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SATURDAY, NOV. 23, 2013

Troubled by McMorris Rodgers

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has begun her fundraising campaign for re-election. Looking at her record, I am deeply troubled by her response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on what is now termed Obamacare. In her response to the court’s decision, she says, “I respect it and encourage others to do the same.”

The court unconstitutionally redefined the law so as to justify its decision in declaring the law constitutional. When the government unconstitutionally manipulates the law in order to impose the government’s will against the will of the citizens, this is tyranny. The congresswoman willingly accepted this act of tyranny and, worse, wants her constituents to do the same.

Now that it’s re-election time, one way the congresswoman attempts to connect with her constituents is to boast of her distinction as the first member of Congress to give birth to three children while in office. “While I extol the blessings of having children, I don’t accept the premise that having children while in office makes one worthy of re-election.”

I am but one vote. Yet I will not support anyone who so easily surrenders their freedoms and liberties and who encourages their constituents to do the same.

Doug Belcher


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