Semper Fi! I’d trust my life to this Marine Veteran. To my government? Not so much!


Rock On David Hedrick, Marine Veteran, who just blisters Washington Congressman Baird, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and the other elitist “know-it-alls” trying to remove our freedoms!

Watch the video of a Townhall meeting with Brian Baird on August 18 in Clark County, Washington…you’ll be cheering by the end (I was cheering and crying!)

(H/T: Atlas Shrugs)

My goodness that felt good!

Classic to-the-point skewering of Baird, and by extension, the other Leftists in power…Here are some of the things the ex-Marine dished out for Baird:

” Stay away from my kids!” (in reference to something Baird said earlier on education)

“I’ve also heard you say you are going to “let” us keep our health insurance.  Well, thank you. It’s not your right to decide whether I keep my plan or not…it’s my decision.”

” A little history lesson…the Nazi’s were the National Socialist Party…they were Leftists. They took over the finances, they took over the car industry, they took over the healthcare in that country.”

“If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a swastika, maybe she should look on the sleeve of her own arm!”

“As a Marine, a disabled veteran,I’ve kept my oath, do you ever intend to keep yours?”

Just so you know, Brian Baird, a Democrat, had this to saya few weeks back about the grassroots efforts by protesters (by the thousands) against healthcare….all across this country:

What we’re seeing right now is close to Brown Shirt tactics,” Baird, D-Vancouver, said in a phone interview. “I mean that very seriously.”

He deserved everything he got from this Marine and more!  He should lose his job Washington voters!

Thank you Marine Veteran David Hedrick.

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6 Responses

  1. First of all, I don’t know what history book he read from, but the Nazis – while they did indeed use the word “socialist” in their full names – were classified as fascist, a political philosophy which falls on the extreme right end of the spectrum. By definition, they put every ampere, every water droplet, every air molecule under governmental control. Accusing the US government of the same is either flat-out wrong (the fact that he’s exercising his right to disagree is proof the government is not fascist), or he needs to re-check his history.

    As for the health insurance quip, that’s making an issue out of semantics. There’s lots of concern right now regarding whether or not one can retain their current health insurance provider if and when the reform bill is passed, so using the language “let you keep your insurance” was reassurance in that regard, nothing more and nothing less. But I’m quite sure both you and the marine knew that; he just wanted another point with which to rally the crowd.

    Finally, his last statement was not only dangerously close to an accusation of treason, but it was also a completely rhetorical question, as he stormed out of the room immediately after without waiting for a response. That very action completely invalidates the entire purpose of the town hall meetings as opportunities to rationally discuss health care reform. Throwing around rhetoric like “nazis” and “indoctrination” and “let vs can” and “you’re not keeping your oath” do absolutely nothing to encourage healthy discussion. Quite the contrary, they actively inflame disputes and lead directly to the mob scenes we’ve been watching on the news for weeks.

    If health care reform is indeed a priority among conservatives, this video would certainly have me believing otherwise.

  2. And as an ex-Marine, David should know better than to compare the US government to that of the Nazis. Making that parallel not only significantly cheapens the memories of the millions of innocents who lost their lives in some of the most heinous and sadistic ways imaginable, but also calls his own perspective into question. If everything is either Axis or Allies, where does the earnest discussion and debate our country was founded upon fit in?

  3. magsol,

    The classification of the NAZIs as “fascists” comes from WWII propaganda, but it isn’t accurate to anyone who has studied their ideology and how they governed Germany during the 1930s.

    First, the use of straight-line political spectrums to identify and classify ideologies as “Left” or “Right” is simplistic. The concept of Fascism being the furthest-most expression of right-wing, or modern conservative thought is thoroughly flawed. It was not even an extreme expression of contemporary European conservative ideology, which emphasized allegiance to the 19th century monarchies.

    Although Hitler was an early admirer of Mussolini, the ideology of the NAZI party had significant differences from the Fascist belief system that existed in countries such as Italy and Spain. BOTH are fundamentally different from American conservative ideology

    The Fascist perspective was an authoritarian central government, allowing limited and controlled capitalism, and in the case of Mussolini, promoting Italian nationalism based on his personal dream of reviving the Roman Empire.

