Philosophical conservatism is not a panacea to our nation's problems -- it can be too stuffy, too trusting of tradition, and too attached to visions of a mythical past. But it is a vital component of a healthy political system.
The political and social development of the American South were radically changed by the Haitian Slave Rebellion -- the only successful slave rebellion in history, and one inspired by the American Revolution.
Anger and shouting are part of the chaos of real democratic struggles over policy. People who support a government role in providing health care need to step up -- not to disrupt, but to show some backbone.