- - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I am a Christian, veteran, wife, mother and grandmother. I have shown my disagreement with Obamacare prior to its passage and after by attending protests on the Mall in Washington, going to a protest at the office of my congressman, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, and even showing up at a town-hall meeting given by Mr. Hoyer. I have walked the halls of our national lawmakers and expressed my disagreement with their staffers. I have written and submitted letters to the editors of various newspapers and proudly displayed bumper stickers I have had made.

For our efforts, I and others have been routinely vilified by the president, lawmakers and the news media. We have been called racist, Nazis and worse. We were only concerned that what has happened was going to happen. I am not speaking of the Healthcare.gov website; I am speaking of those who were responsible enough to have coverage. Many of them have lost that coverage and are seeing their premiums rise.

As I have always said, “Ain’t nothing free.” Someone will pay for those that get something without paying for it. I would like to get a true apology from all those who vilified us.


Waldorf, Md.