I just heard on the news that the members of congress who voted to pass the health care bill are receiving death threats.
Lawmakers in Washington are supposed to represent the voice and vote of the people who elected them. They are sent to Washington to work the will of the people. I don’t know how America could have made it any more clear that they did not want this health care package. They wrote their congressmen, they took to the streets, they even demonstrated right on their own doorstep and they still refused to listen to them! Congressmen and women stopped their ears and refused to listen to the voices of their people.
While I strongly oppose making death threats against anyone, more specifically, these congressmen and women who voted for this health care bill, I’m not surprised it’s happening. Hundreds of thousands of people participated in “town halls” across the country. This wasn’t just conservatives, there were democrats, republicans, and independents who showed up in a solidarity lacking in congress to vocalize their disapproval of the direction the Obama administration is taking our nation. When you cease to listen to the voice of your people, they will riot at your door. I don’t know how we the people could have made our desire any more plain than we did. We didn’t want Obamacare. They passed it anyway. Why are they so surprised that people are angry?
Instead of making death threats or vandalizing the offices of the members of congress, I encourage people to demonstrate their disapproval in a place these people will hear the most… the voting booths. They won’t listen when we scream from the rooftops, so we should send them packing. Some of them have said they don’t believe the voters will vote them out… prove them wrong.