Opponents of health-care reform such as Larry Crawford (Letters, Herald, March 8) like to cite polls to bolster their
position. It would serve them well to refer to a significant poll conducted in November 2008. A majority of respondents
- actual voters - were in favor of health-care reform.
Tea-partiers are fond of pointing out that we live in a republic, not a democracy. The majority of our representatives
- representing the majority of our citizens - have voted to pass health-care reform.
That's the way it's supposed to work.