What happens when those of us trying to get Obamacare defunded try to explain our position? Does the other side care to listen? Don’t they blame us for shutting down the government instead? Don’t they castigate us for trying to destroy the credit of the United States? Don’t they do everything they can to portray us unreasonable and irresponsible?
Nevertheless, we provide the explanation. Here is an example at the PRINCE WILLIAM-MANASSAS FAMILY ALLIANCE, VIRGINIA SUFFERS THE MOST FROM THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN? WHY?.
I suppose the author of VIRGINIA SUFFERS THE MOST FROM THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN? WHY? chose that title as a sneaky trick. After all, don’t the Socialist Democrats want to hear about suffering as a result of the shutdown. However, as we read on, we find an explanation for taking a stand, why the suffering is necessary.
Virginia is considered to be the state most affected by the government shutdown. It has heavy exposure to federal employees and federal contracting dollars. Virginia also has the second most veterans per capita.
That sounds awful, and if we are missing a paycheck or a benefit that we think we have earned, then we know our natural reaction. We want both someone to blame and someone to fix our problem, and that person is probably not that person we see every morning in our mirror. (continued here)
Why is that explanation important? Whenever we resist busybodies, people determined to run the lives of others, the busybodies will try to inflict a guilt trip on us. They will come up with some rationale designed to convince us we are being stupid, irresponsible, or even evil. The busybodies will convince themselves their victims deserve to be abused. As ridiculous as it may seem, some how some people have always found an excuse, one that seemed quite reasonable to them, to enslave or just lord over the lives of other people. And this period in the history of the United States is no exception.
Therefore, if we want to run our own lives, and we want our children to be able to run their own lives, we must resist and push back the efforts of those who would abuse government powers just to get their own way. That’s why I have written another letter to my fence sitting congressman.
Dear Congressman Rob Wittman
Please fight Obamacare.
Due to the government shutdown, I am currently sitting at home. Because I work on a government contract and have not been declared essential (i.e., during a shutdown the computer systems I work on receive minimal support), I am out of work. Nevertheless, BEFORE I go back to work I would rather see Obamacare defunded. That program is more dangerous to our nation than a partial government shutdown. You yourself have said Obamacare is no good.
What does it say when Obama and the Democrats forgo using normal budget processes and insist upon the right to borrow on our nation’s credit with no restrictions? Does it not make it perfectly clear they want to use the threat of a government shutdown to get their way? Shame on you and the so-called Republican leadership for not calling them on their demagoguery.
An honest man’s best weapon is the truth. Instead of trying to straddle barbed fence, isn’t time you took a firm position and a stand that defends the principles embedded in our Constitution?
Is Wittman a bad man or a bad congressman? Given that Virginia is so much affected by reductions in government spending, I suspect Wittman’s fence straddling is more our fault than his.
Given my employment status, am I a great hero for sending this email to my congressman. Of course not. The government shutdown will strain the financial status of others far more than it will mine. Moreover, others have been far more frightened of the press reports than I. When those people phone or write Wittman and demand that he stand firm, they are the heroes and heroines, not me.
- From Obamaphone to Obamacarephone (pumabydesign001.com)
- “There’s no more cuts to make…” is THE Biggest Lie regarding the #GovernmentShutdown: (thabto.wordpress.com)
- Have at it: Should GOP give up the Obamacare condition? and Obama offers quote of the year on the debt ceiling vote (watchdog.org)
- P Polls “Pushing” False Information – Rigell (VA-02) Voted With Dems On Government Shutdown (www.varight.com)
- Washington Versus the American People (blog.heritage.org)