Every Presidential candidate promises bipartisanship. Why? Because every Presidential candidate knows that the people that he needs to get to vote for him do not want business as usual.
And every President, when he gets in office, realizes that bipartisanship doesn’t work—that in order to get his big ideas through, he’ll have to work with his party alone and try to get the thing he wants through with the votes he has… or so he thinks.
Tyranny and the United States
The truth is that we are fed up with the status quo. We are tired of people with radical ideas believing that they have mandates because they squeeze by in an election and attribute and then getting us into more and more government. We’re tired of politicians that claim to have all the answers and then, even if they get their legislation passed, it just puts us under more tyranny.
We’re a divided nation—one with two very different sets of beliefs on a number of topics, but instead of trying to make it so we can live together in peace, each set of leaders inflicting or promoting their beliefs at the cost of the other universally.
Our Constitution was set up to limit government and to push as much rule to the closest government to us (local and state) rather than at the federal level. That way there could be groups of people that have a specific set of beliefs could be together, and we could still live in harmony. Now we force people to live under laws they consider immoral or illogical, and we continue to perpetuate and encourage animosity when we should be going after harmony.
Universal Health Care
No where is this more pronounced then what’s going on in the Federal Government with health care. President Obama believes that he has a mandate to provide Universal Health care at the federal level. Multiple states already have health care programs for everyone, but he believes we need another.
But President Obama believes in this so much, and wants it to work, that he’s willing to reach across the aisle and consider all sides of the issues before implementing a health care solution. He wants overwhelming majorities, and won’t make a move until everyone in the country both understands the problem, the solution and what he wants to do.
Well, that’s what we’d hope for, but instead what we’re getting is a series of procedural moves so that he can get the largest addition of spending added to our federal government through the Congress with the smallest number of votes possible. Does that sound bipartisan? Does that sound like something that’s in the best interest of the country?