Pelosi Redefines “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness;” Obamacare Lets You Be a “Painter”

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Speaking last Thursday at the national conference of the leftist organization “Campus Progress” (an arm of the Center for American Progress), Nancy Pelosi (who received the organization’s “Champion of Change Award”) rather creatively reinvented the meaning of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” According to the former House speaker, the phrase applies perfectly to the boondoggle known as Obamacare, with “life” referring to “a healthier life,” and “liberty and the pursuit of happiness” referring to the “liberty” to pursue “a happier life” without being “job-locked” (i.e., without actually needing a job to receive benefits).

According to Pelosi, Obamacare has freed Americans to “paint,” “play music,” and “write.”

I’m still waiting for all those amazing works of art, music, and literature to spring forth from the welfare slums of France. And why hasn’t Greece’s cradle-to-grave welfare state brought forth a renaissance in Greek art and literature rivaling the days of Socrates?

A silly question, to be sure. Just as it’s silly to ask why Ms. Pelosi thinks we need to “honor the vowels of our Founders.” Or why she would claim that the Founders created a “democracy” rather than a constitutional republic.

I’ll honor the vowels. Especially the “sometimes y.” Because when it comes to the actions of the left, my response always seems to be “WHY?”

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Click here for the full video of Pelosi’s speech.

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