Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 6, 2013, 12:36 p.m. EST by ZenDogTroll
from South Burlington, VT
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
I've seen some argue that the Civil War was unnecessary, that the issue of slavery could have been resolved in some other way. I do not believe that to be true - for an entire social and economic structure had grown up around slavery, and concerted efforts were at that time underway to export slavery to new territories, thus demonstrating the depth of commitment to an injustice codified in law of epic proportions - it could not be relinquished without wholesale slaughter on an epic scale.
The ship of state today has been threatened with mutiny, and an argument has been put forth that this current mutiny has its roots in slavery.
I say that, as with slavery, it will not be retaken except by force.
Three decades ago a small handful of men set about stacking the Supreme Court with appointees sympathetic to the interests of money. Today we have a supreme court ruling called Citizens United, which permits the subjugation of Congressional leaders to the interests of money and does so at some considerable expense - what others would call hardship and suffering - to the people these elected officials are sworn to serve.
We see this clearly with the current shutdown of the federal government. A small minority stands in the house and insists this could all be over if only they get their way. A much larger segment within the house remains cowed, afraid to sign anything against the will of the House leadership.
All of this in the name of fiscal conservatism in yet one more attempt to delay the Affordable Care Act, or so it is said. And this at a cost estimated at upwards of $300 million each day. This on top of the $54 million already spent attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
I say this is no longer about health insurance, if it ever was. This is about hubr