Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bachmann: They Have Just Started a Revolution

Speaking at a rally in Minnesota on Saturday, Rep. Michele Bachmann called on American’s to disobey the mandate to purchase healthcare and to pay any taxes or penalties as is called for in the Obamacare legislation should it be enacted into law in violation of Article I, Section 7.

"They have just started a revolution -- and they did it. But mark my words, the American people aren't gonna take this lying down. We aren't gonna play their game, we're not gonna pay their taxes. They want us to pay for this? Because we don't have to. We don't have to. We don't have to follow a bill that isn't law. That's not the American way, and that's not what we're going to do.

If they pass the bill legitimately, then yes, we have to follow the law -- until we repeal it. But if they pass it illegitimately, then the bill is illegitimate, and we don't have to lay down for this. It's not difficult to figure out. So if for some reason they're able to get their votes this week and pass this 2,700-page Senate bill -- if they get it, trillions of dollars is what it's gonna cost, when we didn't vote on it, we need to tell them a message: That if they get away with this, they will be able to get away with anything -- with anything. And you can't say you voted on a bill when you didn't, because it's fraud. But we are not helpless here. We are not helpless, there are things that we can do."

Some are calling Rep. Bachmann’s remarks a call for civil disobedience, a first for elected officials opposing Obamacare.  However, based on understanding of John Locke’s philosophy on the rights of citizens to protect themselves from tyranny, Rep. Bachmann seems to be suggesting far more than just civil disobedience as evidenced by this portion of her statement, “They have just started a revolution…”

It's one-party rule now in Washington, D.C. Their Chicago tactics, their Chicago friends, twisting Democrats' arms, threatening their own team members with ethics charges and a submission. This handful of people thinks they can enforce their will on 300 million Americans? They're not gonna do that. This is dictatorial, what they are doing.

 

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