March 29, 2010
The healthcare bill backlash: Our peace vs. their violence
By James Wilson

Most DC Downsizers advocate non-violence. We oppose the initiation of force, and call for prudence even in the use of retaliatory force. We therefore . . .

* Condemn recent threats and acts of violence against Congressional offices because of the healthcare bill
* And urge Congress to likewise condemn and reject the threats and violence contained in the healthcare bill itself

If you agree with this stance, please tell Congress.

You can borrow from or copy this sample letter . . .

Some opponents of the healthcare bill have committed violence or threatened Congressional offices. I deplore this and condemn it. We must reject violence as a mechanism for social change, and this WE must include YOU!

Please notice the violence inherent in the healthcare bill.

The IRS will . . .

* Check to verify that I have "acceptable" health insurance
* Have the authority to fine me up to $2,250, or 2% of my income, whichever is greater, if I can't prove that I've purchased the minimum mandated coverage
* Confiscate any tax refunds I may be owed in order to pay this fine

If I somehow manage to resist either buying your mandated insurance policies, or paying the fines you would impose on me, then eventually policemen with guns will show up at my door to kidnap me and imprison me. If I resist then these agents will draw their guns, and point them at me. If I attempt to defend myself then they will shoot me.

This is the violence with which you have threatened me if I do not bow to your dictates. So, of course, I plan to submit, but . . .

Please do NOT take my submission for acceptance. I am merely surrendering to your threats, NOT agreeing with your dictates, or validating your love of intimidation and violence.

I advocate non-violence, and oppose the initiation of force. I advocate this for YOU too.

Instead of pursuing the path of non-violence, look at what you're doing . . .

My supposed government may hire nearly 17,000 new IRS auditors and agents to investigate, intimidate, and perhaps assault, peaceful Americans like me, who simply disagree with your grand designs for how they should live their lives. Please don't do this!

Please join me in condemning violence.

YOU can do this by immediately introducing legislation to repeal the healthcare bill. Do not concern yourself with the difficulty of passing such a repeal. Instead, have a care for your own moral standing. Simply introduce the repeal bill, and leave it to others in Congress to make their own moral choices.


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Perry Willis
Vice President, Inc.

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