The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer had not yet weighed in on the House’s passage of health care reform legislation when I put together my round-up of right-wing reactions earlier this morning.
And that turned out to be a good thing, because his response deserves its own post, as he declares 4:07 p.m. on March 7, 2010 to be the exact moment that the United States died:
Rep. Bart Stupak will go down in history as a man who will live in infamy. And March 7, 2010 will go down in history likewise as a day that will live in infamy.
It is a rare thing when a nation can point to one specific moment in time in which its tragic destiny was sealed. That moment came today at 4:07 Eastern time.
For at 4:07 p.m. on March 10, 2010, Bart Stupak announced that his pro-life convictions had collapsed like a cheap tent in a slight breeze. As a result, the America we knew and loved is gone, gone, gone.
Fischer followed that post up a short time later with a new post calling on the states to resist Congress and “stand up against the tyranny of the central government” while comparing the government to trespassers and squatters who should be shot and warning that only the 10th Amendment can save this nation from bloodshed:
Thus what Congress did yesterday in passing the monstrous MussoliniCare bill, will not only bankrupt America, it is flatly and unequivocally unconstitutional and is hated by a majority of the American people. Something is being crammed down our throats that makes us gag and vomit.
The last remedy left – other than bloodshed – is the 10th Amendment, which reserves to the states any power not delegated to the federal government. The central government is exercising a power that it does not have, and can only exercise by usurping that power from the states.
State governments can legitimately and constitutionally decide not to cooperate with the central government on the legal ground that Congress has transgressed the boundaries marked out in our founding document. The central government is trespassing on the sovereign territory of the states, and the states have every right to throw them off their property.
Trespassers can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Squatters can be evicted. If they won’t leave, they can be tossed. And in the worst case scenario, if they won’t surrender peacefully, they can be shot.
Do I need to point out that just last week, Fischer was featured on the Family Research Council’s anti-health care reform webcast along with Rep. Tom Price, (R-GA), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)?