When Lincoln concluded the Gettysburg Address with the stirring words, “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom–and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” he could never have envisioned Nancy Pelosi.

We still have a nation even if God has been banished from the public forum and we still have some freedoms left despite efforts by Congress and the president to deny them. 

However, Abe’s dream that our government would always be of, by, and for the people took another shot to the solar plexus in Washington today.

Nancy Pelosi’s Click to show health care bill, is a monstrosity in every sense of the word.   

Replete with abortion coverage so that the taxpayers can get into the pre-born baby-killing business and the much-reviled public option, which will soon put private insurers out of business, Pelosi unveiled the House version of Obamacare at the Capitol today, to a select audience.

If you didn’t get an invite, you were persona non grata.

Nevermind that the almost 2000 page bill directly affects one-sixth of the nation’s economy and every man, woman, and child in the nation, (with the sole exceptions being our leaders in Congress who enjoy their own, private, cadillac- variety insurance.)

Speaker Pelosi nevertheless saw fit to restrict the witnesses to this momentous event with a select guest list.

It’s very unlikely that Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, or any other vociferous opponents of establishing a socialized health care system were invited, although press credentials could gain you entry.

With the bulk of the mainstream media serving as a Democratic appendage, that seemed a safe call.

Denied admittance was everyone else, including this polite fellow who was refused entry by a female gendarme, http://bit.ly/3o9H2A, and this guy who was sent packing by two gracious gatekeepers because he wasn’t on the RSVP list: http://bit.ly/34pdF5.  He was advised to go watch the big doings on C-Span.

Speaker Pelosi, all a-bubble with visions of a legacy dancing in her head, referred to the whole shebang as a “historic moment.”  The president chimed in and called it “a critical milestone” adding, ”It is fully paid for and will reduce the deficit in the long term:” http://bit.ly/1MyNcw

He then offered to peddle a venerable old bridge in Brooklyn to the highest bidder or the biggest sucker.

Indeed it was a historic milestone, the day America took its first concrete step toward establishing socialized medicine throughout the land.

Just think.  Soon we will have one sole “company” ministering to our health needs, OHI, Obamacare Health Insurance. 

We will have all those fine trappings of the bankrupt Canadian and British systems, denial of and rationing of medical care, days-long waits for a hospital bed, maybe even death panels, which will be called, “End of Life Counselling” or “Shuffling the Aged and Infirm off to that Great Buffalo in the Sky.” 

And, best of all, it will cost a pittance, a trillion dollars, chump change, a mere bag of shells.

After all, we can afford it.