AUTHOR: Nessa at The Minority Report
LENGTH: 1,359 words
THESIS: The health care bill proves that America has an aristocracy
WORKS CITED: Declaration of Independence, Merriam Webster online dictionary, 1813 letter by Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1826 letter by Thomas Jefferson to Roger C Weightman, Richard Rumbold's 1685 "Speech on the Scaffold"
ACORN STANDS FOR: "military caste," "knights of the realm"
NICKNAME FOR ROBERT BYRD: "Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan"
FAMOUS PEOPLE WHOM NANCY PELOSI UNWITTINGLY CHANNELS: Marie Antoinette and Mel Brooks
REFERENCES TO THE SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM: 1
REFERENCES TO SADDLES: 5
WHO WILL RIDE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, VARIOUSLY DESCRIBED AS A 'STALLION,' A 'COMMON HORSE,' AND A 'BULL': Harry Reid, the booted and spurred "Vicomte de Sénat"
THE LAST WORD:
As the Dauphin de Amerique bickers about the definition of “tax”, the peers devise new ways to confiscate our earnings and property to pay for their spending. What we desire is of no consequence, as long as it is named something other than tax they can slip it past us. Their own bards tell them we are too stupid to know what we need and should be dragged to it by force. When asked to share the burden of governance with the American serfdom by posting bills online, the barons and baronesses refuse to allow us to even see it, refusing at the same time to entertain our questions and concerns over the pending legislation.
That the government of the people, by the people and for the people has been supplanted, and our ruling elites now govern without any semblance of the consent of the governed is about to be proven beyond any doubt. When Harry the Vicomte de Sénat Reid uses parliamentary sleight of hand to force the passage of the Baucus Bill, it will be undeniable. The willingness to force the passage of a bill nearing 60% opposition among the populace shows the ultimate in contempt for both the American people and the need for our consent to govern.
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