economic security, we have given up our essential liberty.
I am not ready to give up on her yet. Even though America is taking a big hit with this sorry ass pork fest of a bill.
Add this story in and it seems to be coming a little closer to the point of no return:
The measure calls for all handgun owners to submit to the federal government an application that shall include, among many other things: a photo; an address; a thumbprint; a completed, written firearm safety test; private mental health records; and a fee. And those are only some of the requirements to be licensed!
The bill would further require the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun sale, transfer, and owner's address in America. Moreover, the bill would make it illegal to own or possess a "qualifying firearm" -- defined as "any handgun; or any semiautomatic firearm that can accept any detachable ammunition feeding device…" [emphasis added] without one of the proposed licenses.
Read the rest at the link. There's more to the bill.
America is suffering from a terrible form of cancer, it is called SOCIALISM and it must be stopped.
The pork fest anti-stimulus bill has passed in the house (roll call here), and will surely be passed in the Senate. They are voting around 5:00 today. It will be signed into law by Obama. We will suffer from it as well as other bailout bills in the weeks to come.
It is going to be a long hard 4 or 8 years. I pray this country will survive the onslaught from the left. I have my doubts.