Protest is apart of our history. Protest and freedom of speech DEFINES America.
Yet, Nancy Pelosi sure likes to call things "un-American."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, insisting at the start of a long and politically heated summer congressional recess that healthcare reform can be achieved this fall, today are calling the disruption of "town-hall'' meetings by vocal protesters "simply un-American.''And members of Congress shutting out their constituents' concerns over BAD policy is misrepresentation.
"However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue,'' the two leaders write. "These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views -- but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.''
And this, from a woman who thinks enforcing American immigration law is also "un-American." Nancy, get a new word.
Pelosi and Hoyer should be recalled immediately.