by Anniel 3/7/16
After following what has happened to The Benghazi Families, Mark Steyn/Judith Curry, victims of crimes by illegal aliens, and now the ICE Agent, why would anyone on God’s green earth subject themselves to the insanity of a Congressional Hearing? Are the witnesses even heard? Are they ever respected as human beings?
Let’s start with the Benghazi Families, those attention seeking liars, according to the oh-so-honest Hillary Clinton and some members of Congress. Patricia Smith was denied information about her son Sean’s death when the State Department, under Hillary, said she was not “a direct family member.” Really? His own mother?
Glen Doherty’s sister, Kate Quigley was made to feel guilty when Hillary lectured her on her need to feel pity for the “uneducated” Libyan people and Clinton said that Ms. Quigley needed get over her own problems.
There are so many visuals showing how often Hillary lied about Benghazi, and that she did so with a straight face. That her followers believe her in spite of irrefutable proof baffles honest people.
All of the Benghazi family members at Congressional Hearings were belittled and ignored when they gave testimony.
At Congressional Hearings on Global Warming, both Mark Steyn and Judith Curry, were treated abominably by both Democrats and eGOP members until they took matters into their own hands. See Stubborn Things article Mark Steyn Goes To Washington (12/29/15), and Steyn’s own column for details.
Victims of crimes perpetrated by illegal aliens and their loved ones might as well speak to the walls for all the good Congressional hearings do them.
Donald Trump has highlighted their sufferings at many of his “Build the Wall” rallies. Are anyone but Trumpsters listening? Not so you’d notice.
And now the former marine and ICE Agent turned ICE Union Representative, Chris Crane, has added his testimony as to what occurs at Congressional Hearings. His story concerns Marco Rubio and the Gang of Eight Hearing just before their bill was put on the floor. The news of Crane’s testimony lasted all of three days because no one wants to hear about it. Breitbart News presented the story, and, yes, the questions by Breitbart are so repetitive as to be boring, but the question is not only is it true, but does it continue to show a trend of dishonesty, particularly on the part of Rubio, his cronies and Congress? See: Nation’s ICE Officers Detail How Marco Rubio Betrayed Them
No one, not even Rush, seems willing to touch this story with a 10-foot pole. Why? Are they afraid to question Rubio’s conservative principles? Do they not believe the story Crane tells? Rubio’s response about Breitbart taking part in “conspiracies theories” was so ludicrous as to be laughable.
The information I take away from these situations is that more Americans need to publicly walk out of demeaning Congressional Hearings, and then let their voices be heard in other public venues such as letters to the Editors of local news sources, complaints to local, state and federal legislators, anyplace they can get a hearing.
How does a citizen demand Redress of Grievances? One site gives an overview.
After reading this site it would seem that any serious effort based on First Amendment Redress of grievances has never been anything but a POLITICAL ploy for a very long time, AND THAT ANY PETITION FOR REDRESS RECEIVED BY ANY BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT CAN SAFELY BE IGNORED, just thrown in the trash can of history. Why should that be? How have we as citizens let it happen?
Maybe we really do have no other choice than to become supporters of the Convention of the States movement.
The Kabuki Theater of the entire government continues unchecked by anyone, including We the People. We have so much to be angry about and no one in the DC corridor seems to even notice. I guess they think they are invulnerable and better than we are.