Dear Patrick Joseph Kennedy II,
Thank you for your concern over the Health Care debate. With all of the uninsured and under-insured Americans and illegal citizens that we have in this country using the current health care system, something must be done. You have the foresight to look past all of the inessential topics that have been discussed in the news, like who will be covered and how to pay for "Change". You have found what is most important by warning that the "health-care debate could turn violent."
I understand your concern. While your family has had a violent history, I am sure that you yourself have had a quiet past. If we overlook the cocaine use during your teenage years, drugs and alcohol abuse while you were a student at Providence College, & collaborating to cover up a rape. We will also not mention that on May 4, 2006 you crashed your convertible into a barricade on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., at 2:45 a.m. As you stated you were merely disoriented from prescription medications Ambien and Phenergan. But the accident was not without merit as you noted in your statement to officers that you were "late for a vote". However, the last vote of the night had occurred almost six hours earlier. At least you were not on a bridge with a passenger.
With all the soccer moms, senior citizens, and workers that are littering the streets lawfully protesting, violence is bound to ensue. We have already had a case where blood has been shed over this topic. I believe that it was a health care reform activist who bit off the left pinky of a 65-year-old man who opposed health care reform. I hope that your warning was intended to go both ways.
Thank you for thinking about the rights of the citizens in this debate. Debate was in the founding principles of this great Country. While understanding that "we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration". We must be reasonable and understand that freedom of speech does not allow yelling ‘fire’ in the middle of a crowded movie theater." Nor is there room for yelling "YOU LIE" in a Joint Session.
These are important times of debate as "Change" is coming to America. This topic has brought together people in open debate from many different socials aspects and walks of life. Proving that in this country communication is what can bridge any divide. For example you are a Liberal, bipolar, recovering alcoholic who lies his was through life and I am a tax paying, Bible reading, Conservative, Republican who has a nasty habit of telling the truth. I suppose we can't all be perfect.
Thank you for your service to Our Country,
From the soon to be former State of Texas