These healthcare reform riots are quite unsettling. They are so counter intuitive to the progression of this country. If one is opposed to a healthcare reform bill, that's alright. It's a political opinion, and we all have plenty of those. However, rioting is going to get this country nowhere. Those opposed to the healthcare bill should be the most willing to discuss the bill and haggle a deal. Senseless protests will get the entire country nowhere, because, in politics there is no "my way or the highway option". We must civilly formulate some sort of plan to appease to the general populace. However, this cannot be done in town hall meetings where screeching matches between representatives and disgruntled citizens erupt. Now, I totally agree with the American right to protest. This "right to protest" can be brought about in several ways. One is taking the the street with hateful messages, referring to Barack Obama as a Nazi. Another (the preferable option), is opponents and proponents to the bill CIVILLY coming together to discuss our options as American citizens, because frankly, we have the right to civilly discuss things. If you don't like something, do something about it instead of getting angry and shoving people around. That is how progress is made, and how ignorance is dealt with. Both sides of the bill must know what the other stands for. If one thinks proponents of the healthcare bill are Nazi sympathizers, then hopefully, ignorance is bliss. I for one would like a civil discussion to take place between both sides so that I can weigh each option out carefully before making any sort of predisposed of opinion.
PS: Thank God for the this forum. At least debate happens here.