Palin Calls for Restraint at Town Halls
Quite a few readers were upset with me for criticizing the mob-like behavior of many town hall demonstrators. Some denied that this behavior even happened at all, accusing the media (or me) of exaggerating and lying about it.
If Sarah Palin were to come out with a statement asking the demonstrators to refrain from intimidation and harassment, would that change your mind? Sarah Palin Notes | Facebook.
There are many disturbing details in the current bill that Washington is trying to rush through Congress, but we must stick to a discussion of the issues and not get sidetracked by tactics that can be accused of leading to intimidation or harassment. Such tactics diminish our nation’s civil discourse which we need now more than ever because the fine print in this outrageous health care proposal must be understood clearly and not get lost in conscientious voters’ passion to want to make elected officials hear what we are saying. Let’s not give the proponents of nationalized health care any reason to criticize us.
Kudos to Palin for speaking out against irresponsible behavior, but how responsible was it when she claimed that her parents and children were going to be forced to “stand in front of Obama’s death panel?”