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However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted "Just say no!" drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion.
These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.
Originally posted by Chance321
How true. But you see the thing is your still free to protest . . . . just as long as it's not against anything obama.
Originally posted by Anjin
reply to post by Ferris.Bueller.II
I was flipping around the AM radio stations last week trying to find something to keep me awake while driving on a business trip and happened to tune into Randi Rhodes on Air America. She was talking about Ted Kennedy and how a Republican Congressman made a comment that if Ted Kennedy was in a country with socialized medicine that he would more than likely be sent home with pain killers until he passed.
She thought his line of thinking was insane since (she said) Kennedy already has government healthcare and we will all have the exact same medical options as he does.
My question to people who support government healthcare; Do you honestly believe you will receive the exact same care as a senator, congressman or the president?
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Originally posted by selfisolated
Nobody in that quote called the opponents un-American.
What they said was, "Drowning out opposing views is Un-American".
AP) -- President Barack Obama says Canada's government-run health care system works for Canada, but wouldn't work for the U.S.
He warned Canadians that they will probably continue to get dragged into the debate over health care changes in the U.S. by those who oppose his proposals.
Opponents of Obama's plan to reshape health care have contended it would result in a government-run system where people are denied care, as they say happens in Canada.
Obama said he didn't find Canadians scary but that they were proving a bogeyman for others.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canadians support their own system but the debate should be left to Americans.
The two spoke in response to a question from a Canadian journalist at a North American summit.