Shut Up and Take Your Medicine!


It’s too early to fully grasp the ramifications of the 6-28-12 SCOTUS decision. Reasoned analysis will take days, weeks, and months. For now everyone seems to be asking, “How bad was this decision for the future of America?”

My first reaction was a flash of history. In Germany, March 1933, Parliament passed the Enabling Act, by a vote of 444–94. It changed the Weimar Constitution to allow Hitler’s government to pass laws without parliamentary debate. From that point onward the country was a dictatorship, and Hitler’s regime was now the law of the land. And it all happened under the auspices of German law.

Thankfully, we haven’t gotten to that point yet. But we’re certainly one step closer. And keep in mind that totalitarian regimes don’t have to take the form of a blustery military coup, marching into the capitol to the tune of glorious revolution. Should the US become a genuine tyrannical regime, it will evolve in subtle increments, appearing benevolent all the while, welcomed with smiles and open arms. Then one day we’ll wake up, look around and say, “Wha hoppin?”

7 thoughts on “Shut Up and Take Your Medicine!

  1. The evidence is now public and compelling: the erosion of American freedom began with the corrupt, patronage-driven regime of the megalomaniac FDR. I believe with some basis in fact that Obama sees himself as picking up the drive to totalitarianism where the New Deal left off.

  2. What will the be the next tax: A requirement that you tattoo a number on your forearm or pay a tax if you do not? How about putting 6-28-2012 on your forearm denoting the end of the republic and the beginning of the “democracy.” I think I need to buy “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think.”

    • ** A requirement that you tattoo a number on your forearm or pay a tax if you do not?**

      Hmm, the forearm tattoo could be the one indisputable form of voter ID we’ve been looking for, but the tattoo would have to be a freebie — perhaps performed at an Obamacare clinic — or else it would be struck down as a poll tax.

  3. ** My first reaction was a flash of history. In Germany, March 1933, Parliament passed the Enabling Act, by a vote of 444–94.**

    Really? Mine was relief — in that the cranked-up cable news pounding suspense machine would at least be taken out for servicing for a few days.

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