The hottest topic on facebook. Twitter and all across the internet isn’t Sandra Bullock’s cheating husband or even Tiger Woods’ return to golf. The hottest, and by hottest I mean heated, topic right now is Health Care Reform. The new health care bill that was passed last week by both the House and the Senate, is getting more than its share of controversy.
The Democrats claim victory while the Republicans promise to campaign for repeal come November election time.
Heated debates are continuing not just in Washington D.C. but on news channels, internet sites and facebook. People who don’t even know each other are arguing over their computers and no one seems to be backing down. Politicians are even receiving threats of violence and even death.
According to MSNBC, “There were reports of bricks through windows, a cut propane line to a grill and numerous obscene and threatening phone calls and faxes. An undisclosed number of lawmakers were under increased police protection.”
Where does the insanity end?
We are supposed to be a nation of civilized, diverse people who should respect each other for our differences. We are a nation where citizens shouldn’t be scared to voice their opinion or fear retaliation. To many, lawmakers didn’t listen to constituents and they are mad. Others feel that it is about time this country offered better health care options —they are mad at Republicans who voted against the bill. It’s become friend against friend, co-worker against co-worker, neighbor against neighbor.
If all of this hate and fingerpointing doesn’t stop, we may all need the health care we are all fighting about. One of the reasons our forefathers came to this country was so we, as Americans, could have the freedom to choose for ourselves.
We are a democracy and if we don’t like the way our legislators voted, let them Know at election time. Stop threatening, arguing and back-biting and show consideration and respect to those who don’t share your opinion on this heated topic.
Come November, we will see how America really feels by how they vote.