August 10, 2009

Pelossi Attacks Health Care Protesters

Posted by Judi Lynn Lake at 17:16
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It seems Madam Speaker's getting a bit 'worked up' these days... According to USA Today, she states:
"...We believe it is healthy for such a historic effort to be subject to so much scrutiny and debate. The failure of past attempts is a reminder that health insurance reform is a defining moment in our nation's history — it is well worth the time it takes to get it right. We are confident that we will get this right.

Already, three House committees have passed this critical legislation and over August, the two of us will work closely with those three committees to produce one strong piece of legislation that the House will approve in September.

In the meantime, as members of Congress spend time at home during August, they are talking with their constituents about reform. The dialogue between elected representatives and constituents is at the heart of our democracy and plays an integral role in assuring that the legislation we write reflects the genuine needs and concerns of the people we represent.

However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted "Just say no!" drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion.

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.

Health care is complex. It touches every American life. It drives our economy. People must be allowed to learn the facts...." read more

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It is my belief, as Ms. Pelosi writes, "...Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American...." -- quite the contrary is true and Ms. Pelosi knows it. America has been founded on truth and freedom and this administration is trying desperately to hyjack from us what our forefather's fought so desperately for. Capital Hill does not want opposing views; however they work for us and not visa versa! This is our America and, to my understanding, we still live "in the land of the free."

Bottom line is this: many American's oppose ObamaCare [including myself] and Congress needs to listen and not lie to the public any longer - There have not been violence at any town meetings; basically, America is "mad as hell" and Congress had better listen...

Following is a video to remind DC what America is all about. If our President and his gang would just take a moment to think about what America really stands for perhaps...

oh, never mind; I don't really think they get it... nor do they care... this has got to be the most 'upside-down' administration ever...

May God help us all.

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The following video, Founding Fathers: The Threat of Tyranny, courtesy of You Tube.


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