One of the most frustrating things is to have something to say and not be able to find someone to say it to. Worse yet is to find someone only to discover that the other person wasn’t really listening. They may have become distracted and or they may just not be interested. Either way, it has virtually the same effect on the speaker. Now, when someone listens to you it can be so refreshing. We all have something to say. We all want to be heard.
It is no secret that there is much policy making going on in Washington and many people have something to say. Unless you live under a rock you would have to be aware that only certain people are listened to and those are they who praise the administration. If you disagree with your Congress persons or the administration you are likely to go unnoticed. Actually you may be slandered, made fun of, or otherwise belittled in some way, but nothing more.
This is exactly the results I have had in communicating with the President and my Congress Persons. I have found that writings have resulted in being ignored or receiving some computer generated goo that usually ignores my question or comment. From what I can tell, those people who have peacefully protested in front of officials offices have been run off, ignored, and treated like pests. That is what happened at Claire McCaskill’s office in Saint Louis.
As of yesterday, Mr. Obama had yet to treat protesters as Americans exercising their rights. If he mentions them at all it is in a derogatory or condescending manner. Perhaps Mr. Obama does not see these people as Americans. Surely as a self proclaimed Constitutional Scholar, Mr. Obama should be aware that this is the peaceful way citizens address their grievances.
In April,2009 A newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats.
Looking at their definition of “right-wing extremists” would qualify most Tea Party attendees. I could be easily be labeled as an extremist yet I think of myself as a moderate. Are you concerned about immigration, increasing federal power, 2nd amendment rights, abortion, or the loss of U.S. Sovereignty? Duh! These terms describe better than 50% of Americans. That would mean that the majority are “right-wing extremists”. Doesn’t that make you wonder what this administration is up to? By denying the validity of our concerns, they increase our concern. Increased concern leads to increased activity. Still the deny us their ears. Our concerns escalate.
Of late I have come to suspect that this Administration hoping to aggravate those with concerns. Daily Obama fans the flames of discord with his elitist comments and socialist agenda. Perhaps he hopes to divide our nation and use that division to accomplish his agenda. Perhaps he hopes to enrage America. He sure isn’t trying to unite it.
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