Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Civil Majority Speaks

Last night I attended the Ashford Democratic Town Committee meeting. I'm an active member and I'm running again for the Region 19 Board of Education so there are always details about getting elected that need to be understood.

But at tonight's meeting I had asked if anyone was interested in drafting a letter of support for the public option. I had passed along a liberal critique [smirking chimp article] of Obama's political progress - a scathing commentary.

At our meeting, James Boster authored a letter that the committee by an overwhelming majority voted to send Rep. Joe Courtney, Christopher Dodd, Joe Lieberman, Nancy Pelosi, and others.

It is an letter of unequivocal support for Joe Courtney's work on health insurance reform and the inclusion of a public option in any bill to be considered.

I am both proud and humbled to be living in a community where the thinly veiled hate speech of a loud and intimidating minority is answered by an unwavering commitment by dedicated, tax-paying citizens to ensuring that Washington hears the convictions of a civil majority.

It is about time for all people of like-minded devotion to solving the health care reform crisis to speak out civilly and without compromise - pass comprehensive healthcare legislation with a public option that ensures cost containment and quality assurances.

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