. . . which changeth not
The "healthcare" bill under consideration in the Senate is a proposed law. It is being made by people elected according to law (well, mostly), to make laws in accordance with law. There are rules for the bodies that make laws. We started off as a nation by changing laws enacted by a tyrant to suit our liking, then set out with the goal of following the new laws we made for ourselves.
Now the Senate is trying to prevent a law from changing. That is, they want to foist off a law on the American people that estabilshes a body to say who gets health care and who doesn't, and then they want to make it so that the "death panel" part of the new law can never be changed.
They want to change the rules of making rules, by making a rule that does not comply with the procedure for rule making, so that the rules can never be changed. Because they are not only right in what they seek to do, they are so right there is no possibility EVAR that they could be wrong. There will be no law above this law. Not on MY Senate floor, says (King) Harry Reid.
I just hope we don't have a Fort Sumpter. I join in MBV's opinion that we can't start a successful armed revolt until the public at large has awoken to the chains that lay heavy on them. An abortive rebellion before the right time is exactly what we DON'T need.
Unlike him, I hold out a hope for our country that it need not come to that. Time will tell which of us is correct.