When duty calls our brave men and women again are on the ready to serve. Our Veterans – defenders of freedom – are stepping up to the plate at these town hall meetings.
A veteran at a townhall meeting in Mcalester, Oklahoma on 8/18/2009 informs congressman Dan Boren (D-OK) that he personally knows the cost of freedom from his 2 combat tours in Vietnam as crew chief on a MediVac helicopter. He tells Boren that he’s not sure he will vote for him again. The veteran voiced concerns of government intrusion into our homes and lives. “The Sleeping Giant Has Arose”, he added. He demanded a firm commitment from Congressman Boren that he will fight these intrusion on our life styles & wants a watchful eye on these politicians; & that as for him he told Boren: “You Give Me Liberty or You Give Me Death”.
Congressman Boren’s response indicated the pressures he gets from D.C., which left the impression that he may lack the backbone to stand up to the pressures of the democratic party. He said that things happens so quickly in the legislative process. He indicated that when “they” (the democrats) throw a bill on the floor, he’s pressured to vote “yes” or “no”; and that he just cant vote “No”. Someone in the audience shouted: “If you dont read it Vote NO”.
Below is an excerpt of Dan Boren’s response to the Vietnam veteran.
This 2 hr. townhall meetings was held on 8/18/2009 at the Arch Auditorium in McAlester, OK. The hall are nearly full. Approximately 16 people asked questions. 6 of the folks identified themselves as veterans.
And NOT a single time to any of the 6 veterans did Dan Boren say: “thank you for your service”
Dan Boren declares himself as a blue dog democrat. He serves the U.S. 2nd congressional district of Oklahoma.