Pelosi/Hoyer op-ed in USA Today calls townhall protesters "un-American"

Posted by DarthDilbert at 8/10/2009 07:57:00 AM

Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.

This month, despite the disruptions, members of Congress will listen to their constituents back home and explain reform legislation. We are confident that our principles of affordable, quality health care will stand up to any and all critics.

Now - with Americans strongly supporting health insurance reform, with Congress reaching consensus on a plan, and with a president who ran and won on this specific promise of change - America is closer than ever to this century-deferred goal.

First, as for Pelosi/Hoyer's claim that opposing ObamaCare is "un-American," I need to direct you to her comment from 17 March 2005: "Why should we put a plan out? Our plan is to stop him.(Bush) He must be stopped." She might want to remember the words of John Adams who said in Spring 1772: "The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty." ObamaCare is nothing short than an affront to the liberty each and every American holds sacred to them.

Second, you claim that "members of Congress will listen to their constituents back home." Does this apply to all members of Congress? Many are running scared behind your skirt clinging to their Dashboard Obama hoping that he will change the hearts of those opposed to this egregious and unconstitutional plan.

Finally Pelosi/Hoyer claim that "Americans strongly support health insurance reform" when the truth is just the opposite. Before writing such drivel, I would suggest they take a look at Hoyer's website where a poll he has on the front page has 76.9% not believing that reforming America's health care system should be a top priority.

Contact Information:
Nancy Pelosi
Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0100

District Office
450 Golden Gate Ave. 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 556-4862

Washington, D.C. Office
235 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4965

Steny Hoyer
1705 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4131
Fax: (202) 225-4300


USA Today


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