At a Saturday rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, with 4,000 present, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was representing the future of the our country, which is you and me, mine and yours. She talks about the taxes in health care, which will be passed without representation if the bill is 'deemed' passed by the Slaughter rule. See the video below. This is a long video - 30 minutes, but if you watch it, you won't need your morning coffee or afternoon nap to revive your faith in America.
TPMuckracker charges Bachmann with calling for civil disobedience -- "a sitting member of Congress leads citizens in breaking the law." The point is, if health care is passed with the Slaughter Rule, it will be many sitting members of the House breaking the law of legislative process. Health care will not be law via the Slaughter Rule. Americans, Republicans and Democrats, will not allow this Congress to make law by 'deeming' it so.They don't scare us. They don't scare us. They're not to take our country!...They think they can force their will on 300 million Americans!
But mark my words, the American people aren't gonna take this lying down," Bachmann later said. "We aren't gonna play their game, we're not gonna pay their taxes. They want us to pay for this? Because we don't have to. We don't have to. We don't have to follow a bill that isn't law. That's not the American way, and that's not what we're going to do."...
"Because it's one-party rule now in Washington, D.C. Their Chicago tactics, their chicago friends, twisting Democrats' arms, threatening their own team members with ethics charges and a submission. This handful of people thinks they can enforce their will on 300 million americans? They're not gonna do that. This is dictatorial, what they are doing. We are not complelled to follow a non-law just because Obama and Pelosi tells us we have to.
"If they pass the bill legitimately, then yes, we have to follow the law -- until we repeal it. But if they pass it illegitimately, then the bill is illegitimate, and we don't have to lay down for this. It's not difficult to figure out. So if for some reason they're able to get their votes this week and pass this 2,700-page Senate bill -- if they get it, trillions of dollars is what it's gonna cost, when we didn't vote on it, we need to tell them a message: That if they get away with this, they will be able to get away with anything -- with anything. And you can't say you voted on a bill when you didn't because it's fraud. But we are not helpless here. We are not helpless, there things that we can do.JOHN ADAMS: Be it remembered, however, that liberty must, at all hazards, be supported. We have a right to it because it came to us from our Maker, but if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us at the expense of their ease, their treasure, their blood.
Hot Air has a great quote from Steny Hoyer about "deem and pass," and how it "demeans democracy.
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