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“There are no rules”
by Robert Amoroso   
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Last edited: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010

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“There are no rules”

By Robert Amoroso


Those were the insightful words of former impeached judge and current member of the House of Representatives Alcee Lamar Hastings. Mr. Hastings a key Democrat was speaking in defense of this tainted process on C-Span 2, he went to conclude ”all this talk about rules, there are no rules; we make them up as we go along”.


Ironically, Rep. Hastings and the corrupt nature of this process seem well suited to one another, as a federal judge he spent almost 10-years on the bench, until he was removed and impeached for corruption and bribery, and aside from being one of only six federal judges to ever be impeached, he’ll now also have the distinction of being a part of a process that has usurped the constitution and the rule of law.


I suspect that Mr. Hastings along with the leadership in both houses and with the Presidents blessings, believes that the “ends justify the means” irregardless of the rules, and if those rules don’t apply...they’ll simply make them up, as they go along.


However thanks in part to 24/7 cable news and the unusual Sunday session on capital hill, we the people got to witness a seamy process in action. The disturbing visuals of so called moderates and “blue dog” Democrats being whipped like dogs into line, by their own leadership, on a bill that was overwhelmingly rejected by the people, shows us that we’re a lot closer to a dictatorship then we are to a republic.


The intimidation and bribery was breathtaking in its efficiency. Last minute deals and executive orders seemed to be raining down on bewildered pro-life Democrats, who for the most part tried to convince themselves that this pro-abortion administration is willing to compromise. As the hours slowly ticked away, one beleaguered Democrat after another took to the podium, and reaffirmed the party line, and it became evident that there was no longer any pretense of process or rules.


Lawmakers who only days ago spoke of their independence and ideals in the end succumbed to pressure, and I was immediately struck by how quickly we can destroy our principles and loose our freedoms, thanks to a cowardly body of lawmakers, who’ve abdicated their oath of office and the will of the people. 


Indeed,  after this so called victory the president along with his bubbling vice-president, took to the podium and with a smug look of defiance uttered what might prove to be the demise of his administration “this is what change looks like”…yes Mr. President  perhaps if I were living in Beijing.


Well we don’t, not yet, however thanks to this administrations spending sprees, massive government entitlements, and his ambivalence of private industries, we’re being sold “literally” to the highest bidder, ironically to the very same country that also ushered their own form of change…”the cultural revaluation”.


If we are to remain a free people, and prove to the likes of corrupt politicians, like House of Representative Alcee Lamar Hastings, that indeed there are rules, then we need to reacquaint ourselves once again, with our founding fathers and our Constitution; their words are etched in stone, all across this incredible land, they sacrificed and gave of themselves and they understood the perils of a government controlled society.


And while our lawmakers and leaders may ignore us, and try to “sell us”, and pretend to govern honestly, we the people have the final word, and yes Mr. President, come November we’ll remind you once again of your own words…“this is what change looks like”













John, Chanti:


Thank you for your individual feedbacks. Shady characters like Lamar Hastings will always be a part of the political process; they gravitate towards a system that allows corruption and bribery, and unfortunately we’ve just seen landmark legislation passed, using the same methods of corruption, bribery and intimidation.


I suspect that within the next couple of weeks we’ll begin to see just what backroom deals were actually made to get this massive entitlement passed, we’ve already seen certain states getting sweetheart deals, judgeships being given out, and millions of dollars in payback for votes cast…John Gotti would be proud.


If anyone doubts that this is a corrupt power grab of 1/6 of our economy, I simply submit these facts. Why would anyone dismantle a healthcare system that my all accounts is the best in the world? Why would anyone dismantle a healthcare system that is favored by over 80% of the people? Why would anyone put into place a similar type of healthcare system that is currently failing in Massachusetts, and is now being subsidized by the federal government just to stay afloat?


If bringing down costs was indeed the purpose of this massive bill then why not Tort reform, or purchasing health insurance across state lines? These measures would certainly bring down the cost of healthcare.


