'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate
According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?
Let the facts be heard
These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.
I learned something new about myself today. I learned that I (and apparently a whole helluva lot of other Americans) are actually un-American.
At least according to Madame Speaker of the House of Representatives and her cohorts in Washington in the house and senate. That's right, those who are always the first to scream fowl on freedom of speech protections and the first to attempt to brand others as haters and the first to attempt to silence the opposition by drowning them out? Are now the ones moving in with the tactic of attempting to brand their opposition as un-Americans for having the audacity to speak up and speak out on their future.
That's right, those who have beat the drum the loudest over their right to dissent against George Bush for he past eight years and the war in Iraq for the past six years? Are now claiming that dissension and speaking out to their congressmen in town hall meetings by conservative Americans is an un-American activity!
Where were they the past eight years while those like Cindy Sheehan and code pink were dissenting from San Diego to Crawford Texas? And all points in between and east and west? Where were they in Florida in 2000 when the votes of Florida voters were counted and discounted based upon supposed dangling chads?
Somehow? I don't seem to recall Nancy Pelosi or Steny Hoyer or John Kerry or the liberal left et al and ad nauseam, rattling on about liberal dissenters at any point or ever in any of those instances. If anything, they were encouraging their like minded leftist constituents to raise as much hell as possible both against the Bush administration and the war in Iraq.
As I recall? I seem to remember them considering themselves patriots for those actions.
This present liberal left tactic of attempting to brand the opposition is not something new at all. The favored tactic of democrats and the socialist relativist that permeate their ranks, has always been to deny any guilt of their own and to deny all association or knowledge on any activity that could be considered subversive and then to immediately turn right around and launch counter allegations against the GOP of the exact same nature.
And that is precisely what we have going on now with Pelosi and the others as it concerns Americans standing up and questioning their elected representatives on what they know to be a flawed and fraudulent Obama health care reform package in the US House.
Do Americans not see the transparency involved here by the Obama administration and the completely tilted onto it's left side US Congress? It's obvious that the president has been called out on so many lies and broken campaign promises since taking office, that you literally need an index card list to keep track of all the lies. But the lie he has proposed concerning supposed managed health care reform is the one where Americans have truly awakened to the danger.
It is obvious that the House of Representatives under Pelosi's tutelage and the Senate under Reid's are simply following a carefully choreographed plan that has been in the works in the liberal democrat and progressive thinking left since the days of Teddy Roosevelt. Madame Speaker and Rep. Hoyer even go as far as to admit to that in their joint op/ed and they point directly to Teddy Roosevelt's progressive attempts to steer the country socialist long before his cousin FDR ultimately did so twenty three years later.
But just so the facts don't get lost in the mayhem of politics, I intend to write both Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Hoyer and tell them personally, that i am an unhappy, disgruntled American. And I intend to inform them that my First Amendment rights and those of other like minded Americans, have not and will not be subjugated to the less than creative manipulations of the likes of this president or his democrat leadership in the house and senate.
Not by a long shot has anything changed in the constitution, other than the spin that these interlopers are attempting to put on the health care issue by claiming that Americans aren't entitled to dissent. And I certainly don't intend to be branded by any of this pretend leadership in the house and senate as un-American. Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and the rest are each welcome to their hyphenated America and purposely skewed branding of those who oppose them if it suits their fancy. That's their own freedom
But that doesn't mean that I intend to either wear their tags or allow them to get away with subjugating the Bill of Rights or the Constitution or my rights. Their individual and elected rights and opinions most certain don't trump mine or the millions of other Americans that have been branded by these thugs as un-Americans.
It's about time that Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the rot in Washington came to understand that "we the people" is who they work for and we the people are growing more and more weary of their attempts to stifle our individual freedoms.
Now is truly the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country. And this is not a typing exercise and this is not a fire drill. This is Deadly serious. Our future and the future of our children depends on what we as the accursed "un-Americans" do in the next several months and years as it concerns the socialist destruction of America. So loosen up those fingers people and begin exercising your constitutional right to dissent and to assemble for the purpose of redressing your grievances to your elected representatives. Right them and then get off your duffs and go to these town halls and add your presence of support at the least to those who are willing to speak on your behalf.