Liberty and Freedom
Pelosi on 9 March 2010, 2 weeks before the Death Bill was passed:
“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."
This links to her entire speech; the quote is the beginning of a paragraph about 2/3 of the way down.
Translation: Americans have no right to know what laws are being foisted upon them. And in case any citizen would actually attempt to read the bill for themselves, let's make it so incredibly long (2700 pages) and bound up with so much other totally unrelated legislation, they'll never have time to know what hit them before we pass it.
Yeah, Nancy, can't WAIT to see what Congress has done to us.