Despite President Barack Obama’s deadline, both the House and Senate failed to pass Obama’s health care plan before they adjourned for the month of August. Now Senators and Representatives are returning home to participate in one of America’s greatest democratic traditions: the townhall.

The events afford citizens the rare opportunity to share their opinions directly with their elected officials. Unfortunately at this Rep.  Russ Carnahan (D-MO) townhall, Service Employee International Union members are allowed into the event while Obamacare protesters are left outside. So how did these free speech loving Americans protest the stifling of their dissent? They belted out “God Bless America.”