Rich Galen
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The petitioning the government for a redress of grievances is part of the right of the people to peaceably assemble.

Ok, you say, but is shouting at a town hall "peaceably" assembling? Who is going to make that call? How loud is too loud? When does too loud become no longer "peaceable" and thus un-American?

Do union hires pounding on the bottoms of large plastic tubs for hours on end to protest a non-union construction project in downtown DC count as "peaceably" assembling? Or are they un-American?

And the "facts themselves?" The facts themselves are Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer sent their caucus home without a clue as to what they were supposed to be selling.

So, what Pelosi and Hoyer really want is to have Americans accept anything the Federal government chooses to impose upon us with no dissent, no discussion, no pesky First Amendment.

That, my friends, sounds un-American. Maybe we do need to bring back HUAC.

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Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at Mullings.com.