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Why I'm Protesting Health Care Reform: Voices of the Opposition (PBS)

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Tea Party Patriots gathered on Capitol Hill to voice their opposition, to put it mildly, of the health reform law. “I hope that the justices notice the large crowd here and realize that each of us represents hundreds of other people who are against this government, which is really doing a takeover,” said Arlene Smith of Virginia. “It actually started before the Obama administration, but it’s come to a peak at this point.” “Most of us here, whether you’re a libertarian, conservative, Republican or what, most of us believe in small government,” said Harrison Martin of Virginia. “That’s why we have local and state governments in the first place.” “We believe that it’s life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not life, liberty and the handout of happiness,” said Patrick Welsh of Pennsylvania.