Truer words have rarely been spoken. Now, when our nation is under attack from enemies, both foreign and domestic, the citizenry has polarized. Those who have read the legislation flying through Congress at an alarming rate and those who believe the lies being perpetuated by the media and our federal government.
I am watching Arlen Spectre's Town Hall Meeting and an interesting, albeit infuriating, thing just occurred. One of the senator's constituents quoted the healthcare legislation ready to be voted on by the House of Representative in September. Specifically, she quoted the "if you're 59 years or older we'll give you a pain pill and end of life counseling and send you on your way" and the senator replied, "That is not true and a vicious, malicious falsehood!" And then turned away from his constituent. Scroll down a few posts on this blog and you will find the exact terminology she was quoting. I copied and pasted it from the House of Representative's website, changing not a word, and THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS.
This is precisely what is wrong with our current Congress. They are vehemently defending something they have NEVER read. Spectre made a fool of himself and it is clearly time for him to stop being a senator, that's if all the other reasons weren't enough. Pelosi, everytime she opens her mouth, proves she is nothing more than a talking head with her "astroturf" and "un-American" categorizations of hard-working Americans who have simply had enough of the destruction of the American dream and liberties.
Americans are sick to death of politicians and are hungering for statesmen. We are sick of being accused of being un-American for standing strong for the U.S. Constitution, the Republic of the United States of America and our God-given rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." And because of those stances, we have been promoted from right-wing extremists to political terrorists.
These every day Americans exercising their Constitutional right of freedom of speech, who have not destroyed anything or attacked anyone, are now labeled political terrorists because we are holding these politicians accountable for their traitorous actions and legislation. Because we vehemently disagree with the U.S. Congress' and the Obama Administration's policies we are political terrorists. Terrorist?
I've heard no news report that any Americans currently protesting this government having blown anything up, like ... Obama's good buddy William Ayers.
I've heard no news report of any Americans currently protesting this government having physically attacked anyone, like ... ACORN, SEIU and the Black Panthers.
I've heard no news report of any American currently protesting this government having lit anything on fire ... like liberal protests.
But we're the political terrorists? I don't think so. To equate patriotism and the exercising of our Constitutional rights as terrorism is insulting, disgusting and enraging.
So here's my message to Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the others who are so dismissive and insulting of this grassroots movement that is based on the very foundation of American politics.
We have had enough! We cannot be insulted into silence. We cannot be threatened into silence. We are simply not that weak. We are Americans who actually know our rights. We are Americans who actually know what the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights say. We are Americans who understand the political rights and our right to let our politicians know precisely how we feel about their actions. We are Americans who still believe America should be the "land of the free and the home of the brave." We are not weak. We are not afraid. We are not cowards. Do not judge us according to your own actions and values. For we have nothing in common with the likes of those dismantling American at breakneck speed.
Americans protesting the rise of socialism and the wildly out of control spending are being verbally and physically attacked. And now we can add politically attacked. The founding fathers and every man and woman who died that this country might remain that bastion of freedom must be frothing at the mouth by now. And yes, I do believe they are watching from heaven as the nation they fought so hard to preserve is being dismantled from within.
And so let me state simply and unequically: We cannot be stopped. I end with words that ring in the heart of every American:
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause, it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
"Very few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its maximum hour of danger. This is that moment and you are that generation! Now is the time to defend our freedoms." - Judge Andrew Napolitano
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