(Centennial Fellow) In the battle over health care the Democrats’ great advantage was successfully identifying themselves with the plight of thirty three million uninsured Americans. When Republicans advanced their own plan to the Congressional Budget Office it was shown to extend coverage to a mere three million people. For the remainder of the debate the Democrats-greatly aided by the media- used this disparity as a stick to relentlessly beat Republicans for their “callous indifference” to the uninsured.
(Centennial Fellow) The current controversy around Obamacare echoes the debate over ratification of the Constitution in 1787-88. Contention then centered on how the government would obtain and maintain the sufficient support of the people, while at the same time protecting the people’s liberties. Both the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists agreed that this indeed was the proper role of government. Their disagreement lay in how best to constitute a government to achieve these desired ends. For government to be legitimate, it must maintain a voluntary attachment and obedience to the laws.
Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier, one of several contenders for the Republican nomination in Colorado’s 7th congressional district, pledged Tuesday night at CCU that if elected, “I will fight to repeal this health care monstrosity and replace it with free-market reforms.” Frazier spoke on health care, the deficit, and other issues to a packed audience of students and campus neighbors, about 50 in all. The event was sponsored by the Colorado Republicans chapter at Colorado Christian University.