1. A member of the lowest feudal class, attached to the land owned by a lord and required to perform labor in return for certain legal or customary rights.
Capitalism died Sunday.
With the passage of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday and it's proposed signing today, we now find ourselves vassals of the state, not free Americans.
This supposed "reform" mandates people carry health care much like those who own a car are mandated to carry auto insurance.
Never before in history have Americans been forced to purchase something whether they feel they need it or not. If you don't want to purchase car insurance, you don't buy a car. If we don't want to buy health insurance what are we supposed to do? Commit suicide?
So now, in order to maintain our customary and legal right to life we must purchase insurance. The Internal Revenue Service will be checking to make sure you have purchased the insurance — and this new law provides criminal penalties if you don't buy.
That's right, the lord of the manor can put you in debtor's prison if you don't pay your rent in return for your "legal" and "customary" rights.
One-sixth of the American economy is now in the hands of the government, barring some legal challenges — and I have very little faith in the courts.
The more of the economy the government and the current regime takes over, the more we are beholden to the state.
And yes I said regime, and I meant it. What else do you call a government which does not obey it's own laws? A president who cares little for the constitution and only for his own power?
We have a chance in November to perhaps turn some of this back — but I have little confidence that any change we make then is going to matter — or that the current regime will allow it to matter.
I expect wide-spread fraud of the type that swept a lousy stand up comic like Al Franken into the senate in Minnesota.
I expect the sorts of fraud that was found being committed by ACORN in multiple states in the last two elections — and interestingly enough, those cases keep getting ignored by the Obama Justice Department.
But then, feudal lords owe protection to their vassals and are arbiters of the law, so of course the Department of Justice has decided these cases are not worth prosecuting.
More and more we find ourselves and our basic freedoms hemmed in and taken away.
If we don't want to find ourselves slaves to the state we must wake up, we must be the awakened giant the Japanese found after Pearl Harbor. We must hold the politicians accountable and root out corruption where ever we find it.
We must say with Howard Beale from the movie Network; "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
And we must make sure they hear our voices — as they chose to ignore them when we said no before this vote.
Anyone who voted to make you a serf, a slave to the state, must be removed from office.
We must no longer play nice, and try to be above the fray. It is time to get down in the dirt and fight.
It is time to use their own tactics against them. They have chosen this fight.
In all our history true Americans have never backed down from a fight — and we have always won them.
This one we must win.
We must return our government to it's constitutional limits — before that document is forgotten and we are a land of lords and serfs.
I think we fought England to keep that from happening.
All IMHO of course.