Diane Reidy: The Sanest Person In Washington DC

Diane Reidy is – or was – a longtime stenographer for the U.S. House of Representatives. Lawmakers have described her as friendly and well-liked, and she’s obviously not terrible to look at (and has kept herself reasonably “intact”). More to the point, she’s reportedly never demonstrated anything resembling erratic behavior….

Diane Reidy is – or was – a longtime stenographer for the U.S. House of Representatives. Lawmakers have described her as friendly and well-liked, and she’s obviously not terrible to look at (and has kept herself reasonably “intact”). More to the point, she’s reportedly never demonstrated anything resembling erratic behavior.

Why, then, did Reidy have a major meltdown during the big vote to “re-open” the federal government this week?

Good question …

“He will not be mocked!” Reidy shouted after striding to the podium of the House during the evening vote. “He will not be mocked!”


“Don’t touch me,” Reidy snapped as House staffers made their first attempts to keep her from speaking.

“He will not be mocked,” she continued. “The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was.”


“Had it been, it would not have been … the Constitution would not have been written by Free Masons … that go against God,” Reidy added as a pair of men in suits forcibly led her from the podium. “You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ.”

Wow …

Reidy was taken to a Washington D.C. mental hospital for evaluation after being removed from the House floor.

The irony?

This woman – whose outrage strikes us as seriously dated and more than a little misplaced (assuming she’s even aware of what she’s saying) – comes off as positively sane compared to those who think the latest “DC debt deal” is going to do anything but exacerbate our nation’s fiscal dilemma.

In fact she might as well be the sanest person in Washington, D.C. – a city which needs to do all of us a favor and disappear from the map as quickly as possible.

Related posts


Buster Murdaugh Files Defamation Lawsuit

Callie Lyons

Murdaugh Retrial Hearing: Interview With Bill Young

Will Folks
State House

Conservative South Carolina Lawmakers Lead Fight Against CRT

Mark Powell


? October 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

lol…the irony is she’s kind of right about some Free Masons contributing to the Constitution…but I don’t see them as much “against” god as they were more along the Enlightenment line of thinking…many of them were Deists really.

She is probably a “true believer”, maybe a little crazy, but I agree not as crazy as most on the house floor.

For those who believe in god as defined by the Bible she should make some sense for crying out loud.

I think what factors in is that she finally realized after all her years as a stenographer that she was just one clown comprising that of a whole circus.

At that very moment she realized the vote was a fraud, the system is a fraud, etc. et al….and the only thing she had to fall back on was her belief in god and some of the teachings therein. Too bad she wasn’t more a Deist because she could have called out the house of frauds/criminals in a more reasoned fashion and not been labeled “crazy”.

I kinda feel sorry for her really.

Frank Pytel October 18, 2013 at 7:41 am

I’m pretty sure the Free Mason reference was pointed more towards money than ideology. I have no idea what a Deist is. I’ll have to look that up.

nitrat October 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm


The Colonel October 19, 2013 at 6:19 am

Deism is the belief that reason and observation of nature are
sufficient evidence of the existence of God – Deists reject any other
requirement as evidence of his existence or order to his “church” such as bibles, denominations or revelations.

Liberals latch on to the idea of deism in the founders and in their own
lives because they believe that it relieves them from having to meet a “God defined standard” and allows them to live in whatever manner seems right to them.

Liberals attempt to cast all of the founders as deists when generally; nothing could be further from the truth. They often conveniently forget that the Pilgrims were fleeing religious persecution for their fairly strict Biblically based understanding of their God and their religion. They attempt to nullify that by saying that the pilgrims were actually part of a corporate endeavor which was true – however, there were two corporations, one was a corporate body of believers fleeing religious oppression by having made a contract with a group of businessmen (who were the second) to pay for the trip.

A favorite trap of Liberals is to cast Thomas Jefferson as a deist. They point to the Jefferson Bible as an example of this – Jefferson reduced the New Testament to basically Jesus’ words as they appear in the first four Gospels because he struggled with the idea of the supernatural – not because he doubted the existence of The Christ or a God who was still involved in his creation. They also tend to ignore his own religious preference Unitarianism or the things that Jefferson wrote about his relationship to Go, most notably, ”…I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever….”

? October 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

So what do you think Colonel, is she right?

The Colonel October 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

Frank and ? – Do I think she was right to do what she did, no I think she was off her meds. Was her commentary right, no, as I have illustrated, our founders may have included many Masons but by far the majority were also devout Christians. Can you “…serve two masters…” – no. Can God “…be mocked…” again – no. Were there some deist in the crowd that fashioned our Constitution – most certainly, deism was “fashionable” in America at the time.

Democracy as we know it was one of the offshoots of the “First Great Awakening”, a religious revival that occurred between roughly 1730-1743. The movement shaped democratic thought, among its tenets was the belief in a free press and idea that information should be shared freely, unbiased and uncontrolled.

