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A Marine Stands Up for the U.S. Constitution

A Marine veteran gives Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA) a civics lesson at a town hall meeting.

Posted on YouTube on August 22, 2009

From the YouTube introduction:

"I, David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that I was not going to be silent anymore. So, I let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. I was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, I quickly scratched what I wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that I borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before I spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy."

Hawaii is the only state with no town hall meetings scheduled for the August congressional recess. Rep. Mazie Hirono was quoted as saying that she is holding meetings that "are really fruitful" with businesses, health care providers and other groups, "as opposed to somebody just coming in [at a town hall meeting] and disrupting (sic) and yelling."