While President Obama was delivering his most anticipated speech last night for his proposed Healthcare Reform, Rep. Joe Wilson (R. South Carolina) rudely shouted; “You lie” (CNN.com) to Obama during the speech, to which Obama shockingly paused and looked unpleasant to the Republican isle where the disruptive sound came from, and simultaneously, the whole House mumbled and booed in disagreement of the heckler, Rep. Joe Wilson.
This is similar to what we have seen in the last few months during the town hall meetings on the proposed healthcare reform, but most of the hecklers were general constituents who were concerned about their healthcare. However, for someone, who was elected in the office by his constituents to represent them in Washington, but caused to demonstrate such an ignorant and ill-fitted attitude of disrespectful during the speech by the President of the United States, that just shows how low Rep. Wilson is willing to go, into the garbage drain.
No matter who the President of the United States could be, either a Republican or Democrat, and or whether it’s Rep. Wilson’s rightful freedom of speech or what, as a citizen, there comes time for complete civility and respect for the Presidency of the United States, especially when they are congregated in the Chamber of the United States’ Capitol Hill, where civility and respect should sometimes perceive our political and ideological differences, especially during these hard times.
Yes, this is not much similar or even close to what goes on in the House of Commons in the UK, but there comes time for us to bear a good example and witness, not just for us, as decision makers and adults, but mostly for our children, who look up to us.
Regardless whether Rep. Joe Wilson has issued an apology and that Obama and the House of Representatives on both side of the isle have accepted his apology, this statement calls for Rep. Joe Wilson to resign immediately from his elected office. His rudeness and disrespectful behaviors are no different from that of Van Jones, who resigned last weekend as an Adviser to President Obama.