That’s all the citizens opposing this health care reform want here – an honest debate where we are told the truth about the proposals currently being discussed for transformative changes in the way health care works in this country. We want our representatives to know and understand what they are voting on at least — if they can’t be bothered to do their job and read the entire bill. (And BTW, if the bill’s too long for Congress to read or understand, why not have some non-lawyers write bills in plain English? Controversial suggestion, I know.) Many Congressional Democrat “leaders” have been writing off their constituents as some uninformed rabble-rousers who are driven not by principle, but fueled by lobbyist cash. This is an extremely elitist, arrogant way for them to approach the conversation with us on health care reform. If you have the proof, show the evidence that citizens are being paid to protest and ask questions at town hall meetings by the insurance industry.
The Democrats in Congress don’t seem to care what we think, even though I suspect they know public opinion has been steadily turning against them on this issue.
I’m going to say a little something to my fellow conservatives who join me in opposition to ObamaCare, in whatever form it ends up taking. We can be passionate in our opposition without resorting to name-calling and personal attacks. I know that there is so much anger and frustration out there with the policies of this administration, but in this, we must continue to fight these policies with civility and confidence. We must not allow our passion to be used by the media to discredit our views because this issue is too important to surrender.
Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s get back to the conversation.