Rep Webster: No more citizen "watch lists!"

If you stood up at a town hall meeting to ask your elected representative about a Congressional vote, would you expect your photo to show up on a "citizen watch list" flyer in another state? That's just what happened to six Florida residents who quested Rep. Webster at his town halls earlier this year.

Will you stand with the "Watch List 6" and other "blacklisted" citizens and demand Rep. Dan Webster (R - FL 8) stop harassing and intimidating his constituents? His shocking abuse of power in creating and distributing a "watch list" those who dared to publicly question his votes to cut life-saving programs like Medicare and Medicaid will not be tolerated. Rep. Webster actually sent this list to other members of Congress who distributed them at their own town halls. Intimidating people for speaking at town halls is unconscionable in a public servant. Rep. Webster must immediately apologize directly to the private citizens he targeted in these watch lists, and to his entire district, in order to mend the broken confidence of his constituents. He must commit toimmediately stop creating and distributing "watch lists" and to recognize the rights of all his constituents--not just his supporters.

Town Hall meetings are an important tool for constituents to communicate with their elected representatives. We cannot allow Rep. Webster to intimidate people for asking questions and demanding accountability from members of Congress.

We the undersigned stand with the "Watch List 6" and other "blacklisted" citizens in demanding an apology from Rep. Dan Webster (R - FL 8) for his shocking abuse of power in creating and distributing a "watch list" of his constituents who dared to publically question his votes to cut life-saving programs like Medicare and Medicaid. This blatant attempt at intimidation, which included sending the list to other members of Congress who distributed them at their own town halls, is unconscionable in a public servant. We will not tolerate it. Rep. Webster must immediately apologize directly to the private citizens he targeted in these watch lists, and to his entire district, in order to mend the broken confidence of his constituents. He must also guarantee that no further "watch lists" will be compiled by his office or campaign and that future town halls will welcome opposing opinions. 

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signed 2012-07-07 14:31:39 -0400
signed 2012-07-07 14:30:58 -0400
signed 2012-01-10 10:54:56 -0500
signed 2011-10-12 08:17:56 -0400
sounds like fascism to me—what’s next for you webby—human concentration camps—Nazism!? You are despicable and should be in jail—your actions are criminal and blatantly against democracy, freedom and equality! You are no Patriot! You are NO American! You are pathetic! I call on you to resign at once!! You are not fit to hold public office! Your actions have now made you illegitimate. Stand down at once. We will not tolerate fascist totalitarian despots in America!
signed 2011-10-12 08:14:00 -0400
signed 2011-10-07 21:32:15 -0400
You should know by now not to expect anything honest from a CORRUPT politician and they are ALL corrupt.
signed 2011-09-26 20:38:54 -0400
signed via 2011-09-25 08:04:51 -0400
signed 2011-09-24 18:15:37 -0400
If your intentions were honorable, you would conduct an honorable campaign.


Your tactics send a huge message about your moral character.
signed 2011-09-24 13:18:17 -0400
signed 2011-09-24 08:02:21 -0400
Rep. Webster,


Restore utmost confidence and decency in your actions toward your constituents by relinquishing your un-American ‘watch lists’. It is also a political tradition everywhere to hear opinions of both sides. so please welcome them in your future town hall meetings.


Barbara Sliwinski
signed 2011-09-24 06:56:00 -0400
signed 2011-09-23 19:53:07 -0400
signed 2011-09-23 15:46:26 -0400
signed 2011-09-23 15:46:24 -0400
signed 2011-09-23 11:58:30 -0400
signed 2011-09-23 10:44:05 -0400
Mr Webster what you have done with your watch list would make Hitler and the SS proud. It would seem Mr Grayson was correct when he called you Taliban Dan.
signed 2011-09-22 23:40:30 -0400
No watch lists in our free democratic republic, Mr. Webster!
signed 2011-09-22 21:42:25 -0400
signed 2011-09-22 19:41:25 -0400
signed 2011-09-22 19:19:52 -0400
Patti Constantino-Martin
signed 2011-09-22 19:11:32 -0400
Or, Webster, you could just keep on until your constituents get smart and vote the honorable Alan Grayson back in. I can’t wait.
signed 2011-09-22 19:00:15 -0400
signed 2011-09-22 18:55:15 -0400
signed 2011-09-22 18:45:01 -0400
Representative Webster is the one who needs watching. He is reprehensible and a hypocrit, pretending to be christian.
signed 2011-09-22 18:44:53 -0400
signed 2011-09-22 18:44:37 -0400
Hope not to be on a list for having partaking????
signed 2011-09-22 18:44:15 -0400
signed 2011-09-22 18:42:46 -0400
signed 2011-09-22 18:42:39 -0400
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