"Be afraid you liberal swine be very afraid !"
Rep. McClintock gave the following speech to the How to Take Back America Conference in St. Louis hosted by the Eagle Forum on September 26, 2009.
A funny thing happened this summer on the Road to Serfdom. The American people decided we donít want to go! We are watching something unfold across the country that is quite remarkable.
We are watching Americans do what Americans have always done whenever we have sensed that our country or our freedom is in danger.
Ever since the days of the Boston Tea Party, in times of crisis, we have set aside our personal pleasures and cares and we have risen to confront whatever danger has presented itself.
We donít wait for our leaders to act Ė we act ourselves and tell our leaders to ďlead, follow or get out of the way.Ē Thatís how we have preserved our liberty for more than ten generations.
And look at whatís happening today. Town hall meetings that typically draw hundreds now draw thousands. Taxpayer rallies that typically draw thousands now draw tens of thousands.
The great silent majority might not pay a lot of attention to politics in normal times. But when a crisis approaches, the true strength of our nation emerges. One by one, individual citizens sense the approach of danger and they rise to the occasion.