Certain members of Congress are saying that people who protest the health care bill in town hall meetings are "Un-American". Have we all forgotten that 50 years ago people took to the streets in protest and it was this protest that finally granted civil rights to ALL our citizens? That it was protest that finally gave voting rights to people who had been disenfranchised in their own country? That it was protest that finally gave women the rights to compete equally in the business world? That lowered the voting age from 21 to 18?
Now people are protesting a bill that is so vaguely written it could lead to the loss of our liberty, our health -- our very lives if passed. People are no longer content to simply sit back and trust elected officials to do what is in our best interests. But they try to villainize those of us who protest?
Is protesting, in a country "By the people, Of the people, For the people" really Un-American
so how are they NOT LISTENING just because they aren't listening to YOU?
How are they not listening? You really have to ask that? People flooded the hill with phone calls against the bailouts, and the stimulus. So much so, the phone lines crashed. They voted it in anyway. Polls show majority of Americans are AGAINST the bailouts and AGAINST the stimulus. Yet, here we are...... Broke, with a lacking stimulus, and flawed bailout program that was RUSHED into law... The problem is, the "silent" majority is no longer silent and taking action. Some do it peacefully... SOME use leftist style radical principles.... Some on the left have even been accsued and FOUND guilty lying to make the RIGHT look bad. The left is scrambling and they will fall on their own. 2010!
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:41 PM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by BEXi at 11:44 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
Protesting isn't un American. Planting people and encouraging them to fight rather than debate is certainly unproductive.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by islandwalker at 11:50 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:56 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:04 PM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 12:07 PM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:08 PM on Aug. 15, 2009
How many conservatives have been shouted down at universities and public forums? It was wrong then, but accepted as free speech. They created a precedent for the protests that followed.
Yes, it's not nice. However, it's not unAmerican.
Answer by mancosmomma at 12:11 PM on Aug. 15, 2009
Questioning government is ALWAYS a good thing. Screaming so no one else can be heard, threatening lives and spreading lies...NOT SO MUCH!
Is this not EXACTLY what the government is doing???? They just don't have to raise their voices to scream out their lies. The just broadcast them on every tv station in the universe.
Answer by Dawn4175 at 12:23 PM on Aug. 15, 2009