On July 17, 2009, a group of about 40 Tea Party Patriots gathered in front of the federal building in Morgantown, WV to protest nationalized health care. I was one of those patriots. We peacefully stood on the sidewalk with signs, signed a petition, and letters addressed to Congressman Alan Mollohan were distributed. Our intent was to one at a time walk up to his office to hand deliver the letters which urged him to vote against any legislation that would lead to nationalized health care. We were told only one person from our group and one person from a small counter protest could go up to his office. I left shortly after we were told this, as I had two small children with me and it started to thunderstorm. I have been told that after I left, patriots, including an elderly woman, were not permitted to enter the building and were even chased from under the awning where they were huddled for shelter from a downpour.
Petitioning the government is one of the fundamental rights granted to us by the constitution. America is a great nation because our government is accountable to the people. We, as American citizens and constituents of the 1st district of the great state of West Virginia, just wanted to express our thoughts to our congressman. We acted in a peaceful and respectful manner.
If we do not use our rights we will lose them. If we do not stand up for our rights we will lose them. Nationalized Health care threatens our freedom to make decisions regarding our health care and adds a large spending program to our nation which is already trillions of dollars in debt.
I ask that everyone in the 1st district of West Virginia download a copy of the letter below and mail or hand deliver it to Congressman Mollohan’s office. We will be heard.
Congressman Mollohan's Harrison county office is located in the post office in downtown Clarksburg (500 W Pike St, Clarksburg, WV)
Visit the following website to find offices in other parts of the district:
If you cannot hand deliver the letter you can mail it to:
Congressman Alan B. Mollohan (First District)
2302 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515