H/T askmarionfreeway overpass rally impeach obama, no amnesty

As an aside,  I noticed some nasty comments on some Facebook pages after the overpass protest on July 19th.  So I posted a public “note” on my Facebook page.  I thought I’d share it here:

“Impeach Obama” Overpass Protests – Traffic Jams & Cold Pizza

July 19, 2013 at 11:46pm: It has come to my attention by way of some Facebook pages of some friends, that there were some hostilities over the traffic congestion over I-355 between St. Charles Road and North Avenue in Lombard on 07/19/2013.

Some people may have been inconvenienced by being late getting home or going to work. Some people may have even had cold pizzas (as posted on one page).  I’m trying to reconcile those tragic issues against more real problems that this entire country is facing, including those who suffered cold pizza.

This country (you, John Q. Public) has a historic level of debt created by the people who govern this country… perhaps put in office by your very own efforts. We have a new healthcare system that no one wanted and no one can afford that won’t provide you the needs you hoped it would.  We have criminals and numerous heavy scandals, the likes of which have never before occurred in D.C. making even Watergate of the 70′s pale in comparison.  We had several of our best and most heroic military people killed in Benghazi directly due to incompetence of the State Department (Hillary Clinton) and President Obama.  People died and no one was held responsible.  It was “no big deal” as Hillary put it.  Families lost husbands and fathers and brothers, yet your pizza is cold.

We have military people dying in battles that we shouldn’t even be engaged in… wars we somehow got involved in merely on an illegal presidential dictate by a tyrant who doesn’t adhere to our Constitution.  Members of our military are being brought home in body bags.  But your pizza is cold.

We have the IRS getting involved in politics by harassing those who don’t tow Obama’s party line.  The IRS has also forced audits on people who don’t tow the line.  Our Constitution is being trampled, but your pizza is cold.

We have an intelligence arm of the government that snoops on all citizens.  Your guaranteed right to privacy by the Fourth Amendment has vanished under the false guise of “security”.  But, your pizza is cold.

We have unprotected borders and representatives in Congress who only represent special interests that are about to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants who have broken laws that would put any legal citizen behind bars.  The illegal immigrants just as much a leach on our tax dollars as the so-called “representatives” in Congress.  But your pizza is cold.

What’s left of our economy is perhaps the largest economic bubble waiting to burst.. it’s worth only propped up by oil prices that depend on the US dollar.  The US has nothing to sell except debt and one day, we will have to pay that debt.  All the US will be Detroit and life as you know it will change for the worse.  But your pizza is cold.

There are enough issues to fill a book, but change needs to happen and it needs to happen soon. Obama needs to go and already with the scandals he in involved in, there is more than enough legal reasoning to impeach him (more so than any former president) if only Congress had the balls to do so.

Congress doesn’t have the balls, so We The People (that includes you with the cold pizza) need to apply pressure on our representatives.

Protests are pointless if they are held in an empty field and have no effect on anyone. The very point of a protest is an “in your face” address to the public at large, whether on a curb side, at the Capitol an or on an overpass during a Friday rush hour. Protests are meant to draw your attention to a problem.

Protests aren’t meant to be convenient to others. If the public gets irritated, then the public should  apply pressure to the source of the problem… the government.  If the public wants the protests to go away, then the public has to help make the problem go away.  This is how the Constitution works.  We The People are the unspoken “fourth branch” of a government that was intended to be “by the people, for the people”.  Where have you been?

The protests will continue.

We all hear the problems that are going on in this country.  The question has always been, “what are you going to do about it?”   While your pizza is getting cold,  some gave up their pizza to stand for hours in hot, humid weather while you sat in your air conditioned car. Some went through the bother of driving long distances and spent money on signs and other materials.  Some risked arrest if the police weren’t happy.  But your pizza -cold as it was- was safe.

At least those who protested were using their rights to do what the Constitution demands while others sit on their asses waiting for “someone else to fix things”.  They are part of the problem.  Someone else was doing something about it while your pizza was more important to you.

If you haven’t taken the time to educate yourself to know where this country is gong… if you haven’t gotten angry at our government… if you aren’t speaking up, you are part of the problem.  And I don’t give a rat’s ass about your freaking cold pizza.  This country is more important to me.

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