David Limbaugh

Do you think that might be enough ammunition for the Republican Party to get its act together and call a cease-fire on one another and launch a united campaign with unprecedented focus and vigor to take out Obamacare's missile payload before it fully hits the U.S. mainland?

Are we children here, afraid of ghosts and goblins -- and our shadows? Are we so intimidated by this charlatan of a president that we lack the courage to stand up to him on an issue on which the public is on our side?

Why are so many on our side willing to throw in the towel and surrender on this law? Every day, Congress changes laws it purportedly made permanent the year before. It changes the tax laws as often as its members brush their teeth.

Or are they instead resigned to the fatalistic notion that our system has become so unworkable -- or that they are so politically impotent and lethargic -- that they prefer to roll over and accept the imposition of this nuclear nightmare and then wait to clean up the fallout after the bombs have dropped? Really?

We have the political equivalent of the Strategic Defense Initiative at our disposal because the American people are behind us, but we're going to stand down for fear that some people might think of us as big bad meanies if we were to finally get off our rear ends and take perfectly constitutional steps to end this menace?

I come from the school that teaches that if you want something done, you do it. Your default position isn't to wring your hands and expend all your creative energy figuring out why you can't get something done -- especially something of such paramount importance to the preservation of our republic.

Come on, my friends in the GOP establishment. Just once, quit using your juice to tell us how impractical and extreme we are and how you are just as conservative as we are but more prudent and pragmatic. It is not pragmatic to sit on your hands and idly watch the republic be assaulted on this level and do nothing but wait until that fictional time in the future when the law will implode on itself.

That's laughably ridiculous. It's not going to happen. Now is the time to shoot this missile down -- as it has entered our atmosphere and before it detonates in our major cities and our countryside.

If we can't draw a line in the sand on an issue this important and convince the American people that an already unpopular bill must be stopped in its tracks -- while we watch as a failed president convinces the American people that his policies aren't responsible for the misery he's causing -- then how can we say we deserve to carry the banner of liberty?

No more excuses. If you don't have the stomach for it, please get out of the way and let those who do press forward; then thank them later.

David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert on law and politics. He recently authored the New York Times best-selling book: "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel."

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