The former senator from South Dakota does his best to ensure that the health care debate is about the issues that matter:
[T]his in many respects is the civil rights battle of the early part of this century — it’s a fight for the disabled, it’s a fight for the sick, it’s a fight for equal rights when it comes to health.
With respect, sir, it is not a fight for equal rights. It is a fight for control of the American economy and future. You would like it to be about rights because then it’s a battle that might be won by those who believe, as do you, that government has not met a problem which it could not solve better than private industry and the industrious, entrepreneurial folks who still make up a substantial portion of the working population of this country.