08.31.2009 0

The Silent Majority Roars

  • On: 09/15/2009 09:46:16
  • In: Conservative Movement
  • By Robert Romano

    On Saturday, September 12th, more than a million concerned citizens—rich and poor, young and old, male and female—descended upon the nation’s capital, to protest the direction in which their country is being taken. They stood in opposition to Barack Obama’s takeover of the health care system, against the nation’s unsustainable debt, against high taxes, against socialism, and very particularly, against a government that has grown far too big, and much too intrusive.

    It was a shot heard around the world—only you might have missed it in what can only be described as a void of coverage by the controlled media. But, for politicians who spend much of their time in DC, the message was undeniable. It has been heard. And the only remaining question is whether they will listen.

    The silent majority has roared in way that it never has before. It is silent no more. It is angry. And it’s ready to tell the political leaders, the media lackeys, and anyone else who will listen, that they’re not going to take it anymore.

    Dr. Scott Barbour, one of the slated speakers at the rally, in an exclusive interview with the Washington News Observer said, “I’m trying to protect the doctor-patient relationship. I’m very concerned about the government takeover of health care. I know that’s not the direction that we need to be going. My patients don’t want this, that’s what they all tell me. I don’t want this. My colleagues don’t want this. We’re trying to help Congress understand that we don’t want this. We don’t want to destroy the greatest health care on the face of the earth.”

    Dr. Barbour continued, explaining that government systems consistently failed to pay for themselves and provide quality care, “Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt. Pretty soon there will be fewer people paying in to the system than actually enjoy benefits.”

    He’s right. All together, the nation faces about $104 trillion in unfunded liabilities in Social Security and Medicare. The $11.4 trillion national debt is projected to grow to over $20 trillion in the next ten years—and that’s only if the Obama-Reid-Pelosi regime stops increasing spending now. The Federal Reserve has more than doubled the money supply since the financial crisis began. And the dollar is still sinking with gold holding at more than $1,000 an ounce, signaling worrisome inflation for years to come.

    And atop it all, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid would pile a trillion-dollar “health care” abomination that rations treatment, reduces private options, and adds to the debt.

    Dennis Harbard of Mason, OH, is certainly worried. And he shares the sentiments of millions of Americans concerned that the nation is on an unsustainable path. He traveled in one of seven buses from Stark County, among 35 buses he knew of from his home state.

    When asked why he had journeyed to Washington, Mr. Harbard explained, “Too much government, too much spending, too much tax, too much deficit, too much national debt—$12 trillion, adding $2 trillion to it this year, and a trillion every year after that. Our children are never going to dig out from under it.”

    It was a driving theme for attendees, who held signs ready, “Give us liberty, not debt”; “We’re angry because you’re not listening”; and “Government is the problem, not the solution.”

    Cynthia Yockey said of ObamaCare, “If it were really designed to provide health care, it would start with tort reform, it would start with training more doctors, nurses, and health care professionals so they would be there when the demand is there. And, competition would reduce prices and provide more creativity and better services.”

    Pam Besheer traveled to Washington, DC from Akron, OH with a message to deliver to her representatives, “We’re doing everything wrong. There is no excuse to ruin this country willfully from the inside. We just need to create our own jobs, and develop our own resources. And we’re not a socialist country, it’s not going to work here. I know it’s been creeping along for years, but it’s time to put it to a stop.”

    She’s right. The silent majority has now spoken. Now, it’s time to see if the Majority Party is capable of listening.

    Robert Romano is the ALG Senior News Editor. Interviews courtesy of Washington News Observer.

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