The working class poor are the ones presently getting hammered the hardest by ObamaCare, Ted Cruz wants to do something about it, and all the media and the Republican establishment can do is fault his tactics.
My view is this: if ObamaCare is, as I believe, the worst piece of legislation written in my lifetime - a socialist wrench tossed into the machinery of a free society, an idiotic and staggeringly costly program that will ultimately wind up giving us something along the lines of Britain’s disastrous National Health Service, the wedge by which a free people are ultimately to be parted from their liberty in what is arguably the most important realm of their private lives – then shutting down the government temporarily might be the only way to bring the Democrats to the negotiating table and force the realists in the party (there must be some) to work with the Republicans to devise something intelligent and workable that is consistent with individual freedom. We’re not talking here about a mere pork barrel issue: this legislation fundamentally redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state, to the detriment of the former, and if the state cannot be brought to heel through the normal process because of the partisanship (or the apathy) of its elected representatives, and the expansionist zeal of its bureaucrats, then, by all means, shut it down by any legal means necessary. This nation is not inextricably bound to a deterministic interpretation of legislation that posits the immutability of whatever absurd and deleterious laws a bunch of ignorant, overreaching fatheads contrives to pass in what typically is (and certainly was, in this instance) a very transitory moment of power. We, the people, do not exist for the purpose of serving as lab rats in the experiments of ideological projectors, nor are we obligated to stand by interminably, bearing the weight of crushing costs, while these self-styled social scientists futilely attempt to transform excrement into its palatable antecedents.
I don’t know when government of, by and for the people became government without, in spite of and against the people, but to continue in this vein is madness. If it comes to such a pass –and it yet may not – then it is better to shut the government down now rather than have to tear it down later.
And I daresay that most of us, Congressman Moran, are not moved by frenzied appeals to caress the boot that lies so heavily on our collective neck.