No Tricky Rick You Were Not Taking One for the Team. You Were Taking One From The Team
Now that Slick Rick Sanitorum has come to justify his statist, leftist, big government, tax wasting, intrusive, invasive, afederalist legislation as merely a matter of “taking one for the team” it might be a good time to educate Tricky Rick about a few of the finer things regarding his unfortunate cliche. Luckily for this world The Vitamin Press not only exists but exists to set these sorts of things to right.
Taking one for the team requires an act of self sacrifice in hopes of increasing the advantage of a friend or friends. You cannot take one for the team with somebody else’ member. You cannot take one for the team with somebody else’ time, labor, property or choice. So let’s face it. Ricky wasn’t taking one for the team. He was taking one from the team!
For Rick to be right about this politics would necessarily be a spectator sport with the audience no further engaged than the price of a ticket to the event. But politics should not be defined as such. The price of admission is the social contract. We are not permitted to opt out. And government has assumed for itself an active role in the the running of our lives. Taking one for the team (in the sense that Sanitorum is using the term) means that he is using our property, our liberty and our labor as tributes confirming his allegiance not to the people, not to his constituents, not to his office, not to our Constitution … but rather to the least plebeian elements of his party.
And since it is clear that Ricky Ticky Travesty is not taking one for our team -or even a member of it- he should keep his money grubbing fingers off of our wallets just as surely as he should keep his sex grubbing nose out of our that other thing we keep in our pants.