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Unconstitutional invasion

The Spokesman-Review

Here we go! Obama lifted the abortion restriction on overseas family-planning aid. Blah-blah the semantics all you want, taxpayers funding foreign abortions will be the reality.

However misguided, whatever its shortcomings, the Iraq war did not have noncombatant casualties as a goal, primary or otherwise. A historic horror of war is the suffering of innocents. Iraq is not unique in this, though liberals want us think so. And our Constitution says war is a legitimate function of government.

But here’s American money and its influence, despite loud protest, invading foreign soil with a primary goal of slaughtering crimeless, noncombatant, unborn babies. The Constitution doesn’t permit abortion. A loony, liberal Supreme Court, standing on its head, stuffed with Timothy Leary philosophy, magically found it there.

Now – explain this to us, liberals. How is it America is accursed in your eyes because of accidental injury and death to civilians in a war that had congressional backing when it started (was constitutionally legitimate), but going overseas without constitutional backing specifically to kill the unborn is now “progressive” America, back on moral track, ready to regain friends and influence people?

You don’t see the hypocrisy, do you?

Rod Foss



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