California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican, is another of those few, principled legislators who wonâ€™t be dining with the president of Mexico tomorrow at a luncheon in his honor. Instead, Donnelly will be outside the governorâ€™s mansion taking part in a demonstration demanding the release of Marine Andrew Tahmooressi.
He noted during the â€œOn The Recordâ€ program that the governor of California, Jerry Brown made a trip to Mexico and failed to raise the issue, so this is an opportunity for the people to do so.
He RSVPâ€™d, â€œI wonâ€™t be dining with Andrewâ€™s captors, but I will be outside in the streets protesting you along with 500 to 1,000 Americans who want to see our Marine return home.â€™â€
The number of protesters may be well in excess of those estimates, given the response and interest that has been generated in the last few days by a public that is tired of an unresponsive government, content to let this hero languish in prison, too afraid to mention his name to the criminals who are holding him as a political prisoner.
Whatever happened to American greatness? Itâ€™s in the people, not the largely gutless selloutÂ politicians. The people will be speaking tomorrow, from the streets of Sacramento.
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