Monday, October 19, 2009

Rep. Metcalfe call vets "traitors" for supporting clean energy

Representative Daryl Metcalfe is at it again. This time he has called Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans “Traitors” and “Benedict Arnolds” for disagreeing with him on energy policy.
Here’s the story. A group of veterans are traveling across the country on a 21-state bus tour to talk to citizens and local community leaders about the dangers of climate change and its threat to national security. The tour will make stops in Pennsylvania on October 20th through the 22nd (see below for the PA schedule).
The tour is sponsored by Operation Free, a coalition of veterans and national security groups working together to raise public awareness about national security threats posed by climate change and the importance of building a clean energy economy that is not tied to fossil fuels. Operation Free and its members support a clean energy plan that cuts carbon pollution, develops clean energy incentives, and puts America in control of its energy future.
The vets in Operation Free invited local elected officials to join them at each of their stops. When Rep. Metcalfe got his invitation this is what he wrote back:
Subject: Re: Veterans for American Power Bus Tour coming to your state
As a veteran,
I believe that any veteran lending their name, to promote the leftist propaganda of global warming and climate change, in an effort to control more of the wealth created in our economy, through cap and tax type policies, all in the name of national security, is a traitor to the oath he or she took defend the Constitution of our great nation!
Remember Benedict Arnold before giving credibility to a veteran who uses their service as a means to promote a leftist agenda.
Drill Baby Drill!!!
For Liberty,
Daryl Metcalfe
State Representative
Veteran U.S. Army
I happen to agree with the vets that a clean energy plan is in the best interest of our national security. But whether you agree or not, to call someone a “traitor” is beyond outrageous. It is against everything this nation stands for.
Join people from all over Pennsylvania in demanding that Rep. Metcalfe apologize for his insult to our veterans, the Constitution and every American. Click here to fax Metcalfe now: It will only take a minute if you use the letter we’ve drafted, or you can write your own comments to Metcalfe.
Thank you in advance for standing up for our ability to speak out without government persecution.
In Solidarity,
Michael Morrill
Keystone Progress
Join the Vets at one of their Pennsylvania stops:
Pennsylvania Tour SchedulePittsburgh PA: Veterans will hold a press conference, take a tour of the Oakland Veterans Hospital, and have dinner in Pittsburgh.
Press Conference
Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 4:00 PM
Pittsburgh Jobs Corps Center, 7175 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
Tour of Oakland Veterans HospitalWHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 5:30 PM
Oakland Vets Hospital, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA
Toast and DinnerWHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 6:40 PM
Primanti Brothers Restaurant, 3803 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Harrisburg, PA: Veterans will host a breakfast roundtable with local veterans and a press conference with local veterans and officials. They will then take a tour of a local job training site with union members.
Breakfast Roundtable
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 10:00 AM
Bagel Lovers coffee shop, 327 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA
Press conference
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 11:00 AM
Capitol Rotunda, 228 Walnut St., Harrisburg, PA
Paul Bachman, Central PA Building Trades President
Terry Peck, UA Local 520 Business Manager
Local veterans
Tour of Job Training Center
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 11:50 AM
Plumbers & Pipefittes 520, 7193 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA
Philadelphia, PA: Veterans will host a town hall with State Rep. Brian Lentz
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 4:00 PM
Philadelphia City Hall, Mayor's Reception Room (Room 202), Enter through NE entrance of City Hall, near intersection of Juniper and Market Streets.
Scranton, PA: Veterans will host a press conference with local citizens.
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 10:15 AM
Civil War Memorial for press conference, N. Washington Ave and Spruce Street, Scranton, PA


Marisa said...

For those looking for more information, you can learn more about Operation FREE here:

And you can sign their petition asking Rep. Metcalfe to apologize here:

Unknown said...

I wrote my State Rep about this, and here is here response

Daryl is an "interesting" man. Last month he ranted against homosexuals. I would support any censure, but to be honest , it needs to come from those who elect him. That is the most effective way to send him a message. He wouldn't last a day in a district like the 143rd, but they keep on electing him in Hazleton.

I will say something to him when we are next in session. To call our veterans traitors is unacceptable, no matter what the reason.
Please keep in touch,

Marguerite C. Quinn
State Representative
143rd District

Anonymous said...

Guess he is taking cue cards from Nancy Pelosi and other Progressives who called Americans 'Astroturf', Nazi's, Unpatriotic, and 'mobs' for expressing their rights during Tea Party Protests over the past few months.

Nothing new here ... besides, didn't you know that 2009 was the 4th coldest year on record?? ... and we've been on a cooling trend for 10 years across the globe. Guess the Global Warming models were wrong .. or just made up !!

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