Big Brother is Watching: White House Website Urges Citizens to Report People Who Oppose Healthcare Reform
Beware what you say to whom; Big Brother, or probably more accurately anybody, can be listening to you.
The White House website now has a page that is asking citizens to report anybody who opposes the healthcare reform bill. From this page:
Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, “facts are stubborn things.”
Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to “uncover” the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. 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.
There it is directly from the White House website. As bad as it is that citizens are being asked to report to the government those who may be responsible for sending emails that are critical of healthcare reform, there is something even more scary than that in this statement. Did you catch the part about “casual conversations?”
People are being asked by the government to report people who they talk to that oppose healthcare reform. In other words the government is asking Americans to spy on other Americans and report them if their views are different than the president’s views.
Did you ever believe that this day would come in America? Suddenly opposing the president isn’t patriotic, as it was when Bush was the president. Now if you oppose the president the government is asking that you be reported for simply debating the issues with another citizen.
This president is looking to stifle debate in an effort to push his radical agenda and there in NOTHING more unpatriotic or un-American than that idea. This president has a narcissist complex unlike any that we have ever seen in a president.
John Cornyn summed this situation up well when he said the following:
I am not aware of any precedent for a president asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed fishy or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests
Debate of the people is the centerpiece of the American model. We are supposed to debate the issues and choose our leaders based on these issue and here we have the White House making criminals out of those who merely have a difference of opinions on the issues. This is not criminal, it is simply part of the process. If this president cannot handle having people disagree with him he should never have even run for president.
As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights
How true is that statement? Barack Obama is trying to intimidate those who disagree with him on this issue, but we must not let that stop us. I am going to report myself to the White House as soon as I finish this post. I am calling out the president, DO NOT TRY TO STOP MY RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH THROUGH SUCH THUGGISH METHODS. If you think that I am wrong do not try to silence me, debate me. That was how the system was set up.
Barack Obama is advocating turning in people who talk to others about their opposition to healthcare reform, if you talk to a healthcare reform advocate and they decide to they can report you to the White House as an enemy to the president’s agenda. This is disgraceful and un-American to say the least. But then again Obama hates America so it shouldn’t be surprising that he would try to silence those that love America and what she stands for.
The president has drawn a line in the sand, he has defined his enemy and his enemy is anybody who opposes a government takeover of the healthcare industry. One can judge a person by the company he keeps and Barack Obama is no exception. He has aligned himself with radicals all of his life and because of that we can label him a radical. But you can also measure a person by who he calls his enemies and with this website page Barack Obama has called over 50% of Americans his enemy.
We can not stand for his Orwellian policies any longer, it is time to stand up. Barack Obama is trying to marginalize and intimidate those who do not agree with him. It is now more important than ever to stand up and tell the president that those who oppose him are not going away because of a simple intimidation tactic, if anything this should galvanize us against such fascistic behavior. It is time to take our country back!