I went to a Hockey Game and a Town Hall meeting Broke Out


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The first Amendment reads like this, “

“ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

via First Amendment to the United States Constitution – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The  provisions that jumps out at me is, abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Mad as Hell and going to a Town Hall Meeting

Mad as Hell and going to a Town Hall Meeting

I am not seeing the ‘yelling’ clause anywhere in the amendment, but then again I am a strict constitutionalists or an originalist as  coined by Judge Antonin Scalia.  This is a belief that the constitution should be interpreted as its founder originally intended.  I am not so sure the framers wanted two factoions of on issue to gather in a acoustically unforgiving room and yell our grievance at the same time.  Maybe a little organization and dialogue could go a long way here.

What is now happening is the left groups are now sending their screaming for a big primal therapy fest.  I am sure that type of treatment came a long time after the framers of the constitution.

While our right wing rants of being shut out of the process is making the news everyday, I am sure that our goal is a bit more sophisticated that a ten second sound bite.  A good defense is a great office.  Take my favorite art, Judo, use the openents power against them to defeat them.

All the presenters to share their great insight and have your questions in hand to show they haven’t even read the bill.

Yelling after all for the multitude of seniors could cause a health care crisis during a town hall.  Who wants to yell, “is there a doctor in the house”? to Congressman playing doctor.

A health care town hall meeting in Florida on Thursday dissolved into bouts of heckling and violent pushing and shoving among attendees.

A Tampa, Florida, health care reform meeting sparks noisy exchanges between attendees.

A Tampa, Florida, health care reform meeting sparks noisy exchanges between attendees.

The meeting in Tampa, which featured Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor and Florida State Representative Betty Reed, was another example of the tense battle lines that have been created in the passionate health care debate.

Hundreds showed for the meeting at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, some carrying signs railing against President Obama’s proposed health care reforms. Hundreds more were not able to get into the meeting room.

As Castor first began to speak, scuffles broke out as people tried to get into the meeting room. Parts of the congresswoman’s speech was drowned out by chants of “read the bill, read the bill” and “tyranny,” video of the meeting showed. Video Watch protests erupt at meeting »

At one point, an event organizer told the crowd, “If pushing and shoving continues, we will have to clear the room. The police will make the decision if it is still safe.”

At times outside the meeting, people tried to drown out pro-Obama chants of “Yes we can” with chants of “Just say no.”

Democrats have complained about similar demonstrations recently with White House spokesman Robert Gibbs accusing Republican groups of “manufacturing” public anger. Video Watch controversy over ‘orchestrated’ protests »

Liberal groups have also started sending supporters detailed instructions on strategies to counter what they call organized disruptions of congressional health care town hall meetings.

via Town hall meeting on health care turns ugly – CNN.com.

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