I do believe that freedom isn’t free — but today the corporate and political right wing is trying to cheapen this truly American value. They’ve been cynically using the word “freedom” to rally the American public against its own best interests.
When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, Sarah Palin tweeted, “Obama lies; freedom dies.”
She’s referring, I guess, to the freedom to go without health care when you’re sick.
In its otherwise positive decision, the Supreme Court gave states the “freedom” to deny Medicaid coverage to their poorest residents — even though the federal government would pick up the tab…
From the Bad Old Days
At this point, this ‘slow secession’ needs to be seen for what it is: treason and a clear and present danger to the Republic. This statement is not made lightly, nor hyperbolically, nor for literary effect. It is a plain statement of fact. Continue reading