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It’s not racism

I am really disgusted by the suggestion of Robert Scheer’s article and others that opposition to the Affordable Care Act is racist. It is just absurd. It may be true that Southern state governors have not bought into the law and setting up exchanges but it is not because race, it is their genuine belief that the ACA fundamentally changes American society in a negative way. There is a great cultural divide in our country as to what kind of country we want to be. Southern States tend to have a more traditional view in respect to values and culture and want the government to leave them alone. This is not about race, but about the character of the nation. Just because people disagree with the president does not make them racists and the claim is juvenile. So stop it.

Michael Hall

New Orleans

Oct 9 2013 - 3:03pm