Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The best man

I was reading local news..and a best man has robbed the DJ at a wedding in Houston. What did he take? An expensive crystal decanter of liquor. Imagine having that at your wedding... The groom says he doesn't really know the man, his cousin bowed out at the last minute and this is the guy he gets, sumdood he met at a basketball court for a game.

Invite someone you don't really know as your best man? I don't think so. This stinks to high heaven.

On another note, a woman in Kerrville called 911 because her husband wasn't eating dinner. She evidently is a serial caller of 911 according to the police, and has called before because she couldn't find her clothes. They went to the house because there was screaming and a hangup. She now faces charges of 911 abuse.

On a serious note, some senators and a couple of groups, the Fund for Personal Liberty, and the 10th Amendment Foundation, are saying they will challenge the constitutionality of the health care bill, if it passes and goes to Obama's desk.

I don't believe it's constitutional either. I read the Constitution online and it appears that nothing in there says that the government can mandate a purchase of something. Equating it to car insurance is what Obama is doing - however, you're not forced to buy auto insurance, or fined, and it's for liability against others. Plus each state has their own requirements, not a federal one.

10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

It appears that this health care business is state business. Not federal business. Although the federal government has overstepped its bounds many times, this is the by far the largest bite they're trying to take out of the state's rights.

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security"

The above quote is from the Declaration of Independence. When does the government become intolerable and it needs re-doing?

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