Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bazzo Says: Liberty dies when rights are granted by government instead of God

Bazzo Says:
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 of happiness.”

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groups, as Cuomo so sadly stated, believe that rights come from government permission and that very permission can be rescinded by law, regulation or fiat, at any time.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 Beacon:

“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 system.’”

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:
Washington Free Beacon: Feds: America Should Adopt ‘Plant-Based’ Diet:

VOLPE BAZZO REPORT:  Guest Yorktown Supervisor Michael Graces discusses local and state issues on public access Wednesday nights channel 74 at 9:30 p.m., March 4 & 11

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