To what depth have we fallen? To what rank have we been demoted, that 'We The People' can no longer exert any influence over that government which is "of the people, by the people, and for the people"? Did our forefathers fight and die so valiantly to obtain liberty, that we should now permit the chains of monarchy to be replaced by the chains of Congress?
It is unthinkable in our representative form of government, that statesmen should devolve into demagogues and tyrants imposing "mandates" on its citizens. Are we so free that we have no choice but to accept the yoke of government-mandated health care? Does our Constitution authorize the Congress to impose fines and penalties on the citizens of the United States because they choose not to purchase a product which they have no desire to obtain?
And what precedent shall this hegemony set? Shall Congress next mandate that 'We The People' purchase some other product which, in their opinion, is for some perceived "good"? Shall they next command what light bulbs to buy, what vehicles to drive, what clothes to wear, and what house to live in? Shall they next tell us what medicine we can have or what doctor we can see? Shall they tell us when it is time for us to die?
Are we so free that the government shall tell us where and when we can pray? Shall they tell us what we can or cannot say in public? Shall they tell us what radio programs we can or cannot listen to? Shall they impose upon us the chains of debt that we must force our children and grandchildren to wear? Shall we now be slaves on the Federal plantation?
Is this the country our Founding Fathers envisioned? Is this the freedom they so dearly cherished? Is this the America our soldiers fought and died for at Bunker Hill, the trenches of France, Normandy, Vietnam, or in Iraq and Afghanistan? Is this yet the "land of the free and the home of the brave"? Are we still winning "the perilous fight", or is this "the twilight's last gleaming" for American liberty?