"Voicing dissent to an out-of-control government Hell-bent
on taking over the nation's entire health care system is not
'un-American.' It every American's a patriotic duty."—ALG President Bill Wilson.
August 10th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer for "disgracefully labeling 'ObamaCare' opponents across the nation as 'un-American.'"
"This time, Pelosi and Hoyer have gone too far. This is a complete political meltdown," said Wilson.
"Voicing dissent to an out-of-control government Hell-bent on taking over the nation's entire health care system is not 'un-American.' It's every American's patriotic duty," Wilson added.
In the pages of USA Today, Pelosi and Hoyer wrote, "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."
"There is plenty of room on the national stage for the pros and the cons of government-run socialized medicine to be heard," said Wilson. "Nobody is being 'drowned out.' Instead, folks are hearing supporters and opponents and making up their own minds."
"Pelosi's problem is that the opponents are winning the argument," Wilson explained. "Nancy Pelosi has completely lost her mind. Going after Congress' own constituents? She has proven once again that the Botox has caused permanent brain damage."
According to Rasmussen Reports, just 32 percent of voters nationwide favor a single-payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone. 57 percent are opposed to a single-payer plan.
"The numbers against this abomination are overwhelming, there's no other way to put it," Wilson said. "Members of Congress should be listening to their constituents, not to tin-pot demagogues in San Francisco."
Pelosi and Hoyer's oped in USA Today, followed other controversial statements by Democratic members of the House. Congressman Steve Kagen said they're "uncivilized," and Congressman Baron Hill called them "political terrorists."
"These statements from members of Congress are simply beyond the pale," Wilson said.
"We have a reached a point in the political debate when it is clear that not only do members of Congress ignore their own constituents, they disdain the American people for opposing the government's continued command-and-control approach to running their lives," Wilson concluded.