Monday, August 17, 2009
Arlen Specter thinks America is a Democracy, not a Republic
Dissent from Americans will not stand in the way of the orchestrated agenda in Washington to destroy America
By Larry Simons
August 17, 2009
Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) appeared yesterday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos and was asked about the anger that he [and every other Democratic politician] has been subject to at town hall meetings from protesters of Obama’s health care plan.
ABC reporter Jake Tapper asked Specter, “Where does the anger come from Senator Specter?” Specter answered by saying the American people are nervous about losing their jobs and they are uncertain about the health care bill. Then Specter said this:
“Although those people need to be heard and have a right to be heard, that they’re not really representative of America in uh, in my opinion. We have to be careful here, uh not to let uh, those town meetings dominate the scene and influence what we do on health policy.”
So, in other words, because Specter “feels” these angry protesters aren’t in the majority and they only represent a small demographic of America, their voices and concerns mean nothing. It will have no influence whatsoever in Washington.
Specter thinks America is a Democracy, where the majority rule. Someone needs to remind Specter that America is a Republic, and a Republic is a government that establishes the rule of law and where representatives are chosen by the people to listen to their concerns and represent them accordingly.
Only in a pure democracy does the minority have no rights. Specter is essentially saying these angry town hall protesters have no rights because they don’t represent “most Americans.”
Specter then said:
“We also can’t allow these kinds of town hall meetings to dominate the political process. That would be destructive of what we need to do to figure out what is the best approach.”
Translation: Since the majority of protesters oppose Obama’s health care plan, of which Specter supports, then in Specter’s “opinion”, these people are the minority, and since he believes America is a Democracy and not a Republic, these protesters have no rights. Their dissent will not stand in the way of his plans in Washington because these people do not count.
watch the clip
Also posted at Prison Planet here