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A Better East Texas: Healthcare signed, sealed, soon to be delivered

In the Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln spoke of the preservation of a government of the people, by the people, for the people. That phrase has been a guidepost for our national spirit ever since.  So why then do so many of us, Republican and Democrat feel that healthcare reform passage and really the whole process was by a Government not of the people, by the people or for the people?  National polls indicate that both Democrats and Republicans disapprove of the way their representatives handled the debate. Congress appears to have acted independent of their constituents. They are not elected to be our parents or life guards. They are elected to reflect our wishes and values. So perhaps it is as much the method of how the bill was marketed and presented and the numerous elements that seem to fly in the face of our individual rights that we have a real problem with. We will, for the next few months discover what this bill will mean to each of us and it is law unless it is found unconstitutional. We still have a hard time with it, so our nation now has the vote on the re-election for much of Congress in November. I am thankful for that, as that vote will be the only poll that truly matters. 

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