And yet, what we witnessed this week in the Senate Finance Committee was a slap in the face of the Founding Fathers of yesterday and the American people of today.
As they debated the debacle of health care reform proposed by the Democrats, Republicans offered several amendments.
One would have required the public posting of the bill on the internet for at least 72 hours. Another would have required that members of the Finance Committee spend those 72 hours reading the bill and thinking about it before voting. Another would have required that the true cost of the bill be posted. Yet another would have protected Medicare benefits. And another would have certified that no more than 1 million people would lose their current health plan under the bill.
The Democrats voted them all down.
In fact, the Congressional Budget Office won't even have the budgetary score on the bill done before the Democrats schedule a vote on it.
Common sense question: how are our representatives supposed to vote on something that will effect every American and remake nearly 20 percent of the economy without knowing what's in it, and how much it will cost?
In any other context, this would be a dumb question. In the context of a Democratically-run Congress, it's par for the course.
In their hyperactive sprint to "get this done," they don't care about the law, the Constitution, your tax dollars, your health care, or you.
They shame their positions. They are unworthy of their high offices. They bring dishonor to this great country.
From above, the Founders cringe watching these villians. They will cheer us when we dispose of them.