The perceived repressions on “personal freedom” that the “Great Awakening” brought about led some in the Colonies to embrace a deism as “fashionable” even though it was dying out in Europe by 1740. (as was hedonism in the 1960s and ’70s, that period was juxtaposed against the “Fourth Great Awakening” that was occurring in the evangelical church – the strife between the two sides exists today and is one of the sources of trouble our political system faces).

? October 20, 2013 at 9:13 am

I’ve always thought there was some statistical correlation between Masons and Deists of the time. Quite a few Masons did contribute to the Constitution by their own records.

You are certainly right about Deism being “fashionable”, but it was controversial and even those that were Deist still certainly claimed to be Christians most of the time and there was even ongoing intellectual “battles” between those that were Deist and those claiming Deism wasn’t “Christian”.

I think of Patrick Henry, self acclaimed Deist, who’s wife actually slammed Jefferson for being a Deist by claiming her husband recanted on his death bed:

“He met death with firmness, and in full confidence that through the merrits of a Bleeding Savour his sins would be pardoned. . . . I wish the grate Jefferson & all the heroes of the Deistical party could have seen my . . . husband pay his last debt to nature.”

I think this shows that Deism was not only “grey” in philosophy, but further it become somewhat of an albatross as a result and people who even felt compelled to announce their agreement to some of its tenets later back tracked when labeled non-Christian.

Benjamin Franklin proclaimed himself a Deist, only to do that very thing in a half hearted manner. Thomas Paine, who’s influence on the formation of our country was an for the most part an unapologetic Deist.

I’ve never seen any attempt by the Libertine to claim Deism as a proof for living immorally, in fact I would think it hard to do so when you have Paine himself saying:

“that the only true religion is Deism,by which I then meant, and mean now, the belief of one God, and an imitation of his moral character, or the practice of what are called moral virtues”

I’m going to link a nice write up, that I feel is well balanced on the whole affair that lists the quotes here:

“To some modern historians, “deism” is too simple a term to describe the complexity of the belief system of some Americans in the 1700s. The Reverend Thomas Buckley, SJ, professor of American religious history at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, said that belief is more complex than saying a person shrugged off Christianity and put on deism:
“Too many historians keep calling the ‘founding fathers’ Deists. Even Thomas Jefferson on his worst days was not one of their ranks.” A better term than deist for most of them, Buckley said, is “rationalistic Christian.” Agreement on that point comes from Dreisbach, who said he thinks “there were relatively few Deists in America. There were a few
elites who gravitated to a form of theistic rationalism, but we’re
talking about a relatively few, albeit influential, elites.”


The Colonel October 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

I use Libertine only to describe those who espouse no divine controlling authority rather than a specific movement or group. Totally concur that our founders were “complex” men as most great men and women are. Agnosticism and atheism don’t quite cover the plurality of the nontheistic ideology. Deist accept that there is a God who created the world and then moved on to other things – they deny the idea that “God is in control”. Libetines have no particular view on God – just that he, if he exists, doesn’t control their actions.

? October 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

Self determination versus predestination…the topic that has divided Christian theology and obviously extends to even our systems of government.(in debate and practice)

Naturally speaking, it is the issue of who is controlling what that they all have in common. Even, obviously, at the level of government…as the themes of self control & decentralization weight heavy in the Declaration, Articles & Constitution.

As I’m an agnostic, I can tell you that my personal feelings are that I can appreciate the Christian virtues of living morally and try to take the “good book” for its value & lessons on that basis regardless of my rational issues with its claim surrounding divinity.

However, I feel good knowing that I can make a good/well reasoned case outside of divinity to live morally and especially by the non aggression principle.

I think in this regard, the Founders expressed religious tolerance/freedom in their documents/writings for sensible reasons and had elements of healthy skepticism when it came to their own beliefs.

The Colonel October 20, 2013 at 11:45 am

Concur – and to make my own perspective clear, I separate those who acknowledge no compelling authority to live to a moral/ethical code (libertines) from all the rest of us be they agnostic, atheistic, deists, Catholics or “Bible thumping Baptists” who acknowledge that there is a code of moral behavior required of men even if they disagree as to the origin or even the details.

? October 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

thank you

Frank Pytel October 20, 2013 at 7:59 am

Thanks Colonel. I appreciate the info. Alas, I’m gonna yank that star back if you become one of those nit pickity spelling freeks. :) Think she was apropos regarding mammonie thingy jigger?

Reginald GodsChild Stevenson October 20, 2013 at 3:21 am

what she said is that masons did not write the constitution. She was actually wrong about that but I will give her the benefit of the doubt that she did not know that.

Corey October 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm

That’s not what she said. Nice yet tho. You should work for FOX or MSNBC

Corey October 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm

She was labeled as crazy by the biased bought out media. As the article says she’s obviously the most sane and competent person in the building.