Obviously, that’s not the true intent of this administration. Obama is an extremely bright and clever politician, and understand that in order to, (his words) “transform America one needs to do it in increments. My sense is that the healthcare reform package is simply the first step in nationalizing government controlled healthcare, and if you don’t believe me simply look at the facts.


On June 30, 2003, then State Senator Obama spoke to the Illinois AFL-CIO saying: “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. …. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”


The one thing about Osama that I admire, is that he never lied to the American people, he told everyone (who bothered to take notice or look at his record), that he is indeed a radical far left politician, who believes in big government, and in the redistribution of wealth…those who voted for him, got exactly what they wanted…and if not, then we have a lot of uninformed and careless people in this country, who don’t bother to research a candidate…and perhaps that’s why we have shady characters like Lamar Hastings sitting in congress and clever politicians in the White House.





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Reviewed by John Martin 3/23/2010
He’s quite right. In a dictatorship the “government” makes their own rules any time they like.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 3/22/2010
Well written article Robert. I'm British born but now live in the United States and although I don't know enough yet to make an informed choice, I have a problem with the way in which this has been handled. Obama has not kept his promise about being transparent with the people and has managed to get this bill passed in what appears to me to be the most underhanded way. Nobody is arguing that some health care reform may be needed but to pass a bill that conservative estimates place a cost to this country of a further trillion dollars over the next ten years (watch this figure hit 3 trillion) is frightening given the current economic situation. I pray for this country because it is a great country and I feel privileged to be living here.
Reviewed by Robert Amoroso 3/22/2010
Joseph, with all respect, I know you’re a bright guy; and I suspect you’re passionate about what you believe in, my sense is that you believe in big government entitlements and an aggressive progressive agenda, however, this debate has nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans, they both got us in the mess we’re in today!

However, this debate has everything to do with keeping to the core values of our founding fathers and the principles within the Constitution.

You’ve never once challenged anything I’ve ever written in my articles, I always draw my opinions (and they are opinions), based on facts, every number, every poll, is based on fact.

It would be my pleasure to debate with you in a constructive manner and in the spirit of good will, however when you write foolishness such as “They are elected to serve the American people but whom does the Party of NO serve?

Obviously, you should be factual when you make statements, here are the facts.

A recent poll by CNN finds astonishing opposition to ObamaCare. Only one-fourth of Americans surveyed said that reforms along the lines of ObamaCare bills that have passed the House and Senate should become law. But a stunningly high 73 percent say either that some new proposal should be brought before Congress or that lawmakers should cease work on health care reform entirely. Incredibly, even most Democrats polled do not support ObamaCare legislation.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll, taken Friday and Saturday nights, shows that 41% of likely voters favor the health care plan. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed. These figures have barely budged in recent months.

Another finding that has remained constant is that the intensity is stronger among those who oppose the plan. The latest findings include 26% who Strongly Favor the plan and 45% who Strongly Oppose it.

Still, 50% of all voters say they’re less likely to vote this November to reelect a member of Congress who votes for the health care plan.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe that if the plan passes, the cost of health care will go up. Only 17% believe the plan will achieve the stated goal of reducing the cost of care.

I purpusly sighted both CNN and Rasmussen polls because I’m interested in “facts” and not what I like it to be…it works for me, and hopefully it’ll work for you.


Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 3/22/2010
Yesterday’s House Vote was a Victory For The People.

Before long, we will see Republican Politicians, who voted against Health Care Reform, taking credit for all the benefits it provides to their constituents.

It’s the same thing that happened with the Economic Stimulus Package. The Party of NO voted against that legislation too and later took credit for all the benefits it provided to the American people.

The Republican Party said Yes to Wall Street when they voted For the $700 Billion Dollar Bush Bank Bailout but whenever it comes to helping Main Street, they are the Party of NO.

They are elected to serve the American people but whom does the Party of NO serve? They serve their own partisan interests, Wall Street, banks, financial institutions & insurance companies. These Politicians ought to be ashamed of themselves.
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