    The National Socialist (NAZI) core belief did echo the Fascist in terms of an authoritarian central government, but went further to include the collectivization or at least subordination of ALL private interests to the State, military expansion that would enable total self sufficiency and further German population growth, and an extreme nationalism based on a doctrine of Germanic racial superiority.

    These two ideologies were at odds with the Communists NOT because they were on the polar ends of the political spectrum, but because they were different branches of the same tree competing for power within post-WWI Europe. The differences between the Fascists, National Socialists, and Communists were in fact more subtle in practice than one might believe at first glance. The Fascists and Nazis emphasized nationalism and military expansion. The Communists initially placed greater emphasis on economics and changing the social order. Fundamentally, ALL were completely centralized and authoritarian in the exercise of government. All violently suppressed political opposition and subordinated individual interest to that of the State.

    Contrast ALL of these belief systems with modern American core conservative beliefs of limited central government, free enterprise, and the importance and worth of the individual. It doesn’t quite line up, does it?

    I recommend “The Third Reich in Power” by Evans.

  4. You said: “were classified as fascist, a political philosophy which falls on the extreme right end of the spectrum. By definition, they put every ampere, every water droplet, every air molecule under governmental control.”

    Fascism is not strictly a right wing political (or economic) ideology. We could argue that point until the cows come home….in summary, some tenants of fascism include authoritarian power, pro-union corporatism, and collectivism…all left wing….and all resemble aspects of Obama’s administration and the Democratic leaders in Congress…

    You said: “There’s lots of concern right now regarding whether or not one can retain their current health insurance provider if and when the reform bill is passed, so using the language “let you keep your insurance” was reassurance in that regard, nothing more and nothing less”

    The concern stems from the arrogance of Obama and others in Washington who think it is their business to tell us whether we can keep it or not.
    It is clear from the House Bill that a government option will eventually be the only option because newly insured and those who lose their coverage, for whatever reason, will be required to take the government option.
    The Marine’s stance on this is perfectly clear….there should be NO question whatsoever…none…nada…as to whether I can keep the coverage I have….however, the bill, as written, generates MAJOR doubt.
    Democrats wrote the bill…arrogance at its finest…and that is what the Marine addressed. The government has NO RIGHT to decide the matter..period.

    You said: “But I’m quite sure both you and the marine knew that; he just wanted another point with which to rally the crowd.”

    That’s all it is to you on the left isn’t it? A big crowd ginned up by insurance companies with people there just to “rally the crowd.”
    Go ahead and believe it….
    And just so you know — the dispassionate fakery is ALL coming from the left…you can see examples of proof at these links:
    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/search?q=union+bus+town+hall

    You said: “his last statement was not only dangerously close to an accusation of treason”
    Is it now against “Leftist law” to state what you think to the guy who supposedly represents you?
    And this Marine sacrificed his time, his body, and potentially his life for Rep Baird to even be standing there.
    Was it treason or “rallying the troops” when Baird called the THOUSANDS of protesters against government-controlled healthcare “brownshirts”?
    Interesting how you see fit to demonize the Marine, but not Baird …who called the Marine and others “brownshirts”.

    You said: “That very action completely invalidates the entire purpose of the town hall meetings as opportunities to rationally discuss health care reform.”

    The people attending the TownHalls put the reps in office. The reps are there to listen and not spew propaganda and lies coming from the Obama administration….and the lies and lies of omission are plentiful in Obama’s rhetoric.
    Besides all that, the VAST majority of town hall meetings have been respectful and cordial…the Marine was also respectful, but forceful, in his views…you apparently have watched purely left wing media propaganda and/or haven’t attended a town hall yourself….they are not meetings consisting solely of shouting matches.
    Did you condone Barney Frank asking one of his constituents what planet she was from? Now there is rational for you.
    Did you condone the SEIU thugs beating up a black man in St. Louis who had the gall to protest Obamacare with Gadsden flags? That really validates the spirit of the town halls, huh?

