Beware Republican “Defunding” Scams – Letter to the Denver Post

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The Denver Post
101 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202


If I were a congressman, I would vote “yes” on defunding both Planned Parenthood as well as Obamacare. But I would do so unenthusiastically.

Such gestures are nothing more than partisan grandstanding. Republicans know that Obama would veto either bill. And after such measures fail, the Republican majorities in both houses will go back to business as usual and continue to fund things they claim they passionately hate. If Republicans seriously wanted to defund Planned Parenthood and Obamacare, they would vote “no” on every bill that contained one penny of funding for either of them.

I will give Democrats this: they are honest about their belief in four-dimensional government. Republicans campaign like libertarians, but once they are elected they govern like Democrats. They have done so for decades. They always leave government bigger, uglier, costlier and more intrusive that they found it.

There is no “lesser evil” in Washington.

Douglas F. Newman

About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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1 Response to Beware Republican “Defunding” Scams – Letter to the Denver Post

  1. Manuel Miles says:

    Well said and “Amen!” brother Doug!

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