Letter to the Editor

Can’t support this

CambriaOctober 9, 2013 

I could understand and support a Congress that would shut the government down because that government was imprisoning people without constitutional due process; or because it was using extraordinary means to spy on its citizens without warrant; or because it was conducting endless wars without congressional approval; or because it was using tax dollars to bail out bandit bankers; or because its Supreme Court equated money with speech and undermined democracy.

What I can’t understand and can’t support is an obstructionist minority that shuts the government down to prevent implementing a health insurance program that was passed by Congress; signed into law by the president; ruled constitutional by a conservative Supreme Court; demanded by a majority of citizens; and provides health coverage for millions of Americans who otherwise will be left uninsured.

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