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"Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?"
With respect to bills, Gallup asks a different question and gets still a different result.
When pressed to express an opinion, a small majority favor passage and about 10% less oppose passage.
On the issue of who to trust in structuring health care, the answers become more interesting:
In the final analysis, independents remain almost evenly divided on issues of health care. Democrats favor passage very strongly, and Republicans oppose passage very strongly. The votes in Congress are most likely to reflect this reality. A Democrat voting against reform will likely lost the support of their base and will not get any more votes from Republicans. Similarly, a Republican voting for reform would lose support from their base ad still not win support from Democrats. That pretty much says that the vote will follow partisan lines and, if the Democrats hold together, will pass. Whether reform passes or not, I suspect that Democrats will lose seats in 2010. I suspect they will lose more seats if the fail to pass reform than they will if they succeed.
To try to frame abortion as just a "legal medical procedure” is a bit silly.
When considering first term and even second term abortions, I expect the case could be made that it is just a legal medical procedure.
But, when considering a third term viable fetus it isn't as simple as that.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Why is it that people who favor the abortion of the innocent unborn are against executing convicted adult killers?
For those who think legality means something is morally acceptable I might remind you that you continually point out the state of race relations in this country in the past. It was legal at one time for one man to own another. Are you prepared to say that it was then correct and moral for them to do so?
It happens to be legal for people to murder the unborn. It is neither correct nor moral. It is a disgraceful state of affairs that is at the root of all that is wrong in this country. A bill that is coming due.
Last edited by Leddyman; 11-06-2009 at 10:09 AM.
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There could be 5 or 6 ninjas in this room right now.