Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat House leadership just unveiled new rules for Congress, the representative body of the American people. One thing that’s very clear from the new rules is that they’re designed to shut down free debate in Congress.
Even in the nation’s government, Democrats are intent on censoring other points of view. They must be opposed.
At least one Republican is making a stand. Representative and ranking member of the House Rules Committee Tom Cole (R-OK) issued a statement condemning Pelosi’s rule changes.
“This package is a blatant and cowardly assault on the voices and views of the Republican minority, which represents a growing number of seats in the House following the general election in November,” Cole stated.
“Alarmingly, the package includes eliminating the longstanding motion to recommit in its current form and censoring opposing ideas…Clearly, this proves that Democrats are afraid of Republican ideas, and they cannot effectively defend their own points of view.”
Cole’s statement continues: “In addition to limiting procedural tools historically available to the minority party in Congress for more than a century, I am very disturbed that the package attacks the right to free speech by creating an ethics violation for members and employees of the House who post or share things that others think are unfounded or inappropriate.”
“Such a rule is rife with the possibility of abuse and likely to be enforced in a way that creates a double standard between the majority and minority. This is a dark day for the preservation of free and thoughtful debate in the institution and indeed, all members elected by the people and for the people.”
Amen, Representative Cole. Democrats are afraid of our ideas, so they’re trying to silence them. We can’t let that happen, or we lose America forever.