Tone Down the Angry Rhetoric? How about we tone down the socialist policies that cause the anger?

Dead bodies lie covered in a Safeway parking lot while an ongoing crime scene was processed by Tuscon police, the Pima county sheriff and as many federal alphabet agencies as you could pour out of a can of Alphabet Soup. And yet, rather than mourning this event, a rabid liberal media began salivating at the opportunity to blame this deranged action of a madman on angry, Conservative political rhetoric.  Chris Mathews was chomping at the bit (or was that foaming at the mouth) to pin this on Sarah Palin, the second amendment, guns, talk radio, Rush Limbaugh and anything else he could think of.  How many times did you hear during the first 24-48 hours after this terrible incident, "we must tone down the angry rhetoric"?

Liberal politicians rushed to the Sunday morning talk shows to blame the actions of a madman on Conservative action groups and people speaking out against a bloated, over-reaching and unresponsive government. They seek to blame the messenger but ignore the message!

Naturally, I am deeply saddened by the devastation caused by this madman. But as for stepping back on speaking out - NOT A CHANCE! Instead of telling people they shouldn't be speaking angrily about governmental policies, how about we tone back the socialist policies that are angering the people?  Is that too much to ask Mr. President? Senator Reid?

The American people just suffered through several years of the most out of touch American government I can remember living through or reading about. A healthcare bill, opposed by an overwhelming majority of the voters was shoved down our throats by Nancy Pelosi, Barrack Obama and Harry Reid.  Spending resolutions that wasted trillions of dollars were passed without hardly a debate or even a proper reading of the bills over the objection of the population.  That criminals, drug dealers, terrorists and illegal aliens continue to pour across our borders with little if any credible response from the federal government is extremely frustrating to a majority of Americans and many state government officials. 

Votes are held in the middle of the night to avoid public scrutiny, the president appoints key positions during congressional recesses to bypass the Constitutional checks and balances put in place by WE THE PEOPLE! Bills are passed so we can find out what is in them. The president takes one extended, lavish vacation after another while millions of Americans are unemployed or underemployed. A "lame duck" Congress crams through major treaties and important legislation after many of their members are fired by their voters. And federal agencies like the FCC and the EPA seek to strip us of our rights without as much as a Congressional Hearing.  Is it any wonder people are angry?

Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence sets the foundation for our response. It suggests, no, it commands that we speak out against a government that does not respond to the will of the people. In fact, it says, " But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Now I am not suggesting it is time to violently overthrow the government. Nor that the government's actions caused the shooting of the innocents in Tucson. However, many are trying to use this event as an excuse to step on our God-given right to speak out about an abusive, non-responsive government.  That cannot be allowed to happen. Should we cave in to pressures to roll back the justifiable anger at the government, we slide one step closer to losing our most important freedom.  A person without free speech is not free.

Mr. Obama, Sen. Reid, members of the US Congress, heads of government bureaucracies, try listening to us.  Listen to the will of those who have consented to be governed by you. We have given you the responsibility to govern, but the power is ours. Listen to us or be replaced by those who will. 

The Tea Party will not go away. While we have the right to remain silent, you do not have the right to demand it. Your actions have awakened the American people to our responsibility to monitor our pubic servants. Remember, you are servants, not royalty. It is WE THE PEOPLE who truly govern this nation and we demand you listen.

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Taking pieces out of context from the Declaration of Independence is unfair and incendiary.  This is still a free nation -- free press is omnipresent, we are expressing it right now.  We can overthrow our government peacefully every four years.
despotism |ˈdespəˌtizəm| noun the exercise of absolute power, esp. in a cruel and oppressive way : the King's arbitrary despotism. • a country or political system where the ruler holds absolute power. Kindly, Sondra

Sondra, the quote is neither unfair nor incendiary.  It is a statement of fact.  And, if you read the next paragraph, I said this was not a call for the violent overthrow of the government.

And yes, you are almost right, we get to overthrow the government every TWO years as we just did this past November.

The point of the quote is our nation was formed from strong political discourse against a government that would not listen to it's people. 

I heard you earlier on kpft and I think you guys are very civil on such a sensitive subject. I very much disagree with your divisive view and those of the Tea Party. Where were you guys when George Bush was in the govt giving tax breaks to the rich and dragging us into useless wars. Now you"want your country back" Tell me from who...a black man?

Adesina, thank you for your comments. Fortunately in our country we have plenty of room for people who disagree and we have a process that encourages the discussion of opposing ideas. This is part of what makes this country great.

As for your devisive comment about President Bush, I can tell you I was very vocal in opposition to many of President Bush's policies, just as I am those of the current occupant of the oval office.  Remember the vote was approved by the Congress with members of both parties voting for it.  I did however, object to the prosecution of the war.  I believe it was very mismanaged.

I also objected to the runaway spending of the Bush administration, just as I do the Obama administration.

As for your race comment, I don't know you, but I am willing to bet that kind of comment is beneath you and certainly does not add to civil discrouse.  You will never win over anyone to your position by accusing them of being a racist.  Objection to the policies of this administration and the most recent Congress has nothing to do with race.  Last time I looked, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi were white and the President Obama is the 1st black president, he is also the 44th white one.

If you want to raise the level of discussion, you would do better to stick with issues and leave race out of it.  It is very unbecoming and moves your position backwards instead of forward.

 

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