[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 43 (Sunday, March 21, 2010)]
[Page H1821]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. POE of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today is a defining moment in this 
Nation's history. Will we choose the path of individual liberty or will 
we choose the path of government tyranny? Will we choose the path to be 
in control of our own health, or will we choose to go the way of a 
European nanny state where government forces health choices upon us? 
Will we choose to uphold the sacred motto ``We the People'' or will we 
return to the chains and slavery of government and choose ``We the 
  Our choice is clear. The American people don't desire more 
oppressive, intrusive government in charge of their health. The people 
want to control their own lives.
  Thomas Paine in the Revolution said, ``These are the times that try 
men's souls. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.'' Our 
Founders made the right difficult choice.
  So will we at this time, on this day, this hour, stand for government 
tyranny or personal liberty? I choose ``We the People,'' not ``We the 
  And that's just the way it is.