I generally avoid discussing political matters in this blog; though I have my opinions I feel they’re better expressed at another time and place.
What I do believe is that this country’s health care system does need changes. And I believe that most people in this country also feel that way. The difference is not in recognition of the problem, but in the wide diversity of opinion on the solution.
Lines have been drawn in the political sand, insurance company lobbies are pouring $1 million a day into the fight.
Whatever your feeling about our healthcare system, you deserve a chance to make your feelings known. So I decry what’s been happening at the town hall meetings held by various members of congress during their August recess. A mob, a bunch of thugs shouting down everyone else, including the congressional representative, all in the name of free speech.
If free speech is important to you, then it is also imperative that you respect that same right for other citizens. Everyone should be heard, not just those willing to shout loudest and longest.