"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness." Declaration of IndependenceWithin the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers indicated that whenever government becomes destructive with regards to the rights of the governed that it should be abolished, altered and a new government instituted. I guess you could say that the Townsend Acts, the Stamp Act or the Intolerable Acts would have been totally permissible if the Colonist would have just paid their taxes and not protested their unfair taxation without representation within the British Parliament. There would not have been a Boston Tea Party or a Boston Massacre which ultimately helped to usher in the Colonial uprising that later became the American Revolution. But these people were fed up and acted out to protest an ever increasing governmental intrusion into their lives. I am sure that there was someone in the British Parliament or even King George himself that called their actions not British-like!
Now along comes Cruella D'Pelosi and announces that Americans that protest the ever increasing governmental intrusion into their lives as Un-American behavior. Maybe they didn't teach American history at Trinity College or maybe considering the age of Cruella the history of the American uprising in the 18th century had not been committed to book form yet. At any rate if she had half a clue she would realize that what the American people are doing is very American. In other countries the consequences are much worse as in civil uprising and coup d'etat.
But as the founding of this country has shown us we only needed one civil uprising to start this nation. All other governmental changes have been peaceable and without bloodshed. Every two years we have the opportunity to change our government through the ballot even though elections can have dire consequences, ala President B-Rock and his Band of Merry Men.
Americans are just trying to utilize the Constitutional rights of assembly and protest to voice their total disapproval of a health care initiative that has been proposed with little debate and with very few Congressmen ever reading it in its entirety.
Now the Congressional Democrat leadership is running scared of a few vocal voters. They have decided to stage a protest of their own and not hold town hall style meetings as to keep the 'angry mobs' away. They would rather control the meetings via conference calls and staged question and answer sessions much like President B-Rock monthly pressers.
Let me get this right. You are elected by the people in your district to serve them, yet because you cannot handle personal conflict you choose to not meet your electorate face to face thus you are not available and are seen as hiding from the public. Hmmmm. If I did that in my job with the customers that help to pay my salary then I would be one of the millions looking for a job. I guess the writers of the Declaration of Independence were right....time to abolish and institute a new government, peaceably in 2010. These Congressmen should be voted out of office if for nothing more than cowardice. How can you vote to send our troops to war around the globe but cannot stomach the few hours spent with the people you represent and pay your salary?
And Ms. D'Pelosi. She has gotta go! She has insulted the American people for the very last time. The ignorant voters of California have been sending this clown to Washington since 1987. It is time for a wake up for the left coast. Remember elections do have consequences!
These are my words! Please post yours!