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This is what democracy looks like

IMG00170 So far so good. The town hall meeting on health care in Delray Beach is just getting underway and people on both sides of the debate seem to be getting along just fine. In this picture, a woman who favors a health care overhaul is having a spirited but civil discussion with a veteran, who is concerned that reforms will hurt his benefits. They are among about 250 people rallying  outside the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach.

Insider, every seat is taken, mostly by members of the pro-reform Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, which sponsored the forum. A lone heckler in the back was warned by a sheriff's deputy to cut it out.

"The seniors and veterans built this country, and no one is going to come in here and disrupt us or embarass us or take away our democracy,'' said FLARA President Tony Fransetta.

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