March 23, 2010
Normally I do not use this blog as a forum for any kind of discussion of current political events. I have friends of all different political ideologies and I am not prepared to debate any of my personal beliefs in this kind of forum.
About all I will say is I am a moderate person politically who sees lots of gray in life and have voted for both Republican and Democratic candidates. I USED to consider myself Politically Incorrect.
The events of this past weekend during the final part of the health care debate in the House of Representatives has finally made me say something.
I don’t care what your views on the issues are but I want to know when it became acceptable to shout derogatory remarks at elected officials of this country in the halls of congress?
John Lewis -One of the major participants in this country’s civil rights movement having to endure being called the “N” word.
Barney Frank – Homophobic epitaphs being unleashed at one of our senior elected officials.
I have been to congress and felt as if I was in a special place. Name calling of this sort is improper anywhere but especially so in the halls of congress.
The Tea Party demonstrators claim to love our country but do they even respect it and it’s institutions?
I am a firm believer in political activism and questioning the actions of our elected officials. But do we really want to become a country of such severe hate towards others whose beliefs may be different from our own?
How can there be dialogue with actions like these.
The Tea Party claims their dissatisfaction with our President is not racially or hate motivated and me with my “Pollyanna” view of things believed this. I thought they were just acting from a place of fear.
As always –