Lawmakers concerned as health-care overhaul foes resort to violence.
Pull Quote: “Our democracy is about participation,” Hoyer said. “Our democracy is about differing and debate and animated debate and passionate debate. But it is not about violence.”
My Response: We live in a Representative Republic Senator Hoyer, not a democracy, and it’s not even representative at this moment in history. Lest anyone think I discount or encourage violence, I do not. We should virulently not violently oppose these people.
The Democrats do this all the time. They pass legislation that is in stark contrast to the wishes of most Americans, then they provide anecdotal evidence of a few crackpots who send death threats. This is a political manuever. It shouldn’t be mistaken as anything but a political manuever to take the discontent of the American public off the front page and put “THREATS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST the Hapsburgs and the McCoys” on the masthead instead.
Should these death threats be taken seriously, of course by law enforcement officials, but how often do government officials receive death threats. How often do they report these death threats to the media, only when it is politically advantageous to do so. I’m quite sure that if the media reported all of the death threats received by Democrats and Republicans that would be the only thing the media covered. They only report these threats when it’s politically advantageous for the Democrats to do so.
Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) has stated that: “This stuff is beyond the pale,” and he said that “People get their signals, or what they think are their signals from people in positions such as we hold. If you participate in it, either from the balcony or the floor of the Senate or the floor of the house, you are aiding and abetting this kind of terrorism really.”
Congressman Clyburn was very vague and general in his accusations and fixes. When someone uses vague warnings it usually calls for change in general. In other words, discontinue these all these calls of dissent Republican members of the House and Senate, for you may stir up some anger in this nation. Either that, or let’s put a little focus on the hysterical Republicans who are telling this nation that our takeover of 1/6th of this economy and the stripping of their freedoms is a bad thing. You’re getting them all worked up for gosh sakes.