Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Puppy Watches SCOTUS

My human won’t go outside to play.  She says we have to watch what is going on in a place called Washington, DC.  Shasta says that I should just sit quietly until it’s over and then Candi will take us out to play.  I don’t know very much, but I do know that what is happening is very important and my human is very interested and concerned.
This is what I know so far.  One, we have three branches of government and each branch is has a specific purpose.  The judicial branch is the one that interprets the Constitution.  Candi says that means they have the power to decide if a law passed by Congress (that’s the branch that makes the laws) is constitutional or not.  Two, that is why what is happening right now is so important and that is why Candi won’t go outside to play.  This thing called Obamacare (Shasta says that is not really the law’s name but it’s what everybody calls it) is what the court is hearing arguments about so they can decide if it is constitutional.
Candi says that whatever the court decides, it will have a huge impact on the lives of everyday Americans.  She says that freedom is at stake because this law would be just a stepping stone on the path to a socialist government.  When I asked Shasta what Candi meant, she said, “It means that if they can tell our human what to buy, how much to buy and when to buy something, they can also tell her that she has to give one of us up one day because they don’t think she should have two dogs.”  That scared me.
I don’t know or understand a lot of things, but I do know that having no freedom is no life!  I think I’ll continue to watch and pay attention to what is going on.  I can always go play outside another time.  At least Candi gave me a nice rawhide bone to chew on while I’m watching.

1 comment:

  1. Patton, you have one smart Mommy, who is working hard to take care of the best interests of fellow Americans - humans and canines alike.