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09/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Common Sense: What You Guys Got on Capital Hill, We Want on Main Street!

Common Sense -- if it was good enough for Benjamin Franklin, it's good enough for me. You Senators and Congressmen know damn well what the best health care plan is -- you've got it for yourselves, and for the Supreme Court and for everyone that works at the White House. All three branches of government set up by our forefathers have single payer health care, sponsored by the government.

And while you Conservative representatives may call it Socialism or Communism or whatever you like -- has any of you opted out of the plan? Or you Liberals and Centrists who are still on the fence or scratching your heads about how complicated the whole thing is, was it all that complicated when you signed on that bottom line for you and your families? Why haven't you been discussing this solution with all of us -- daily? Are you afraid we're going to take it away from you if we understand the truth and don't get it too?

It's the only option that makes sense, which is why you all got it and why I want it. Single payer health care.

Or could it possibly be that you all in DC feel superior to us? Or feel that you have a right to something we don't? Why? Because we elected you? How about some common sense here? Or maybe you're just greedy.

If it's any of the above, I suggest you go back to Ben Franklin, see what he'd have to say on the subject. I suspect the word "treason" might come up, given that this government was founded on the concept of the people, by the people and for the people.

Back in Franklin's day the punishment for treason was hanging for which no amount of health care is helpful. And what was Franklin's famous saying on that subject? "We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." Common Sense: let's not hang anybody (out to dry or otherwise) - single payer health care for all!