Gretchen Cole March 27, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Hey there. It is SO FUNNY when people actually think that this system is run by human beings. The founders of this country believed in God alright. They believed in him enough to want to try to not only be Him, but to attempt to create life like Him. How are you going to hate the Creator God, the great I AM, and then try to copy what he did? People are IDIOTS! They believe and worship the CREATED and not the CREATOR. This woman was convicted because she KNOWS what goes on in the background. She KNOWS the skullduggery is off the charts. These people are able to continue to operate because of people like you. They are intimate with beasts and children and make a way (NAMBLA) for people to pervert the gift of life. They are inhuman, not inhumane, but NOT HUMAN. These people are demonic and there is proof. You know a tree by the fruit it bears and you can see we have COMPLETELY destroyed the middle class. The minimum wage is $10.00. That in and of itself is demonic when gas is over $4.00 a gallon. These people’s days are numbered and this woman was just letting them know. Everyone willingly ignorant will suffer the fate of the criminal government. Sodom and Gomorrah ONLY ON THEM is going to happen as we sit, watch, cry and CELEBRATE WHEN THEY ARE FINALLY GONE. WE ARE GOING TO CELEBRATE when LIKE A SURGEON, God removes them from existance and then we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the God Haters are GONE. BYE. WE WON’T MISS YOU AT ALL. And all the “plants in the churches will REAP WHAT THEY SEWED. Oh yes, and so will their masters.

graham October 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm

don’t feel sorry for her… she is strong and knows exactly what she is saying. Here is Americas latest hero

MrTouchShriek October 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Sane? Nah — schizos always pull these sorts of break-downs when they snap. Same thing happened to some poor schmuck at a bank I was interning at a decade ago. Came in one day and started talking about how we would all be judged, repent our sins, etc. Had to be hauled off by security and loony-binned.

Frank Pytel October 18, 2013 at 7:40 am

She’s not schiz. She’s dead on. Perfect comment. Not everyone is an orator. Even here as I or you type, we consider our words. To get up and make a speech can be challenging. To do it while moved with words by the Holy Spirit has got to be down right nerve wracking.

Philip Branton October 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm

WOW…..what happened to freedom of speech? LOL…..this woman sure did “RUSH” the podium like one headline read. A great example of informational “ambush”. When someone in her “position” realizes how everything is “controlled” ….AMAZING happens. I thought it was very nice of her to ask if the microphone was on.

I highly wager that if a Rep had walked up and told her her time was over and he or she had the podium that she would have stepped down; but just because someone is saying your out of order and pounding a stupid gavel is laughable.

Just think if she had started reading the Constitution or the Bible or the actual Obamacare manual that she would still be called crazy. This is CLASSIC….!!

How should Nancy Mace use this in a debate AGAINST Lindsey Graham and CLYBURN at the same time..?

This is campaign dynamite……..

Philip Branton October 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm

WOW…..how could this be used by Nancy Mace to tag Lindsey Graham to President ASSAD or Morsi….!!

euwe max October 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Republican Zion, Rife with demon-driven chariots, circling the entrance to hell.

MAC59 October 17, 2013 at 9:52 pm

There is something being edited here. There is another clip of her on an elevator saying the same words, which syncs better with “don’t touch me”, the “would not” delay in her speech, and the “C’mon Molly” comment (talking to someone else). Since there are letters placed over her mouth and a digital blurring of that area as they drag her out, lip reading is out of the question. Trying to fit her elevator speech into this one does make her look crazy. Maybe that’s the point.

Frank Pytel October 18, 2013 at 7:38 am


MAC59 October 18, 2013 at 11:04 am

Scroll halfway down the page to where they show the photo of her in the elevator then play that video (you have to survive the ad of course). It is the exact same audio and her lips match the words exactly. What is shown on the house floor is fake (as far as audio goes).


MAC59 October 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

This one might be an easier link to navigate and better quality (or you can type in Dianne Reidy elevator on Youtube).


Manray October 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Free Masons? What is this — 1850?

Frank Pytel October 18, 2013 at 7:45 am

I believe the reference was to money, not so much the Free Masons.

Gregory Geddings October 18, 2013 at 9:04 am

Not 1850…It was 1828. The Anti-Masonic Party was the first third party in American Politics.


Manray October 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

How about the Know-Nothing Party in the 1850s. It was the most recent party with a distinctive anti-Masonic element. The answer to everything isn’t in Wikipedia.

Gregory Geddings October 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

Yup, you’re right. More recent history brings us to the assault on freemasonry by the European fascist states prior to WWII. Hitler hunted them down. Franco did so as well but even more vehemently.
Also a papal bull was issued in 1738 banning Catholics from joining the masons.

The Colonel October 21, 2013 at 2:02 am

I could use some free masonry around my house, the chimney needs pointing up!

