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Shoutdowns Are Not Public Discourse


I respect the rights of all Americans to participate in the political process. I’ve spent much of my life asking people to vote, talk about the issues, and to get involved. There is no doubt that our soldiers are fighting for that right. But, I simply don’t understand the shoutdowns that are taking place across the country.

Some examples:

  • In Tampa, Florida, a town hall meeting erupted into violence, with the police being called to break up fist fights and shoving matches.
  • A Texas Democrat was shouted down by individuals who didn’t even live in his district.
  • One North Carolina representative announced he wouldn’t be holding any town-hall meetings after his office began receiving death threats.
  • And in Maryland, protesters hung a Democratic congressman in effigy to oppose health-care reform.

This is crazy. There is no doubt that heath care needs to be looked at in this country. But, the debate needs to be honest. If you are lying about who you’re, where your from, or who hired you to be there, it seems to me that there is something wrong with your argument.

This is an issue for every American. I respect disagreement that isn’t just partisan bull. It isn’t more American to be on one side. Medicare is a government system that works. Just because I can make sure my employees have good health insurance, doesn’t mean that the system works.

Here at the Injuryboard, we have discussed many of the parts of the health system debate. Disagree with us, but lets do this is in a honest manner.


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  1. Daniel 8791 says:
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    We see fistacuffs on TV of political and courtroom battles from places such as South Korea, Germany and Pakistan. But now there here and they need to stop, reason one being that they don’t get you anywhere. I’d like to think that this type radical activity will cease to exist, but we’ll see soon enough. Come on people, leave this type of craziness in the Hollywood movies.

  2. Mike Bryant says:
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    Hope so, this just doesn’t make sense. But, since so much of it seems to be driven by those that really have no interest in changing the status quo, it may be hard. Hopefully enough regular people will say enough. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.