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  •  Freedom is the issue (0+ / 0-)

    You made some very good observations about connecting with people.  But there's more to it.  There is the assurance of freedom and the assurance that the government will leave the people alone.

    That list of healthcare reform points is questionable, but it doesn't really address the freedom issue.  One provision in the bill is to have the IRS make sure everyone has coverage.  Great!  Big brother keeping tabs on us.  That's not freedom.  Connecting with someone doesn't ease away the concern over loss of freedom.

    •  "Freedom" (0+ / 0-)

      is a talking point mostly for ideological conservatives and libertarians, not the "regular Americans".  For "regular Americans" freedom embodies a vaguely defined good and is not especially something they feel is threatened by something like health care plans.  The fact you use it in the way you do makes me think you are either a "libertarian" or right-winger.  Bush posed a vastly greater threat during his terms to real freedom than any healthcare reform ever could and few on the right cared about it at all, nor did very many "regular Americans".

      Your political compass Economic Left/Right: -6.50 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67

      by bythesea on Sat Aug 15, 2009 at 11:09:47 PM PDT

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