Freedom of speech wins at town halls
News 14 Poll
News 14 Carolina, August 12, 2009
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“These are challenging times for the citizens of western North Carolina,” said McHenry in a statement on his site. “As Congress considers sweeping legislation impacting our economy, energy security, and healthcare, it is vital that I get feedback from my constituents.”
As town hall meetings continue throughout the nation regarding President Obama’s push for comprehensive health care reform, some gatherings have turned into what many consider to be uncivilized shouting matches.
But others, including the majority of voters on a recent news14.com poll, say these concerned taxpayers are only expressing the freedom of speech given to all Americans by the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights...
Feedback is one thing that constituents seem to have plenty of on this issue.