Frank Pytel October 18, 2013 at 7:37 am

The reference is that you can’t serve manna and God. She’s right. I get it. She got a little confused in her speech. She did the right thing. Kudos to Diane Reidy.

Paula Lusby October 19, 2013 at 8:10 am

You cannot serve God and mammon. “money”

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the
one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 6:24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.

Harry October 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

The underlying story here is this woman’s message and it is being obscured. This video is edited. The audio comes from a clip where she is escorted on to an elevator by guards. There is no recording of what she said at the podium. Here is a link to the elevator clip: http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/sweet/house-stenographer-exclusive-sun-times-video/

MAC59 October 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

There’s one on Youtube as well.


MAC59 October 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

There’s one on Youtube as well.


euwe max October 18, 2013 at 10:02 am

I especially liked the free masons part.

Same ol' Same ol' October 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Well, you are never going to get anywhere with outbursts like this. It really doesn’t matter if she is/was spot on. She’s just a little blip on the screen that has been handled. Back to business. A real WTF? moment.

Truth Be Known October 19, 2013 at 9:35 am

She is not missed placed nor insane, she as just out of order, in chamber that has Ben out of order for to long. Would that congress could be walked out, as Diane was.

Reginald GodsChild Stevenson October 20, 2013 at 3:20 am

She did not shout, she did not have a major meltdown. She prophesied.

Michael Barke October 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

sorry i disagree with this story. The voice you hear is hers BUT she said those words later before being dragged into an elevator. What she said at the podium is still unknown. She says dont touch me, but no one was touching her. not til later. Here more video skip to 1:55 to clearly see and hear her saying those words http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ewy3QrztUXo

Mark Mackey October 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Turns out…the media edited the video, added the audio FROM Diane speaking from OUTSIDE THE CHAMBER…No one is saying what she really said from the PODIUM.



Still waiting for Paul Harvey and the Fat Lady.

Electro Ferret October 21, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I Believe In God – by Jesus Christ! Jesus is the Truth, the way, and the light! Believe in Jesus and you will be saved and have eternal life. How hard is it to say a prayer? Just like they say on Nike “JUST DO IT!”. Pray that we will get out of this mess and that everything will be alright.

Diane Reidy reminds me of when Jesus used a whip and ran the money changers out of the temple. “We The People” are this temple. We have common ground whereas we want to be free and have peace. It is going to take an act of God to confront this predicament…you’ll be amazed!!!

Corey October 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

If your going to write about a story at least do it accurately. The video has been altered. The audio that is dubbed over this video was recorded at the elevator as the removed diane. Which is why you hear the elevator beep. Needless to say the elevator is not in the house chambers. Diane’s statesment from inside has been doctored since day one. Do the research yourself. We can’t rely on bought out and biases media sources.

woodwinds November 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm

this is not at all what it seems. Mark Howitt (youtube video) clearly proves the media overdubbed audio over the the house floor video. What is heard is what she said _afterwards_ in the hallway. What she really said is unknown. so what are they so anxious to coverup? NEVER trust the mainstream media.

Gretchen Cole March 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm

I am so glad someone obeyed God and SPOKE to the sorry leaders of this nation. How anyone can doubt that the Freemasons (and yes, they are Satanists in disguise) founded this country and have been running it since it’s inception. I know she scared the DEVIL out of them LITERALLY with her speech and I commend her. Sad part is she will now be a target. But I am sure she has that covered as I too will be praying a hedge of protection around her. I ask God, like he did for Job to build a hedge around her. How people can take what has been written in history by LIARS, and believe it, but if someone says anything about Freemasons/Satanists, then they are deemed wacko. To me you are a WACKO if you believe ANYTHING this government of murder, hate, abortion, pornography and usury assert. How can you pick up a book and believe Ann Rand and not believe the Bible? How can you quote Homer and not believe the Bible. I should discuss CYCLOPS in SCHOOL AND PAY FOR IT and think people who believe in the Bible are nuts. No, philosophers, bankers, psychologists and people who pay to be educated are NUTS! How can you read Shakespear and think THAT is a great work? People kill me with their illogical logic. Questioning the existance of Freemasonry and believing that Christopher Columbus discovered America, you want ME to believe YOU are sane! No! Thank God for that woman. People try to feed you garbage (history, philosophy, psychology) and expect you to really believe it! AMEN SISTA, AMEN AND THANK YOU!

Gretchen Cole March 27, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Judgment is coming soon to a House of Representatives near you. PRAISE FATHER GOD! I am LATE on this news, but OH BOY! THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER! I wonder how many of these incidents have happened since. I am literally praying for a global experience with this here! Let there be light in EVERY DARK PLACE on Earth. In Jesus Name! Let the Word of God come forth, take root and DESTROY the wicked THIS day in Jesus name!


Leave a Comment