Monday, August 10, 2009


Thought of the Day

However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted "Just say no!" drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion.

Let the facts be heard

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.

Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi

Here is a partial list of conservatives whose speeches were disrupted and/or drowned out by liberal intolerants on American College Campuses in the last quarter century or so:

Tom Tancredo (UNC-Chapel Hill 4/14/09)

Virgil Good (UNC-Chapel Hill 4/22/09)

Don Feder (UMass 3/11/09)

Ann Coulter (multiple times most recently at the College of New Jersey 2/19/09)

Ryan Sorba (Smith 5/2/08)

Daniel Pipes (UC-Irvine 2007)

Nonie Darwish (Brown 11/06)

Jim Gilcrest (Columbia, 10/06)

David Horowitz (SF State 2/05 and also at Bowling Green State U in '05)

Benjamin Netanyahu (UC-Berkeley 11/28/00)

Jeane Kirkpatrick (UC-Berkeley 2/83)


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