On Wednesday, September 2, I attended a town hall meeting/luncheon with Congressman Brett Guthrie at the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn here in Owensboro, Kentucky. Congressman Guthrie (who represents the Second Congressional District of Kentucky) met with various constituents to answer their questions about various issues. The Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro’s local newspaper) had a reporter there, and several news crews from the local television stations were also present.
The issues brought up at the town hall meeting include the following: illegal immigration, the economy, protecting the banks, protecting the grid, Common Core, Planned Parenthood, religious freedom, ISIS (especially their persecution of Christians), and ousting John Boehner as Speaker of the House.
Removing Boehner as Speaker of the House is a case in point. As some of you know, Boehner has practically become a RINO, and has given into Obama on various matters. And as Speaker of the House, he also controls the purse strings for the United States Government. In addition, I have been told that Boehner is an alcoholic, and that by the afternoon he is usually drunk. So do we really want a drunkard as a leader of Congress?
As a result, Congressman Mark Meadows (who represents the 11th district of North Carolina) has introduced a resolution to remove Boehner as Speaker of the House. At this point, it is unclear if the resolution will pass. But should it pass, not only would the House of Representatives have better leadership (and thus stand up to Obama), but the Senate would be also pressured into standing up to the Obama Administration (I was told that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is also a RINO).
When I spoke to Guthrie, I focused on two issues: the Iran nuclear deal and Obamacare. In regards to the Iran nuclear deal, I simply stated that should Iran develop nuclear weapons, then not only would Israel be in danger, but also the entire world. Hence, I urged him to join the fight in rejecting the Iran nuclear deal.
I then voiced my opinion on Obamacare, in which I told Guthrie that it was a cluster****. I added that it was ridiculous that people who had health coverage prior to Obamacare becoming law were now being deprived of their health coverage and are now forced to purchase it elsewhere or face a penalty.
In case you’re wondering where I learned such a word, it is from the Clint Eastwood film Heartbreak Ridge.
In conclusion, I encourage all of you out there to attend such town hall meetings in order to make your voices heard.
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