I stepped into the middle of a discussion a friend of mine who is liberal was having on Facebook with a libertarian fellow about the ACA this morning. My friend stated that the right doesn't like the ACA because they simply don't like government. The libertarian replied that the reason that people on the right don't like the government, is because the government is so bad at everything it does. And that's where I stepped in to add my 2 cents to the discussion.
the government is as good or as bad as the American people, because it is a government of the American people. and the American people have a goddman right to work together to solve some of their problems even if the hermits and vultures of society find it threatening.As I posted my reply, I realized that I had just articulated my reason for being a Democrat. I am a really independent person and I even have a bit of a libertarian streak in me, but I am also a true believer in the strength of working with my neighbors to solve problems and to generally enhance the community we share. In short, I see the value of working together for the common good. As opposed to conspiring together for the good of the few, which seems to be the way of the GOP.
Anyway. That's all I have to share. I just felt like sharing it with my fellow Democrats. :)