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Threats Against Congress Increase Threefold

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posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 06:12 AM

WASHINGTON -- Ranging from vulgar language to talk of murder, threats against senators and representatives nearly tripled in recent months as the health care overhaul sparked public anger, The Washington Post reported.

House and Senate lawmakers reported 42 threats from January to March, compared with 15 in the last three months of 2009, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer said in a story posted on the newspaper's Web site late Thursday. Nearly all the threats, including at least three that led to arrests, appeared to come from people who opposed the health care bill Democrats championed and President Barack Obama signed into law last month.

Most of the threats were aimed at members of the House, said Gainer, the former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.

"The incidents ranged from very vulgar to serious threats, including death threats," he said. "The ability to carry them out is another question and part of an investigation to determine what, if any, appropriate steps to take."

Source: News Article

Does this even surprise you? I feel there are enough outraged and/or insane people out there to do this type of thing. In fact, I'll bet there are many, many more threats that go unnoticed. I wonder, does the Elected Official actually read the threatening letter, or are they simply informed of it?

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 07:12 AM
I wish they would show their outrage at the voting polls and maybe by putting up those dumb political yard signs everywhere.

Nothing is more threatening to Pelosi or other arrogant politicians than the thought of losing their power.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 07:23 AM
They are arrogant, reckless & cavalier.

They disrespect taxpayers at every turn.

They have no shame funding & covering up the atrocities & terrorism they sponsor, with YOURS & unborn American's money.

They listen to the lobbyists, who are nothing other than hijackers, hijacking the US government away from the citizens, legal residents & voters.

Why does this kind of reaction not surprise me.

My question is why aren't more people angry & standing up to a rogue, unconstitutional government?

Violence should be the last resort, but we must get the US government under the direction of citizens instead of hijacker lobbyists & foreign elements.

America is the people.

America is NOT the government, it is NOT the military, it is not even the constitution, it is first last & always the people.

And if that is too liberal for people, then you can go to Iran, a murdering, fascist, theocratic police state.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 08:35 AM
What makes me angry is that it is legal to use lies to whip the public into a frenzy in order to regain power by a bunch of goons that put us in this mess in the first place. I believe the media has a responsibility to the public to speak the truth not lies about taxes, birth certificates, death panels, communists, socialists, health care, etc.

It is sad to me to see citizens who think they are standing up for their rights and their country be used like toilet paper to try and change the balance of power. People need to remember why the government is so lopsided now in the first place, and that was because the republicans nearly destroyed the country and damaged the constitution with the patriot act and similar legislation.

I am angry because these wars are still going on and because the patriot act hasn't been repealed. I am not worried about children getting health care at all. I have health care and no amount of lies told by Fox news is going to make me think that I won't have the same health care I have had for the last 15 years at my job. I am also happy that a health care mandate will mean that I don't have to pay higher premiums in order to cover people who do not or will not buy health care. Those folks get sick too you know. I'm sure a corporation that profits 15 billion a year can afford to lose a few million in order to provide health care for the less fortunate so I don't have to.

So I think these people instigating these lies should be held accountable by the public and I don't mean Obama and Pelosi. I mean Palin and Beck and Limbaugh and Hannity, etc. They need to be in jail.

[edit on 9-4-2010 by damwel]

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 08:44 AM
Newsflash damwel,

Massachusetts where forced mandates have been enacted has the FASTEST rising insurance premiums in the nation as well as the highest per capita health costs.

Is the math really that difficult to do?

This is nothing but corporate welfare.

No Universal care.
No single payer insurer [to cut down all the legal battles & paperwork]

Not EVEN a public option as a fig leaf if you don't want to be forced to buy insurance from the very same murdering insurance companies that are at the heart of the problem.

Add in bloated give aways to the Pharma companies.

So what did you get?

a very few meager insurance regs full of corporate loopholes & vast bloated corporate welfare.

My gosh your standards of acceptable legislation are INCREDIBLY low.

I guess you have bought into the notion that having your government hijacked by corporate lobbyists is 'OK' with you.

As for the wars,
that is defense contractor lobbying as well as the CIA, NSA, Pentagon etc giving an excuse for their treasonous existence.

I am not a tea-bagger,
but this government needs a MAJOR overhaul & cleanup.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 08:45 AM
Why arent we documenting threats the politicians make against us?

Pass this bill or your children will die?
Pay more taxes or we'll fire all the cops and release all the prisoners?
Pay this tax or we'll throw you in jail, confiscate your property and kick your family out on the street?

Correct me if Im wrong but their threats against us are backed by far more soldiers, far more guns, far more prisons and all the 'justice' they need.

But some guy from Missouri writing a letter gets all the attention?

Seems a bit backwards to me.

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