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Sun., July 27, 2014, midnight

Shirking freedom duty

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is asking her constituents to join her in the fight for our liberties and freedoms. It’s crucial that we fight against the assault on our freedoms and liberties. However, based on the congresswoman’s past statements and decisions, I question if she has the willingness or ability needed to fight for our Constitution and freedoms.

In 2012, the congresswoman asked us to respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that allowed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to prevail. The law subverts the Constitution. More recently, McMorris Rodgers stated that it is unlikely that Obamacare would be repealed. Hardly the words and stance of one fighting for freedom.

When an effort to defund Obamacare was made by a group of Republicans, did the congresswoman support that effort, or did she side with Speaker John Boehner and the Republican establishment that undermined that effort?

McMorris Rodgers does well at making lofty statements and bringing home federal support. But the oath she took was to support and defend the Constitution, not to bring home the bacon. When it comes to fighting for our freedoms, liberties and the Constitution, the congresswoman does not stand and fight, but quickly capitulates.

Doug Belcher

Spokane



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