Bazzo Says: Liberty dies when rights are granted by government instead of God
BY ANTHONY J.
OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC
The following is a quote from CNN’s Chris Cuomo, brother of
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo:
“Our rights do not come from God.”
He said this during an on-air debate with Alabama’s Supreme
Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
This quote is the point where conservatives separate
themselves from Democrats, liberals and establishment Republicans. The founding
concept of this country, unique to its time, was that government derives its
power from the consent of the people. This is because—according to our founding
document, The Declaration of Independence—“We are endowed by our Creator with
certain unalienable rights, among them, the right to life, liberty and pursuit
Since we are born with these rights, they cannot be taken
away by kings, parliaments, presidents, congresses and courts. You see, if they
can be taken away, they are not rights.
Those founding ideas were put into practice with our
Constitution. It was a document that laid out what it was the government can and
cannot do. If the Constitution did not give the government certain powers,
according to the 10th Amendment, those powers belong to the people and the
states. For according to our Constitution, and again, unique for its time, our
federal government was created from the consent of the states, not the states
being the creation of and subservient to the federal government. When people use
the term “taking our country back,” they are talking about going back to these
founding principles. No more, no less.
However, to believe this simple founding concept makes one an
extremist according to the government types—Democrats, liberals, the vast
majority of media and establishment Republicans. Those groups, as Cuomo so sadly
stated, believe that rights come from government permission and that very
permission can be rescinded by law, regulation or fiat, at any time. They
believe the amendment process is not only too long and difficult, but it puts
the power in the hands of the states, aka: We, the People!
Our big government friends (I use that term loosely) simply
cannot have that.
I bring this up for a reason, First, from the Washington Free
“The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines
is calling for the adoption of ‘plant-based’ diets, taxes on dessert, trained
obesity ‘interventionists’ at work sites, and electronic monitoring of how long
Americans sit in front of the television. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory
Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to ‘transform the food
What the report recommends is a new set of regulations to be
implemented under the guise of keeping us healthy, which of course will do
nothing other than intrude further into our home and work place. (Do you need
the government to keep you healthy?) If you are not going to do this
voluntarily, the government, through punitive taxation (think cigarettes and
booze) will make you. If you still wish to pay the penalty for eating what you
want, lounging around for however long you wish, then the government, through
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will have the power to deny you
the medical care you need in favor of those who got sick but followed the rules.
It is right there in the Affordable Care Act, in the phrase “as the Secretary of
Department of Health and Human Services should decide.” That phrase shows up
over 100 times in the act. This is the definition of death panels. They exist,
and this new document will empower them with the power of life or death. I am
surprised the phrase Hope and Change does not appear. Ah, Obama’s America…
The above example is precisely why the Obama crowd (including
some establishment Republicans) cannot and will not ever believe in God-given
rights. For if the right to life is one granted by government, which the
government of course has the power to take life away.
These new guidelines will be used as the basis for government
food assistance programs, and for making “decisions about national health
objectives.” You see, and it was there for anyone who cares to look or in this
case read the Affordable Care Act, the government now has control over our
healthcare. They have control over whether or not, when you get sick, you get
treated. Now, according to these new regulations, they are now going to have
control over how you stay healthy. This is because the government is now going
to get to define that.
You’re going to stay healthy by eating what they say you have
to eat. By not sitting longer than they think you should sit. By not watching TV
any longer than they think you should watch it. If you are found to violate any
of these guidelines, and if you get sick, they are going to have grounds to deny
you treatment because you violated those guidelines. This is a major reason why
I opposed the Affordable Health Care Act. I always knew it was not about access
to quality healthcare. It was about control, and in the coming years, the
control mechanisms will become all too obvious and intrusive.
This is why the government-centric must define those who
believe in God-given rights as extremists.
Yet, it gets worse. The report also states that the
government should consider the environment when telling Americans what they
should eat. Think about it—a back door to implementing more outrageous rules and
regulations in the name of global warming. Think about this war on cow farts.
This is why those who dispute that we are the cause of our changing climate must
be called climate deniers, on par with holocaust deniers, at least in turn of
phrase. (That is what climate does, by the way—it changes. Remember when
“change” was hip and reason enough to elect somebody president?)
What is stupid is to say that the skeptic is denying the
climate is changing when in reality the sceptic denies we can change that by
cutting back on red meat, or bankrupting our economy by making fossil fuel
overly expensive. Again, the government-centrics do not care about the
environment. In fact, they are usually the biggest polluters—hello Al Gore. All
this nonsense is about control. So now you must ask yourself: Do you believe in
God-given rights? If so do, does that make you an extremist?
This is what I say. What say you?
Washington Post: Nation’s top nutrition
panel: the American diet is killing us: