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Tim Thomas Explains Why He Skipped Obama Event at White House

Tim Thomas released a statement on his Facebook page why he skipped Monday’s event at the White House as President Obama honored the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.

“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.

This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.

Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.”

Cam Neely also released a statement about his goalie’s decision:

“As an organization we were honored by President Obama’s invitation to the White House. It was a great day and a perfect way to cap our team’s achievement from last season. It was a day that none of us will soon forget. We are disappointed that Tim chose not to join us, and his views certainly do not reflect those of the Jacobs family or the Bruins organization. This will be the last public comment from the Bruins organization on this subject.”

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3 comments for “Tim Thomas Explains Why He Skipped Obama Event at White House”

  1. Tim is who he is. Tim loves his country by exercising his individual right. This can only happen on the land of the United States of America. Nothing wrong for Tim for making his choice. I admire people who have back bones. Hate some people like the Chinese who drop their knees so easiely. Could Tim do this in a better way, before he did this, consider the impact on his future play and on his team? of course. Tim is my herio. Long live freedom!

    Posted by xinwei wang | January 24, 2012, 10:11 am
  2. Good for the great one! They could not pay me enough to shake hands with any of these traitors! What he did is his business and he is more then right we are a country of slaves and I for one am tired of it! If it wasn’t for Thomas the bully’s would not be there to start with. And what does Obama know or care about hockey? I think he stood up were his team-mates did not.

    Posted by Ron Jacobsen | January 24, 2012, 5:28 pm
  3. Good for you Tim!

    Posted by Martin | January 24, 2012, 11:59 pm

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