Ga. tea party groups protest healthcare OK

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ATLANTA  - A few dozen tea party activists gathered at Georgia's Capitol to protest approval by the U.S. House of a sweeping healthcare overhaul.

They urged Georgia legislators to adopt a measure seeking to prevent the federal government from mandating the purchase of health insurance. A constitutional amendment that seeks to do just that was up for a vote in the Georgia House on Monday.

A similar constitutional amendment - which requires two-thirds approval - failed in the Senate last week. But the chamber did muster enough votes to pass a regular bill.

Julianne Thompson, of the Georgia Tea Party Patriots, accused Congress of arrogance.

And Virginia Galloway, head of Americans for Prosperity Georgia, said the issue was as much about states rights as it was about health care.

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Notreally
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Notreally 03/22/10 - 01:13 pm
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And the quacks go on

And the quacks go on quacking.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 03/22/10 - 01:15 pm
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Ok.. you RepubliCANT whackos
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Ok.. you RepubliCANT whackos can quiet down...

disssman
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disssman 03/22/10 - 01:25 pm
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I would suggest that these

I would suggest that these patriots show their support for the country by enlisting immediately to fight the Iraq ans Afghanistan wars. The military is critically short young people and needs some absolute patriots to help out. I mean they were the ones that started the wars after all. Or is it they are too important to be placed in a position of danger for the country they love so much.

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 03/22/10 - 01:29 pm
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Heavens to Murgatroyd! What

Heavens to Murgatroyd! What a surprise! Who could have guessed?

justus4
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justus4 03/22/10 - 01:45 pm
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Ol' Julianne's thought about
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Ol' Julianne's thought about Congress being "arrogance" is misplaced because they (the congress) were duly elected. Being duly elected, each member must make decisions based on the leadership and their understanding of their district's needs. What's arrogant is that some people think THEIR opinions are more important than others, so when advances are made they don't like, they run to the courts. This is a good lesson in Government 101, because some folks obviously forgot the processes.

augustadog
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augustadog 03/22/10 - 01:52 pm
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Dissman, would love to but

Dissman, would love to but they told me I am too old.
USAF 1968-1972 A different war..... And your time in the service of your country was when?????

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msgret92 03/22/10 - 01:52 pm
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Any member of the congress or

Any member of the congress or senate who sells their vote should be removed from office as well as any member who offers to bribe another member. These unethical practices have become the norm in government at all levels.

chascush
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chascush 03/22/10 - 02:42 pm
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augustadog, the liberals are

augustadog, the liberals are the same with fighting a war as they are with working they want somebody else to do it for them.

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jack 03/22/10 - 04:09 pm
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Dissman, I also ask, when was

Dissman, I also ask, when was your militry service to your country? Maybe YOU need some of that war time experience first hand and you get all kinds of health care for FREE..

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jsherrill 03/22/10 - 06:35 pm
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The government has stopped

The government has stopped listening to the people awhile back. We no longer know what we want and they will decide for us what is best. We are suppose to have been a Republic. First, forced to my into health are, take away freedom of choice from the people amd the right of the state to govern itself. What next?

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