Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Iowa Congressman floats secession as solution to forced health care

ThinkProgress captured Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suggesting that if all else fails, he might have to [help] "start a country":

Yesterday as the House passed historic health care reform legislation, groups of Tea Party activists were still amassed on Capitol Hill protesting the bill. When word reached them that they had lost their battle, they began singing the national anthem and reciting the pledge of allegiance.

“The most important thing to remember,” said Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots, “is that the fight for freedom, it never ends!” Reps. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) and Steve King (R-IA) then went out and spoke to the protesters, with King floating the possibility of secession (even though he said they should “hope” it doesn’t come to that):

KING: I just came down here so I could say to you, God bless you. … You are the awesome American people. [...]

If I could start a country with a bunch of people, they’d be the folks who were standing with us the last few days. Let’s hope we don’t have to do that! Let’s beat that other side to a pulp! Let’s take them out. Let’s chase them down. There’s going to be a reckoning!

True, there will be a reckoning; but what still doesn't make sense to me is, why they are still pledging allegiance to the flag of the tyranny they are trying to overcome? Our Founding Fathers believed that allegiance must be earned -- and this federal government doesn't deserve it!

1 comment:

Old Rebel said...

The fact these activists recited the Pledge shows how confused and unorganized the fight for freedom is, and why the other side always seems to win. Our enemies know where the battle lines are, while we too often flail at shadows, uncertain as to the path to victory or the principles that should guide us.