    You said: “Throwing around rhetoric like “nazis” and “indoctrination” and “let vs can” and “you’re not keeping your oath” do absolutely nothing to encourage healthy discussion. ”

    Rep Baird threw out the first stones in this instance with his “brownshirts” remark….
    as for “Nazi” rhetoric, Nancy Pelosi threw around that rhetoric freely.
    …as for indoctrination..you didn’t even hear in the video what the Marine referred to from Baird’s earlier statement. Nonetheless, there are many Americans who believe indoctrination is not a strong word for what happens in our public education system….You have kids in the system? I do…and regularly I correct them on things like history and holidays because of what they are taught at school.
    …as far as “keeping your oath”…the citizen in Baird’s district has every right to question and demand that from their representatives….especially when such a monstrosity as this healthcare bill is being shoved down America’s throat

    You said: “Quite the contrary, they actively inflame disputes and lead directly to the mob scenes we’ve been watching on the news for weeks.”

    Again, the overwhelming majority of mob scenes have been caused by the SEIU and union thugs infiltrating the town halls.
    The occasional citizen yelling at their rep is a far cry from a “mob” scene.

    You said: “If health care reform is indeed a priority among conservatives, this video would certainly have me believing otherwise.”

    Healthcare is important to most all Americans, but just because conservatives disagree with a plan that includes no compromise doesn’t mean we believe reform is not necessary.
    The Republicans have a healthcare plan (HR 3400) and some have even proposed amendments to the existing versions to eliminate tax-payer funded abortion, and keeping illegal aliens out of our healthcare plan…..both amendments were struck down by party lines….(which also proves its a lie that abortion and illegal alien coverage aren’t included in the healthcare bill, as Obama repeats over and over)
    For you to use Obama’s strawman against those against his plan that its his reform or nothing is pretty cheap. Dissent doesn’t mean one doesn’t have their own beliefs in how to fix a problem….it just means that the right to free speech and exercising your civic duty is alive and well.

  5. magsol,

    Regarding Mr Hedrick’s comments…they reflect what I believe is a growing sense of anger and frustration among people who believe that government is growing too much and is on the verge of launching a massive new program with unknowable downstream consequences. Further, he’s not the only one throwing out the NAZI analogies…several Democratic members of Congress, including Mr Baird, are guilty of the same thing. Mr Hedrick was simply calling him on it.

    It is difficult to have a meaningful discussion about healthcare when there is so much distortion (on both sides). The Left exaggerates the scope and nature of the problem. Some on the Right are distorting what is in the legislation. I think what is missing is an honest discussion of the facts and a reasoned, measured approach to correcting specific deficiencies in a cost-effective manner.

    What many people see is a 1000 page bill full of DC double-speak that no one fully comprehends. The original Democrat strategy was, like the Stimulus, to push this thing through as quickly as possible without meaningful debate. At best, it is shotgun solution to a set of poorly defined problems that affect AT MOST 15% of the country’s population. At worst, it is seen as a “Trojan Horse” hiding a massive expansion in the power and scope of government.

    What occasionally gets lost in the debate is that we simply CAN’T afford any fixes beyond the regulatory. It is said that “elections have consequences”. Well, so does spending ever-increasing amounts of money that we don’t have. I assure you that the consequences of our ever-increasing national debt load will be far worse than some people not having health insurance.

  6. Magsol,
    you said,” And as an ex-Marine, David should know better than to compare the US government to that of the Nazis. Making that parallel not only significantly cheapens the memories of the millions of innocents who lost their lives in some of the most heinous and sadistic ways imaginable, but also calls his own perspective into question. If everything is either Axis or Allies, where does the earnest discussion and debate our country was founded upon fit in?”

    Hey tell it to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, and other Democrats who compare their OWN CITIZENS to Nazi’s, evil-mongers, aliens, and neanderthals, respectively.

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