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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
GOP should keep fighting Obamacare
Why did President Obama violate his own law by delaying Obamacare’s employer mandate on big businesses for one year, but is going to make the rest of us abide by the law? Also, how is he getting away with it?
I can’t believe that is a fair thing to do to us middle-class people he swears he so badly wants to help. Also, why are many liberal groups beginning to oppose the law?
Would Obama shut down much of the government by vetoing the bill if Republicans defunded only Obamacare in the upcoming continuing budget resolution battle? In other words, if they funded all government operations except this one item?
According to every poll I have seen, the majority of the American people does not want this law to be fully implemented. Will Republicans fight for this majority, or just roll over the way Obama believes they will?
FRANK F. ELLIS III
Abortion foes would impose theocracy
Sean Peekler’s letter (“GOP ticket shows due respect for life,” Aug. 3) states, “even to think that a fertilized human egg is not a human being shows he needs to read the Bible and hear what God had to say about this matter.”
I have no quarrel with the fact that a fertilized human egg will develop into one or more human beings, if all goes well. But I would like Peekler to explain (away) these facts:
First, more than half of fertilized human eggs never implant successfully in a human uterus. Would he say his God creates these “human beings” only to see them destroyed almost immediately?
Second, if there is a good explanation for the creation and demise of so many “souls,” given his belief that a human being is ensouled at fertilization, how does he explain the eight- or 16-celled individual soul splitting, sometimes multiple times, to create identical twins, triplets, etc.?
I do not like abortion. I would hope to see improved sex education and birth control to prevent abortion as much as possible. Still, unless we are to be a totalitarian state/theocracy, the decision belongs to the woman and her God, if she has one.
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