One man, Texas Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor yesterday at 2:41pm to stand up for America and against the Leviathan that has grown out of control in our nation’s capitol. Except for moral support from Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul, this true American is all alone in his battle to save Americans from the disaster known as ObamaCare. The leadership of his own party are angry with him for daring to oppose another BiG Government nightmare.
Sadly, no matter how long Ted Cruz is able to keep standing, Harry Reid will get the bill to the floor for a vote. Ted Cruz knows this. He is not doing this for show. He is not doing this to garner attention. Ted Cruz believes in the righteousness of his stand. He wants desperately to draw attention to what is wrong in America. Ted Cruz is no fool. He is a brilliant and well-educated man. I have no doubt that Ted Cruz has read the works of Alexis de Tocqueville and understands very well why the Leviathan will win this battle.
As a young man, the brilliant French political thinker, Alexis de Tocqueville would travel to America to study our form of government. He would become famous for his two-volume treatise Democracy in America. Alexis de Tocqueville was a prescient man. He wrote in 1935:
Above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood: it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing. For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances: what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living?
Thus it every day renders the exercise of the free agency of man less useful and less frequent; it circumscribes the will within a narrower range and gradually robs a man of all the uses of himself. The principle of equality has prepared men for these things; it has predisposed men to endure them and often to look on them as benefits..
After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.
I have always thought that servitude of the regular, quiet, and gentle kind which I have just described might be combined more easily than is commonly believed with some of the outward forms of freedom, and that it might even establish itself under the wing of the sovereignty of the people.
–Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, “Chapter VI: What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear.”
(H/T to FreeRepublic.com)
And so, our David will not defeat Goliath this time. The Leviathan will win this time and We The People will be the losers because We were not equal to Ted Cruz.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?