Restore the Republic

Posted by Raquel on Feb 23rd, 2011 and filed under Archive. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

President Obama has sure held to his word, when he said he will try and “transform” America.  His attempts at controlling health care and environment protection are two proof pudding examples that this administration promotes a socialist-style government, rather than a Republic for which it stands.

The Constitution says that we are a Republic, with representatives chosen by the People.  The document is designed to protect the People from foes, both foreign and domestic, and in particular from a meddling central government.   It is not a carte blanche tool to be broken, but an instrument superior to elected officials, judge’s opinions, religious declarations, and indeed, the executive branch.

ObamaCare is an assault on free market and individual choice

If fully enacted, it will dissolve most private insurance companies, because it restricts them from calculating risk and making a profit.  It takes “insurance” out of insurance company.  In the current market, we have a system whereby well people pay for sick people’s care.   Since individuals with “pre-existing” conditions (a fancy word for being sick) do not need to purchase an insurance policy in advance any longer, insurance companies will naturally fail for lack of resources.

The only ones to survive – survive with exorbitant premiums which would be available to the ultra-rich and famous alone.  The rest of us, having nowhere else to go, are forced into federally subsided “insurance” let us realistically call national Medicaid.

In addition, a federal judge in Florida recently ruled that mandating Americans to buy health insurance is unconstitutional:

“In his decision in the case of Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson stated that the “individual mandate” which would force consumers to purchase some form of health insurance was in violation of the Commerce Clause and cited numerous examples where such government expansion of powers was deemed to be out of order.” (

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an inconvenient job killer

Since some unelected officials in Washington DC decide that drinking water m-a-y cause autism, the President recently issued an executive order that says the EPA can regulate water supply.  Incidentally there is no evidence to show a correlation between autism and drinking water.

“According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, autism is a disease that causes abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain and that “the exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown.” (

In one fell swoop, the federal government informs private industry and local governments to get ready because the EPA will soon tell them what water they can drink.  Again, we have an executive branch regulating private industry which has resulted in more government control and in this instance, job loss.

“There have been an onslaught of job-crushing regulations emerging from the Environmental Protection Agency over the last two years,” Barrasso said in his opening remarks at the hearing. “Unemployment in this country is 9.4 percent. Regulations coming out of the EPA are devastating to the American economy.”(ibid.)

Don’t let it happen

Government intrusion Obama-style collects hard earned money from individuals, via taxes, fees and regulations, concentrates those resources into the federal government then redistributes it in a manner that they see fit.  Sooner or later, earning money is not profitable anymore, and with no incentive to earn or work for a living, jobs are not created.  In time, the people become bored, broke and looking for a government hand out.  This is precisely what Obama envisions for America.  Restore the Republic, say no to Obama 2012.

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.”  –Thomas Jefferson

2 Responses for “Restore the Republic”

  1. Raquel, when you were a little girl growing up in Queens NY and playing all those ”Street Games” the ”Thread” you had on Face Book harkened to, did you ever think for one moment, that the fate of our Nation would be resting in the resolve of yourself and all those that in ”fearless innocence” wiled away those Summer days? Your commentary is poignant, factual, articulate and portending.

    By Joseph S. Lento on Feb 23, 2011

  2. No Joseph it was the last thing from my mind. I was too busy having fun! Thanks so much for your comment :-)

    By Raquel Okyay on Feb 23, 2011

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