Go Roland Burris!
"Should this bill pass, for the first time in American history, there will be a condition on citizenship. Unlike car insurance, where you choose to drive, you will be forced to purchase a private good for simply being alive.
"That kind of federal control is unprecedented and alarming."
And Illinois' own Senator Roland Burris is suddenly getting his 15 minutes of fame for opposing the health care bill in its current form. From the left and from the right the comments are favorable, except for those that remind that Mr. Burris is under a bit of a shadow when it comes to principle. While I am not so sure Sen. Burris understands Twitter, he would be very happy to know that his name appears in an increasing number of Tweets. Meanwhile, from abroad, articles remind us that the public option may be a very dangerous choice indeed.
I will be first to make this vow, and will you join me? If Sen. Burris manages to kill the nightmare that this health care bill has become, I will speak up for him and speak well of him from this day on. Even a guy under a cloud can serve the People, and at this point whoever is willing to do that will be a hero to me.
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