Scheduling The Beginning of The End?

The House of Representatives–which usually tries its best to not work more than four days a week–seems to have determined that tradition is not half as important as passing legislation which will enslave (yes, a horrible word) the citizens of these United States. CBS brings us the rough schedule of events:

2 p.m.: The House will debate for one hour the rules of debate for the reconciliation bill and the Senate bill.

3 p.m.: The House will vote to end debate and vote on the rules of the debate.

3:15 p.m.: The House will debate the reconciliation package for two hours.

5:15 p.m.: The House will vote on the reconciliation package.

5:30 p.m.: The House will debate for 15 minutes on a Republican substitute and then vote on the substitute.

6 p.m.: The House will vote on the final reconciliation package.

6:15 p.m.: If the reconciliation bill passes, the House will immediately vote on the Senate bill, without debate.

It is fitting that we have specific times on a Sunday during which we can be reminded to pray that this experimental Republic might continue for a little while. I am reminded at times like this of the words of Daniel benDavid:

He changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.

4 thoughts on “Scheduling The Beginning of The End?

  1. Oh, the apocalypticism.

    Michael, let’s make a deal. You lay out the criteria and timeframe for determining the collapse of the Republic. If this legislation passes and causes said collapse, I’ll help you escape to whatever John Galt enclave remains free (no ratting you out to the Statists, promise). If no collapse, you buy me lunch.

  2. (p.s.: criteria for collapse of the Republic need to be a little more grave and objective than “Liberals win more elections as people realize they like health insurance reform after all.” 😉 )

    1. CAH,

      Of course people like “free” stuff. Have you ever heard of “bread and circuses”? Signaled the end of Rome, too.

      It’s about whether we have a rule of law or whether we can just make things up as we go. One cannot find basis in our Constitution for federal government absorption of the the health care system without twisting said document until it breaks.

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