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Lincoln must be bewildered

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From page A8 | October 15, 2013 |

From his place in the heavens, President Lincoln must be watching the partial government shutdown with bewilderment. The first Republican president and our greatest president did everything within his power to defend and protect the federal government.

Now a group of congressional members acting under the color of the Republican Party, but not its heritage, are doing everything within their power to shut it down. Instead of acting like true conservatives, respectful of the need to maintain a functioning government to protect liberty and property, these members have more in common with anarchists.

The members’ stated reason for forcing the government shutdown is their disapproval of the Affordable Care Act. Rather than exercising their constitutional remedy by obtaining a majority in both houses of Congress and then voting to repeal the act, they have elected to use any means necessary to achieve their ends. And the means to their ends involve risking the full faith and credit of the United States and potentially plunging a healing economy into another recession.

If damaging the economy is not bad enough, what if these members fail in their effort to end the Affordable Care Act? What means will they try next to obtain their ends? What may be even scarier is what if they succeed? What law will be next in the bull’s-eye for these radical legislative maneuvers? Will it be the Social Security Act or the Voting Rights Act, which this group apparently would like to repeal, too?

If President Lincoln were alive today I am sure he would urge these members to stop these extreme legislative maneuvers so that government of the people, by the people and for the people stays open for business.

David Sandino

Davis

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