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Dear White House:
I am most strenuously against government taking over our health care in this country. I want to be very clear about this.
Whenever possible, I do try to share with others my belief that the proposed health care legislation is a very bad choice. I don't have to lie or make things up to do this, either; all I need to do is present verifiable facts in a calm and logical manner. I am a working American, a voter, non-violent and reasonable, just a regular person exercising my right to free speech.
It is deeply disturbing that our government is now apparently calling on people to report citizens for exercising their Constitutional rights, merely because they do not agree with the government on this issue and dare to iterate those beliefs in writing. I saw this solicitation with my own eyes on the White House website this morning, but could scarcely believe it.
What are we to make of this? What possible virtue, what possible justification is there in gathering names of dissenters?
This is not the America I know.
Sincerely and respectfully submitted,
Brenda Cox Giguere
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