“We knew then, and we know now, that Obamacare would devastate businesses in this country. We knew then, and we know, that it will get rid of physicians as we know them — health insurance as we know it. We knew then, and we know now, that Obamacare will bankrupt this country.” Rep. Joe Walsh
Rep. Joe Walsh
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh told supporters that they have to be prepared to go to prison in order to protect the freedoms and liberties they now enjoy.
Walsh’s five-minute speech, delivered at a rally for religious liberty at Federal Plaza in Chicago, evoked a Braveheart-like response as the crowd chanted, “Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!” upon its completion.
“We have to be prepared to go to jail. Are we prepared?” Walsh asked rhetorically.
The crowd responded with a boisterous, “Yes!”
The ever-provocative Walsh raised the stakes again with his next comment: “If you’re not prepared to go to jail to stand up for your freedoms, you don’t understand what this election is about.”
Walsh referred back to being willing to go to jail throughout the speech, which was ostensibly about religious freedom. Walsh spoke in front of a crowd of nearly 1,000 people who braved a steady rain in the Windy City to attend the rally.