I once worked for a gentleman who grew up during the depression, was drafted into the Army during World War II, and grew up in a family that worked hard for everything they owned. The one important lesson he passed onto me was this.
“You can not depend on the government to give you the truth. You must listen to both sides of the story, think critically, and make up your own mind about who is telling you the truth.”
So in trying to follow both sides of the story during the election I signed up with a new e-mail address, logged on to the Democrat side and the Republican side so I can get updates from time to time from both parties. Some how – and I am not sure exactly how – I have been receiving information from mybarackobama.com.
Well yesterday I received a notice that I could organize my own group to talk about Obama’s health care plan. I said what the heck, why not. (Click on the image to view the invitation.)
My Event read as follows…
The Truth Behind National Health Care
Lets talk about the truth when President Obama says things like … You can keep your doctor and you can keep your health care. However there is always a catch to when he says this. Join me and I will tell you the truth about the plan, and what it means for you and your family. Let’s stand together!
This afternoon I get the following e-mail…
Thank you for your involvement in My.BarackObama. However, the event tool is intended for events that support President Barack Obama and bringing needed change to our country. Unfortunately, all unrelated events must be removed. I do apologize for any inconvenience. Please remember our policy in the future. Thank you so much for your understanding.
My question for the president… If you want people to know the truth and have a discussion, why not allow all events and not just the ones that suite your needs? It’s a sad day when the a truth-sayer must be censored.
Edited to add (Steve): Even though Organizing for America canceled Tom’s meeting, we’re not sure if they still plan to send along the materials and step-by-step instructions needed to ensure the Phone Booth event would have been a success.