Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thanks For Clearing That Up, Pelosi And Stoyer

Wow, have I ever been laboring under a false impression! I thought, from what the Constitution (and Bill of Rights) contained, that US citizens have the right to assemble, and the right to free speech. Oh, and that our representatives worked for US, and not the other way around. Was I ever misled by my civics teachers and the Bill of Rights itself! Thank heavens we have two Democrats, the top two in Congress, mind you, to set us straight (so to speak) on that misunderstanding.

Yes, indeedy, Pelosi and Hoyer call protesters of the Health Care Bill "Un-American" in a USA Today Op-Ed. How do you like them apples? Here's a video discussing their charge:

Evidently, neither one of these alleged Democrats has read word one by Thomas Jefferson or any other of our Founders who, themselves, rebelled against their government. Here's a little reminder Speaker Pelosi and House Majority Leader Hoyer: This country was founded by people rebelling and revolting against their own government because of its abuses of the people.

Oh, wait - the phone is ringing, and it's for you - it's from the Get A Clue Department suggesting you get one.

The father of a handicapped child tried to ask his representative a question about how the Health Care plan will do away with any care for his son. Wait until you hear what happened to him:

Can you believe that? He had someone show up in the dead of night to deliver a "message" to him and his wife, terrifying them. Read that again: he had someone show up in the dead of night to deliver a "message" to him for speaking up for his son, and asking a question of his representative.

Wow. Which country is this again?

Well, you'll be glad to know that political pundit, Michael Barone, has cleared up the record - it is NOT "Un-American" to protest against one's government:

This is, by far and wide, my FAVORITE sentence in the entire video: "Kinda ridiculous for a former Community organizer to denounce community organizing..." Uh, yeah.

And I am relieved, too. As someone who has been in her fair share of protests, being photographed by the F.B.I. for participation in some of them, I am relieved to hear that our Democratic leaders have it all wrong. That we do, in fact, have the right to protest, to ask our representatives to answer to US, to make policies that benefit US, and that is what being an American MEANS, Speaker Pelosi and House Majority Leader Hoyer. How in the world can you possibly not know that, given your positions, and the very name of your party?? Dang. I tell you what - here's a link to the Bill of Rights. Maybe you oughta take a little look-see and refresh your memories of just what it our Constitution actually says, especially since you swore to uphold it. I'm just sayin'.

Oh, one last right in there I should point out: we have the right "to petition the government for a redress of grievances." And that's just what we are doing. You can't get more AMERICAN than that.

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