In ancient times when soldiers fought with shields, spears and swords, they marched — maneuvered — and fought in tight, carefully controlled formations. To protect each other, they formed shield walls bristling with their sharp weapons. And if too many of them were undisciplined and broke ranks, they died.
Is your Republican congressman breaking ranks? Has he threatened the integrity of the formation? Will his lack of integrity and fortitude bring our cause to ruin?
Check out 17 House Republicans Ready To Jump Ship And Re-Open Government — Boehner Not Budging (www.forbes.com). Is your Republican congressman on the list. Then contact him and let him know you will support him IF AND ONLY IF he has the courage to stay in formation, stand up, and fight Obamacare.
My congressman is Rob Wittman. He is on Forbes list of those ready to break ranks (Jumping ship is not quite the same thing as running from the fight.). Here is his position on the government shutdown.
Government Shutdown: Where I stand
At every opportunity, Rep. Wittman voted to prevent a government shutdown, and to fund federal government operations. He opposes the government shutdown and is advocating getting government back up and running. (continued here)
He’s Mr. Wishy-Washy. Why? Wittman has lots of government workers in his district, and they want to get paid. Nonetheless, Wittman has a lot of vets in his district, men who know what it means to break formation. We can ask them, and then we can let Wittman know what it means to break ranks.
Keep in mind that Obama is calling a Continuing Resolution to fund the government a “clean bill.” Because a Continuing Resolution represents a massive failure of the budget process, there is nothing clean about it. All a “clean” Continuing Resolution means is that Obama does not want Obamacare defunded, and that’s it.
Obama does not want the people we elected in Congress to give any thought to what needs to funded and what does not need to be funded. Fraud, waste, and abuse — no problem. A program like Obamacare, one we don’t want and is not ready for prime time anyway — no problem.
Obama thinks he can delay and waiver parts Obamacare — even without legislative authority — but Congress? What Obama wants is more power than the Constitution gives him. Yet wishy-washy Rob Wittman appears to be willing to break ranks.
- Now 18 House Republicans Are Ready to Throw in the Towel in Obamacare Fight – Dems Have the Leverage and Only John Boehner Can Stop Them (theblaze.com)
- Members propose paying federal workers hit by government shutdown (thehill.com)
- Democrats Want to Use Government Shutdown For Leverage on Debt Ceiling (reason.com)