What I Said to the Republican Members of Congress
The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.


Dennis Prager

I’ll give you two examples.

This Jew battled to keep the cross in the Los Angeles County seal. Liberals and leftists in California fought to remove the smallest image — a cross — from the county seal. Through my radio show, on a day’s notice we gathered about a thousand people to demonstrate at the Los Angeles County board of supervisors when the board voted. The vote went along ideological lines — three liberals to two conservatives — to remove the cross.

I remember testifying before the supervisors and telling them, “You are rewriting our county’s history. This county was founded by Christians. That’s why there’s a cross. Had it been founded by Wiccans, I would fight to keep a broom on the seal. But it wasn’t founded by Wiccans. It was founded by Christians. That’s why it’s named ‘Los Angeles.’ It is not ‘Los Secularistos.’ If it were ‘Los Secularistos,’ I would expect an empty seal. But it is not empty. Los Angeles was founded by Christians. It’s not even a religious issue. You’re rewriting my history. And it’s frightening to see you do that.”

The other example is what is now happening with Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. Everybody knows why he was voted in. It was, after all, Scott “41” Brown. We all knew why he was elected. But if you read left-wing commentators, this history is being rewritten. They say it had nothing to do with opposing Obamacare. Nothing to do with it! In the Soviet Union it took ten years to write Trotsky out of the Russian Revolution. But this is a rewrite of history in one week! Scott “41” Brown’s victory was not about opposing Obamacare.

In fact, the Left argues that the Massachusetts voters were for the health-care bill, but simply “wanted to send a message” to Washington. I must say the voters of Massachusetts are not only not bright, they must be truly stupid, if they are for Obamacare and send the man who will undo Obamacare as a protest on behalf of Obamacare. This is what we are told by the Left.

Third theme: Most people on the Left are True Believers. This is critical to understand. They are willing to lose Congress; Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are prepared to lose both houses to get this through. Why? Because losing an election cycle means nothing compared to taking over more of the American economy.

I can give you an example from our side. There are many folks on our side who, if they could pass an amendment against abortion, would happily sacrifice both houses for a period of time. Understand that just as strongly as some are pro-life or religiously Christian or Jewish, that is how strongly many leftists believe in leftism. Leftism is a substitute religion. For the Left, the “health-care” bill transcends politics. You are fighting people who will go down with the ship in order to transform this country into a leftist one. And an ever expanding state is the Left’s central credo.