Constitutional questions aside, shouldn’t the following facts prove that Obamacare is such bad law that it needs to be done away with? 1) Many of the legislators who voted for it admitted they didn’t read it. 2) After it was passed, more than half the states in the country sued the federal government to prevent its implementation. 3) Obama & Co. exempted many of their supporters and favored organizations from the law while forcing everybody else to comply with it. And, 4) A sizeable majority of the American people was opposed to it at the time it passed, and remains opposed to it today.
As you probably know, Spike Lee tweeted an address that he thought was George Zimmerman’s but it turned out not to be. The error put the elderly couple who live there in danger, and he waited several days before apologizing. The MSM reported and criticized the error, as well they should, but it is very troubling -- and very telling -- that they have not criticized Lee’s original intent.
The only reason to tweet Zimmerman’s address was to incite “mob justice” against him. Lee knows very well that that could include Zimmerman being killed before officials even have a chance to determine whether there is enough evidence to charge him with a crime. At best the tweet was tantamount to threatened bodily harm, and at worst it was tantamount to threatened murder. Spike Lee should be in jail and shunned by polite society -- but the authorities will never consider rocking his boat and the liberal-media complex will never consider presenting him as the hateful bigot he is.
The Open Mike
Although the MSM’s refusal to accurately portray Lee’s bigotry is frustrating, its refusal to even raise its eyebrows over Barack Obama’s comment to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (when he did not know he was being recorded) is scandalous. The comment supports the long-held conservative belief that Obama’s policies will be unfathomably extreme in a second term since he will not have to worry about facing the voters again; and speaks to his lack of seriousness and competence when it comes to defending us and our allies. Fortunately there are a few scribes who have not abdicated their duty, as you can tell by reading this.
This week I read that the United States is home to five percent of the world’s people and fifty percent of the world’s lawyers. I do not know if that’s true, but if it is, it speaks poorly about present day America from a number of perspectives. Reading that statistic made me immediately think of Dickens’s old quip that “the law is an ass, an idiot.”
While this post certainly has not seemed upbeat, we should keep our chins up anyway. November will be here sooner than most of us realize, and it will give us a chance to start reasserting everything that has made America the world’s beacon for liberty and justice over the last 235 years.