Here is the text of a letter I have written to my representative in Congress, Bob Goodlatte, regarding the House Republicans' decision to fund ObamaCare until January 15, 2014:
Dear Representative Goodlatte:
As your constituent and as a Roman Catholic, I was deeply disappointed by the immoral, irresponsible, and cowardly decision of you and your House Republican colleagues to fund ObamaCare through January 15, 2014 in order to avert a U.S. Treasury default and end the partial federal government shutdown.
This decision to finance ObamaCare, even temporarily, was an immoral decision because it includes federal funding of abortion and because ObamaCare tramples on our sacred rights as human beings to act in accordance with the sovereign Law of God when it comes to human life, marriage and family, our religious and moral values, and our personal healthcare decisions. This decision was irresponsible because it took our nation even deeper into an impossible hole of debt by funding a massive, ill-conceived and unsustainable socialized medicine scheme our nation simply cannot afford. And this decision was cowardly because you and your colleagues surrendered your fundamental moral principles and convictions in the face of a fiscal crisis and gave the Obama administration exactly what it wanted: funding for ObamaCare.
I was strongly supportive of the courageous action you and your House Republican colleagues took in late September and early October by refusing to fund ObamaCare even at the cost of a federal government shutdown. You did the right thing by standing on principle and taking a risk to protect innocent unborn human lives. Unfortunately, however, when the Treasury default loomed in mid-October, expediency replaced principle; temporary convenience overshadowed moral integrity and human rights; and lesser economic issues trumped the fundamental moral issues our country is facing: abortion, artificial contraception, traditional marriage, euthanasia, radical secularism and loss of our nation's Christian identity, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, and freedom to act in accord with the sovereign law of God.
By agreeing to fund ObamaCare for three months in a Continuing Resolution, you and your House Republican colleagues gave President Obama an enormous political victory--not only because you surrendered to his immoral and unconstitutional "healthcare" law, but also because your attention has been diverted from the grave moral issues our country is facing, such as human rights and America's Christian identity, to lesser economic and fiscal matters, such as the debt and the budget.
Mr. Goodlatte, let me ask you: Which is more important: protecting the U.S. Treasury from default, or protecting innocent unborn human life? Which is more important: reducing the national debt or protecting our First Amendment rights? Which is more important: fixing the economy or protecting our God-given rights as individuals and families to make our own healthcare decisions in accord with the objective moral law and without interference or compulsion from a corrupt and immoral government bureaucracy? Which is more important: getting the fiscal house in order or protecting American families, the basic unit of our society, from destruction by a massive onslaught of gravely immoral anti-life drugs and procedures they don't want and can't afford?
Mr. Goodlatte, you and your House Republican colleagues have lost your moral compass. I respectfully urge you and your colleagues to get your priorities straight and keep them straight. Moral issues should come first; economic issues should be secondary. If you don't stand strong and consistently defend our core principles and traditional values of human life, marriage, family, human rights, the Constitution, and our nation's Christian identity against all comers, how can you hope to accomplish anything of lasting value for our nation?
I want nothing to do with this outrageous monstrosity known as ObamaCare. I have always managed without health insurance and am not going to buy it now. I'm under the poverty line and can't afford it. And even if I could afford it, the federal government would have no right to force me or any other private American to purchase individual health insurance coverage, least of all coverage that includes gravely immoral products and services masquerading as "health care" that have nothing whatsoever to do with health care and everything to do with Communist Chinese-style population control for the profit of corrupt abortion, pharmaceutical and insurance industries.
Mr. Goodlatte, are you and your colleagues ready and willing to do what it takes to protect my right to refuse to purchase evil products I don't want and can't afford? Or will you continue to cowardly surrender to the Obama administration's high-handed dictates and allow immorality and tyranny to destroy our once-great nation?
I urge you in the strongest possible terms to take whatever measures are necessary and within your power to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety. And I will keep you and your colleagues in my daily prayers. May God give you the strength to always follow His sovereign law and do what is right, not necessarily what is convenient or politically correct.