Friday, July 12, 2013

Freedom For All? Not from the GOP!

It looks like not everyone approves of the job being done by Republican Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15th).  In an opinion column in CirclevilleToday, the writer questions whether Stivers is for everyone's rights.


....Rep. Stivers said he was worried that “government was targeting its citizens.” So am I, but that worry comes from areas Stivers failed to mention and probably never will. In Michigan, the Republican governor is taking over entire cities, removing the elected leaders and imposing his hand-picked dictators. In a number of states, including Ohio, Republican legislators, overwhelmingly male, have taken it upon themselves to dictate women’s options and choices regarding their own health. At least a dozen states controlled by Republicans have already taken steps to make voting more difficult for certain groups of people, groups (e.g. students) that are more likely to vote for Democrats. The conservative Texas State School Board and like-minded forces around the country are pushing to get their own religious-scientific-political views into texts and curricula for everyone else.

Well, this looks like “big government intrusion” to me. As Rep. Stivers wrote: “Targeting any American based on partisan means is unacceptable.” Removing elected mayors and councils and replacing them with dictators in addition to making it more difficult for millions to vote seems to conflict with Rep. Stivers’ belief that the “American people must be free to choose their own destiny.” Likewise, men deciding how women should act and then passing laws to ensure women do as men say seems to me, again quoting Rep. Stivers, “an egregious abuse of power.”

Politicians, why not ask all the tough questions and fight for everybody’s freedoms — not just the ones that fit your party’s agenda.

While Stivers, Cantor, Boehner and the rest of the GOP talk about "freedom" and cutting down regulations, they'll do anything they can to regulate a woman's uterus.

In case you are interested, the Republican controlled House of Representatives will vote for the 38th time to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The GOP has done absolutely nothing but obstruct, stop, delay, and sit on their hands. Shame. Now the Republicans have also cut the SNAP program from the agriculture bill. While the GOP shows their favoritism for farmers and agricultural mega farms, the poor are left out.

Boehner, Cantor, and the rest of the House Republicans are coming up with their own immigration reform bill. Really. You can just imagine the heartless, disgusting document they'll deliver, considering their outright racism.