Jimmy Stewart was the Tom Hanks of his time, minus the liberal nonsense Hanks insists on spewing now and again. He was an all-American actor, and more importantly, a war hero in WWII who appealed personally to President Roosevelt to let him fly combat missions in the European theater.
One of his finest roles came as the passionate, naive, young senator in Mr Smith Goes To Washington. Someone has put together a powerful montage of clips from that film that serve as a reminder of what "we the people" can do when we've had enough of the corruption and back-room dealings this current congress has so blatantly flaunted since August.
The fight over health care is not over. From The Heritage Fondation today:
In 1774, in response to the first Tea Party, the British Parliament issued a series of acts designed to control the colonists, stop their protests and restrict their liberty. The Americans called these “The Intolerable Acts.”
Obamacare is today’s Intolerable Act. In poll after poll, in town hall meetings, in popular protests and in special elections, ordinary Americans have declared their firm opposition to this scheme, only to be derisively dismissed.
This imposition of legislation is intolerable for two reasons:
- Process: The outrageous way in which this massive restructuring of one six of the economy has been pushed through.
- Substance: Huge obligation shifted to future generations, a huge lurch toward European-style welfare states.
The Heritage Foundation will have a full answer to Congress’ action tomorrow and in the days and weeks and months to come. We will do all within our power to recommend, and make the intellectual case for, the repeal of these acts. We will help marshal the full resources of the conservative movement for this cause. You can join the fight to keep America the Land of the Free today
Fortunately, there are no permanent victories or defeats in Washington. For millions of Americans and for Heritage, Round One of this fight is over. Tomorrow morning, we are answering the bell.