Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi says town hall protests are un-American. Oh, I’m sorry Madame Speaker, I thought it was a right under the 1st Amendment to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances. Speaker Pelosi doesn’t seem to believe in the first amendment unless it is being executed by someone who agrees with her.
Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer wrote an op-ed in the USA Today in which they both tried to undermine the grassroots effort taking place against Obamacare. Pelosi herself compared the town hall protesters to Nazi’s by claiming they were carrying “Swastika’s” to the meetings. From USA Today:
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.
Let me ask Nancy Pelosi; was it un-American to protest the Iraq War? Was it un-American to protest the outcome of the 2000 and 2004 elections? Is it un-American to protest daily in favor of Abortion on the steps of the Supreme Court? Then why is it considered un-American to confront your elected representative about an issue as important as healthcare?
Ms. Pelosi, no one on the right is afraid of differing views on healthcare, we simply do not want a socialized healthcare system that will undoubtedly destroy our economy. What are the facts that you claim we are afraid of? The only view point being drowned out is the view of those who oppose the democrats plan. (see SEIU for details)
Speaker Pelosi claiming town hall protesters are carrying swastika’s and saying town hall protesters are un-American is arrogant and quite frankly, dangerous.
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