World 14 September 2011 Should society let uninsured people die? "YEAH!" Crowd at Monday night's Republican presidential debate cheer at suggestion that society should allow Print HTML Once again, one of the most memorable moments in Monday's CNN Republican presidential debate came from the audience. Hot on the heels of jubilant cheers at Rick Perry's record number of executions as Texas governor in last week's debate, some members of the audience cheered at the suggestion that society should allow uninsured Americans to die. The host Wolf Blitzer was pushing candidate Ron Paul about a hypothetical man without insurance who goes into a coma. "That's what's freedom is all about," replied Paul. "Are you saying society should just let him die?" asked Blizter -- at which point several members of the Tea Part-heavy audience interrupted with "YEAH!" None of the candidates took issue with the cheers, although it has been reported that Perry said he was "taken aback" by the response, adding "we are the party of life". › Voters cannot see Ed Miliband in power Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Munich shootings: The bloody drama where everyone knows their part Donald Trump brings home his dark vision of America at the Republican convention Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary mean for policy?