A number of events have occurred recently, which are illustrative of just what is happening in this country. Ours is a nation literally under siege by Marxists and socialists, who captured power and the White House last November. They seek to topple completely the America of our Forefathers.
The TEA Parties and the subsequent invigorated Town Hall gatherings have given the fed-up-with-the-feds majority a voice, an outlet to express their deep concerns, outrage, frustrations and disappointments. We are gravely disturbed by the actions of our government since that bloodless coup that began earlier this year when the new president and the new Congress went to work.
ENOUGH, that is the word, the cry, which encapsulates the mood and mind of most Americans. The senseless spending of money, which we don’t have on things we don’t need, by the extremist elite, is flatly immoral, despotic even demonic.
We will look at three specific events that occurred during the month of August, which reveal the temperature of this nation. First is the TEA Party held in Akron, Ohio. Second are two contrasting Town Hall Meetings held in the states of Washington and Ohio.
Thousands (7,000+) of people attended the Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 first-ever Akron Area TEA Party held in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. This was one of the largest, if not the largest TEA Party to date in Ohio, rivaling the statewide Ohio TEA Party on Saturday, August 1, 2009. I was listening to a portion of the WHLO-AM radio broadcast of the event. Ohio State Route 8 was apparently backed up with cars in route to the patriotic gathering. The TEA Party movement along with the barrage of patriotic Americans attending their local Town Hall meetings is a very overdue and very healthy turnaround for this hitherto apathetic country. See details of the even here. One interesting item to note is that U.S. Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D-OH-13) refuses to meet with her constituents over the health care reform and other devious bills. She along with many other members of Congress are hiding this summer. The YouTube video is dedicated to Ms. Sutton.
Hat tip to the BluegrassPundit where I first saw this powerful video posted. This veteran Marine let his congressman (Brian Baird) have both barrels as he figuratively shot him down at a Town Hall Meeting earlier this month. The Marine speaks for me and I think for the majority of Americans.
I, David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that I was not going to be silent anymore. So, I let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. I was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, I quickly scratched what I wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that I borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before I spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy.
Many liberal and wayward Congressional members are hearing from their disgusted constituents this summer. By contrast my Representative, Congressman Jim Jordan (D-OH-4) was the featured presenter at a very hot (weather-wise) Town Hall in Lucas, Ohio last Wednesday evening.
I did not find out until the last minute that the Town Hall was being held. With the help of Mapquest I made my way to the even. How refreshing ti see a true Conservative Congressman who consistently does the right thing. The crowd was very appreciative of Rep. Jordan and his stand and vote against the bailouts, the stimulus bill and his promise to vote against the so-called health care reform or ObamaCare and against Cap and Trade. He is one Congressman who does not need to fear the people because he listens to We the People. He took many questions, which were primarily about the proposed health care reform.
Jordan emphasized that of the three main issues facing Congress right now: Defeating ObamaCare, defeating Cap and Trade and Stopping Runaway Spending, the defeat of ObamaCare by far is the greatest priority. Government cannot run the Post Office, the Veterans Administration Health Care System, the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, how can it assume total control of the entire American Healthcare System? It will only ruin, not run, the best healthcare system in the world. For additional details of the event click here.