The polarization of the country continues after the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare. The ruling resulted in some conservatives encouraging their countrymen to throw the tea overboard, while liberals used the decision as an opportunity to send out obnoxious tweets.
The thoughts of the two sides are well summed up by Sarah Palin and Michael Moore.
In one corner there’s Palin, who says, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” She warned voters on Fox News that “if Obama is reelected, well, America, you will no longer recognize the country that today you truly love and can enjoy all of its freedom and prosperity and security if Obama is reelected because this ‘ObamaCare’ is a harbinger of things yet to come.”
She also said, “It’s time, again, for patriotic Americans to rise up to protest this obvious infringement on our economic and personal freedom.”
Across the ring is Moore, who believes the decision sets the world on the much-needed path to universal health care. While appearing on MSNBC’s “Last Word,” Moore said: “Now let’s move forward and get the next piece and the next piece. There’s no going back, though. We’re on the path leading toward this universal health care.
“And Republicans and conservatives who are sitting around thinking tonight, ‘Yeah, we’re going to turn this thing around.’ I’m telling you friends, this is a huge locomotive. And as the American public experiences the parts of the bill that are really great, they’re not going to want to turn that train around.”
The question remains: Which side will take the wheel and steer the direction of the country? Perhaps future generations of Americans will prize fairness over work ethic and view the Constitution as an outdated document in a changing world. Or maybe those who claim to be freedom fighters will get out from behind their desks, jump onto a steel horse and proclaim, “The socialists are coming.”
Time will tell.