Wednesday, March 24, 2010

People Are Angry

In what is surely an overplayed headline, Drudge is linking to a story that Democrat house members are at risk for violence. Stenny Hoyer is playing this up, and hinting darkly about Republican... well something:
“I would hope that we would join together jointly and make it very clear that none of us condone this kind of activity,” Hoyer told reporters. “And when we see it, we speak out strongly in opposition to it. And I would hope that we would do that going forward.”

However, John Boehner had already been quoted:
“I know many Americans are angry over this health care bill, and that Washington Democrats just aren’t listening,” Boehner said. “But, as I’ve said, violence and threats are unacceptable. That’s not the American way. We need to take that anger and channel it into positive change. Call your congressman, go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, make your voice heard — but let's do it the right way."

Exactly. Threats of violence and violence itself are the refuge of the impotent, such as al-Qaeda, who don't really believe in their ability to persuade. That anger is palpable, but must condense to a steely resolve to undo the damage this does to the constitutional form of our Republic. We will make a difference this November, there is and will not ever be a need for violence in our form of government.

By the way, the only thing I watched on Sunday from the news was Boehner's speech, it was magnificent and captured my feelings, so here he is:

Note the bureaucratic way in which the acting Speaker turns away Boehner's request for a call of the roll.

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