Tone Down the Angry Rhetoric? How about we tone down the socialist policies that cause the anger?
by Bob Price on January 14, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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?
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.