Below is from Mansfield Tea Party Patriots. Italicized comments at the end are my own.
Monday, 9/30/13 – Just minutes before the midnight deadline President Obama ordered the Federal Government shut down. Make no mistake this shutdown is the result of tyranny on the part of President Obama and Senator Reid. When your government leaders refuse to listen to you and in turn make everyone’s life harder that is tyranny. The American people have spoken time and time again with regards to Obamacare and the President and Senator refuse to listen. This must stop. What also needs to stop is the House negotiating with itself. We the people want you to stand firm on the original Continuing Resolution which defunded Obamacare. The damage that piece of legislation is going to inflict on this country is astronomical. While most believe this is what liberals want so that a single payer system can be implement – of which I have no doubt – that too will also collapse because Americans do not like to be controlled by their government. Even those on the dole don’t want to be controlled by their government. Which is ironic because in many ways they are but they don’t even realize that yet.
It is important that we support the House Republicans who have taken a stand as well as Senators like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul among others. We must all call, email or fax Speaker of the House John Boehner and tell him to stand strong on the Continuing Resolution as first presented and then we have to flood the Senator and the White House demanding they pass that budget. It is the only way to stop tyranny at this time! At election time we can vote those who have ignored us at and then they will realize the might of the American people.