Ice hockey star refuses to go to White House for victory tour to protest at ‘out of control government’
By KATIE SILVER
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An American ice-hockey star has unconventionally rejected a state invitation to visit the White House and President Obama.
Tim Thomas, currently one of the top players in the US' National Hockey League has surprised punters by rejecting an invitation to the White House.
Thomas was invited, along with his Boston Bruins teammates, after they won the Stanley Cup playoffs, one of the most important competitions in the league.
'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.'
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she may well be refusing