The irony in Harry Reid's statement that Republicans who oppose the health care reform bill would have supported slavery is twofold. First, it was actually Democrats who supported slavery in the Civil War era and resisted the ensuing constitutional amendments that ended slavery and guaranteed equal protection to all citizens. Second, it was Democrats who fought against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Apparently Harry Reid has sold his memory along with his conscience.

Richard Smurthwaite

Bountiful