If you wondered what our Congressmen thought of our founding documents when they were passing Obamacare recently, we may now have the answer. They just might care more about socialized medicine than they do the Constitution. At least that’s what Illinois Congressman Phil Hare admitted to a Tea Partier this past Thursday.
If you never heard of Hare it is understandable. He has only represented the 17th Congressional district of Illinois since 2006. Before coming to Washington, Hare was a union leader and President of UNITE HERE Local 617. He has identified himself as a far left activist in his short tenure in the House so far. Hare is a founding member of the LGBT caucus, supports federal funding of abortion, and has been outspoken in pushing for a single-payer health care system. At one time he swore he would not vote for health care reform that did not boast a strong public option.
“I will not support any plan that does not contain a robust public option because, a plan without a public option is sort of like a car without a motor. It may look good on the outside, but in the end it will get you nowhere.” – Rep. Phil Hare
Hare, like many other left-wing congressman, ditched a harsh stance against Obamacare knowing that this new health care bill will eventually lead to the universal health care they want. The Illinois congressman did a small town hall meeting this past Thursday to defend his vote and take questions. At that event he was asked some tough questions by a St. Louis Tea Party leader named Adam Sharp. Sharp was armed with a camera and Hare seemed to not realize the gravity of what he was saying.
“Where in the Constitution does…” – Adam Sharp
“I don’t worry about the Constitution on this, to be honest.” – Hare
“You care more about (universal health care) than the US Constitution that you swore to uphold?” – Sharp
“I believe that it is says we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Hare
“That’s the Declaration of Independence.” – voice off camera
“It doesn’t matter to me – either one…At the end of the day I want to bring insurance to every person that lives in this country.” – Hare
Hare doesn’t realize that he just let the cat out of the bag. The men and women who voted for the health care bill put socialized medicine above the Constitution. They have some vague remembrance of a founding document talking about the right to life and that means America gets universal health care no matter what the Constitution allows. They really don’t care. And even though the Congressional Budget Office numbers show that by 2019 there will still be over 22 million people without health care, Hare and the Democrats know eventually they will get socialized and mandatory health care for all.
We need more people like Sharp out there with video cameras. We need men and women not afraid to ask Congressmen and Senators what they really believe. Bring light to the darkness. Sharp said it well to Rep. Hare,
“You better start looking for a job.” – Sharp
By November hopefully the majority of those who voted for Obamacare will have to start looking for a new job.