Jason Altmire's health care vote was a vote of strength, not a "vote of weakness" as editorialized by the Post-Gazette March 22. We are a nation of individual thinkers. The result is that our way of life is second to none in the world.
The PG has it wrong. Many of the 219 members of our House of Representatives "looked this moment straight in the eye and couldn't muster the backbone to vote 'no' " on a bill that takes away many of our freedoms by a political process that most U.S. citizens don't understand.
Mr. Altmire is right. Health reform is needed but not as dictated in this bill, nor by a political process that many legal scholars believe is outside of Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States.