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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Just because Democrats walk in lock-step and act like drones... doesn't make them right!

What ever happened to the need for DIVERSITY of thought? Have you Democrats given up on that completely?

If so... why do you CRITICIZE Republicans for having some diversity? And PRAISE Democrats for acting like drones. All doing the same thing, saying the same thing, acting the same way... that's not diversity. What happened to the liberals I grew up with... that questioned everything? They don't exist anymore. They are only interested in branding, and unity, and conformity, and being "on-message". What happened to the rebel liberals?

the truth
Holladay, UT

@Twin Lights

'promote' is not the same as 'wrote'.

And it was quite clear to everyone the whole thing would not work without a mandate that would fund it.

I am not republican so do not care what what the establishment republicans "promoted", They were wrong and the extreme left is wrong.

The fact remains they didn't write it, and furthermore that it was just plain bad for America.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

The Truth,

From the Heritage Foundation's web page: "Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution - a think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense."

The individual mandate was introduced in a few pieces of failed legislation introduced by Republican lawmakers in 1993.

The mandate was a conservative idea (still is - it pushes folks to be self reliant vs. depend on the govt.) and was first introduced by Republicans.

It is what it is.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

@Alfred
Phoenix, AZ

Yes, but the government making those sinister decisions is not very comforting... and conjures up Germanys deciding the fate of eight million German citizens.

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Alfred --
WWI history 101:

German law was passed for the elimination of "undesiraibles" to German Society.

The Nazi party then used this stating this applied to the terminally ill who were costing the German taxpayers too much money with no hope of a full or meaning ful recovery.
[Money wasted to a hopeless cause.]

That played so well, they later expanded that interpretion to mean the elimination of other "undesireables" to their society:

the poor,
the homeless,
the alcoholics and drug addicts,
the liberals,
the communists,
the gays,
the immigrants,
and of course the Jews.

You might want to study up as to which side of the political spectrum the Nazis come from.

RedShirtUofU
Andoria, UT

To "Open Minded Mormon" we know what side of the political spectrum the Nazis came from. It is the same side that has given us the ACA and so many other failed social welfare programs.

Y-Ask-Y?
Provo, UT

The hypocrisy of right wing conservative "Partiers" is astounding. Even among my own conservative extended family members, they talk the Hannity-esque talk and throw around the Limbaugh-ish buzzwords and zingers, but when they had children with health problems, they ran right to the government; when they lost their jobs in this "free market" economy in Utah, they immediately filed for unemployment. They preach that Churches and charities should take care of the poor and needy, but when they had a serious medical issue and went to the Church, they were turned away and sent to the government. Yet they still harangue against Obama and liberal Democrats - the political tradition without which they would either be indentured servants, homeless, dead, or all three!

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