John Dingell on Monday, prior to the health care vote:
We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.That would include, I suppose, the hiring of the additional 16,000 IRS agents necessary to properly cower the American public into health care submission.
What brazenness has inflicted the hearts and minds of progressive control freaks to make them believe that they can force all Americans to succumb to this steaming pile of crap legislation that is universal health care? They might very well have the legislation in place, but they certainly do not have the mechanisms available to, as John Dingell so aptly put it, "control the people."
We are Americans, John. And many of us, at least those of us that don't spend most of our days coveting their neighbor's bank account, are not going to forget the Constitution or the founding principles of our country.
We became the greatest country on the face of the Earth not by emulating Europe, but by becoming unlike them. Millions upon millions of Americans are not going to take this laying down like the good little citizens you want us to be.
The American spirit may have fled your soul during those fifty years you spent living with your snout in the taxpayer's trough, but it is still alive and well inside most of the rest of us.
h/ts Jason Gillman and Hot Air