First, let's go to the Way-Back Machine. 2003, when Hillary Clinton screeched . . .
Remember that? Not that those on the Right ever called those people unpatriotic. We questioned their judgement, certainly. Still do.
More here . . . .
Bumper stickers . . . .
Editorials, moral declarations, music and video.
But no longer.
Now, we have our president asking for citizens to tattle on one another.
Quote: " If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Dissent must now be crushed, because having the Federal Government control health care is touted as the end-all be-all for our survival as a nation. Never mind that this is the same Federal Government that brought us Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Craptacular Stimulus Bill That We Really Needed But Didn't Actually Do Anything for The Economy.
Those who stand up against our government? Unamerican. Exercise your First Amendment rights? Be booted from the room. Dare stand up to union thugs? Be beaten:
All this just because over half the population has realized that the government option will lead to a single-payer option, which will have no choice but to ration health care. Especially to the older citizens. The new responsibility that our elderly will be burdened with is a duty to die, because otherwise costs will be out of control.
As for the claim that the current plan being offered won't lead to a single-payer plan, their own words can speak volumes:
Dissent. Dissent loudly. Dissent often. And keep dissenting.