Imam Barack Obama took to his radio mosque of the air this weekend to unload yet another fatwah against the enemies of Obamanism, this time on the topic of health insurance. Here's the introductory paragraph on the White House web site:
"WEEKLY ADDRESS: Working to Implement the Affordable Care ActWASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama said we are on the way to fully implementing the Affordable Care Act and helping millions of Americans. Unfortunately, a group of Republicans in Congress are working to confuse people and are even suggesting they will shut down the government if they cannot shut down the health care law."Of course, to be a fatwah, there must be a demon. Imam Obama takes care to paint the demon a deep conservative red:
"Right now, we’re well on our way to fully implementing the Affordable Care Act. And in the next few months, we’ll reach a couple milestones with real meaning for millions of Americans.Can you see the demon as cast in the Imam's fatwah:
Many Members of Congress, in both parties, are working hard to inform their constituents about these benefits, protections, and affordable plans. But there’s also a group of Republicans in Congress working hard to confuse people, and making empty promises that they’ll either shut down the health care law, or, if they don’t get their way, they’ll shut down the government.Think about that. They’re actually having a debate between hurting Americans who will no longer be denied affordable care just because they’ve been sick – and harming the economy and millions of Americans in the process. And many Republicans are more concerned with how badly this debate will hurt them politically than they are with how badly it’ll hurt the country.A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to me. But they’d just be sticking it to you. Some even say that if you call their office with questions about the law, they’ll refuse to help. Call me old-fashioned – but that’s lousy constituent service. And it’s not what you deserve.Your health insurance isn’t something to play politics with. Our economy isn’t something to play politics with. This isn’t a game. This is about the economic security of millions of families."
-- Selfish it is ... "If they don't get their way, they'll shut down the government."
-- Maniacal too, planning to cause harm to America ... "having a debate between hurting Americans who will no longer be denied affordable ... and harming the economy and millions of Americans in the process."
-- Patricidal as well, actively planning, it appears, to attack America's beloved Imam of Obamanism: "A lot of Republicans seem to believe that ... they'll somehow be sticking it to me."
-- Cold-hearted, deliberately ignoring requests for help from those that elected them, "Some even say that if you call their office with questions about the law, they'll refuse to help."
The only thing missing from the Imam's fatwah is the specific iteration of what punishment the
faithful must inflict on these enemies of America. Does the Imam only want these heretics removed from office? Does he want them prosecuted or persecuted (as the persecution inflicted by his Muslim Brotherhood friends in Egypt on the minority Christian Copts there)? Does he want the Chamber in which these heretics hold sway and are the majority to suffer the fate of the Reichstag?
Of course, a proper fatwah must proceed from an essential truth of the faith.
What is the essential truth of the faith on which Imam Obama rests this fatwah?
The Imam stated that all these attacks by the deep red demon are assaults on the right of the people to health INSURANCE. (Note, this right is to health insurance, not to health care, nor to good health.) In his own words, "[I]n the United States of America, health insurance isn’t a privilege – it is your right. And we’re going to keep it that way."
There you have it, health insurance is a RIGHT.
Mind you, this right to health INSURANCE appears nowhere in the United States Constitution, nor in the Constitutions of the States. Even after twenty-five years practicing federal civil rights and constitutional law, I am unable to adumbrate an expressed right to health INSURANCE, to health CARE, or even to GOOD HEALTH in our federal Constitution.
Of course, I stand in contradistinction to Imam Obama, he that is oft-described as having been a Professor of Constitutional Law. But for the twelve years in which he served as Law Lecturer and Senior Law Lecturer, his principal course was "Racism and the Law." No, he did not teach, "Fundamental Constitutional Rights." No, he did not teach, "Constitutional Law: Structure and Substance." He taught, "Racism and the Law."
There is a category of human being that will never forget the day that the words were spoken by the President, "health insurance is a right." And they will resent, forevermore, the actions of those that would diminish or eliminate that "right." Declaring war on the "right" ... restoring the common sense understanding that health insurance is a private contract among parties (which right to engage in such private contracts, as it happens, is a LIBERTY INTEREST) ... this must be done.
But if that fight is successful, when it is successful, those who have bought the moronic, anti-constitutional, socialist lie of the Soros sock puppet will still believe their RIGHT has been violated. And that means that there will continue to be a struggle to maintain the truth that health, health care, and health insurance are privileges and liberties, precious, easily lost, hard maintained. No, that message is not sexy, and it is not a promise of eased burdens or lessened responsibility as are government guaranteed and provided benefits.
Often the truth and reality are harsher than the lie and the fantasy.