This is a draft of letter I am composing to send to Gazette. Should I send as Citizen Gene or as Tea Party Patriot? What say you?
It is unfortunate that the town hall meetings that Congressmen and Senators held lately have degenerated into shouting and some in violence. I can see no reason for violence, but I think I do see reason for anger on the part of some citizens.
We have all seen and read of meetings and statements made in the past few months by congressmen to constituents in which they stated that they wanted to end the use of private medical insurance. There are several examples of these statements made in public meetings on ‘YouTube’, an alternate news source. I have even seen and heard clips of President Obama (then Senator or candidate) when he stated that the goal of the Democrat Party was to have single payer, or government medical insurance only.
I have retrieved a copy of the current bill in the House of Representatives (HR3200) and have read it. It clearly sets up conditions that will eventually result in replacing all private health insurance with federal government insurance. This is very clearly set out starting on page 16 of the bill as it exists in the federal government web site www.thomas.gov
. The bill states that if you drop your current, private health insurance, you cannot purchase another private policy, you must purchase a policy issued by the federal government. Thus, if you change jobs, or you loose your job, you cannot change to a new private policy, you must take a federal government policy. In following pages there are many other conditions placed upon private insurance policies that will result in those corporations dropping out of the market, which is right in line with what has been promised by Democrat Congressmen.
I have seen President Obama state that you can keep your insurance if you are happy with it. I have seen President Obama answer questions about the policy to the effect that he does not know all that is in it. I have heard Congressmen and Senators state that they don’t have time and do not understand what is in these 1,000 page bills (re: Rep. Waxman (D-CA)).
I personally know others who have read the whole HR3200 bill. I have seen people go into town hall meetings and ask if they can keep their current insurance. When told “yes” by a Senator, Congressman or member of the administration they get very angry because it seems to the citizen that either that person is completely incompetent and has no idea what is in a bill that he ‘supports’ or he does know, but thinks you are too stupid to find out. Either way, the citizens become enraged to be treated that way by people who are supposed to represent them and work for them.
Deep within us something is telling us that we have a group of people in our federal government who no longer feel any connection to us, but instead think that we are unruly and need to be controlled for our own good.
Next, when no one listens, the people start to feel powerless; some become enraged. This is a very dangerous point in the relations between the federal government and the citizens of the United States. I believe this is the point in our history that the State governments must step in and stop all of this, by enforcing the constitution upon the federal government, which was created by the States.
We, the people, need to replace everyone in the federal government. This is the only way to extinguish the current mind set in Washington DC. That mind set is that they are the rulers and they will care for us, whether we like it or not. We need to completely erase the combined memory of a federal government that thinks that benign tyranny has a place in the United States of America. We do this at the ballot box.
The Gadsden Flag, dating to colonial America, features a coiled eastern diamond back rattle snake and says “Don’t Tread on Me”; in the year 2009, our Venom is our Vote.