"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."
--Boston Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas on why he opted to not visit the White House
Apolitical and sound.
Although not as earth-shattering as Muhammad Ali's conscientious objection to the Vietnam War, a solid declaration for the Conn Smythe winner on the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.
Thomas is a Republican and may have merely been diplomatic in his objection to a visit with a Democratic President, but he chose this route to express his displeasure for the state of affairs in this country.
His full statement:
"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.
This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic."