Hockey Player Refuses To Visit Obama, Team Says He’s Wrong About Government Threatening Our Freedoms
Tim Thomas, of the Boston Bruins, refused to attend the ceremony for the team at the White House. He gave a well reasoned, and relatively neutral statement on why he chose to not go.
“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.”
The team issued the following response:
We are disappointed that Tim chose not to join us, and his views certainly do not reflect those of the Jacobs family or the Bruins organization.”
What views don’t ‘reflect on those of the Jacobs family, or the Bruins organization’ again?
- That Rights, Liberties, and Property are under threat?
- That the branches of government are all out of whack from what the founders intended?
- That Tim is a free citizen?
- That both parties are responsible?
Or was this just a general, poorly written, statement that I’m taking out of context?
Posted on January 24, 2012, in Blog, Politics, Sports and tagged Boston Bruins, Bruin, Tim Thomas, White House. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Hockey Player Refuses To Visit Obama, Team Says He’s Wrong About Government Threatening Our Freedoms.