Thursday, March 13, 2014

Failing the United States: Liberalism's Healthcare and Quotes from Abraham Lincoln

Nancy Pelosi was really excited to pass Obamacare.

I still remember Nancy Pelosi's infamous dictum concerning Obamacare:


As we consider the huge and unwieldy beast of the government takeover of health care, I am reminded of several quotes from Abraham Lincoln. Ponder these in connection with Congress' despised inconsideration of the American people:
At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. -- January 27, 1838

When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty - to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy. -- August 24, 1855 
Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense. -- February 22, 1842 
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it. -- April 6, 1859 
Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others. -- January 27, 1838  
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. -- February 27, 1860