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Oppose theObama Standoff!

Bravo, to all the Letters to the Editors and comments in favor of religious free expression, conscience and State’s rights that I’m seeing. (My hometown paper has one from a man I don’t know – but only subscribers can read it.)

It’s been said before: if the Federal government can make you buy anything, it can make you buy *anything.* Will the mandated insurance packages in Washington include Physician Assisted Suicide?

This administration has already imposed regulations that infringe on the right of conscience of physicians and other health care providers. (“Anti-abortion” docs should never serve under-served areas and should have cooperative referral agreements with abortionists according to previous opinions by Sebelius.)

Who wants a doctor or church leader without a conscience giving you medical or spiritual care?  Or even picking out what you hope is a reliable insurance company who will be there when you really need them?

In a particularly unconscionable moment, one Obama Administration representative told representatives of religious organizations that they had a year to reconcile – with Obama, not with God.

Governor Rick Perry and the True Enemy of Liberty (video)

Here are two videos of  Rick Perry the way that we want to hear him speak at the debates, courtesy of  Aaron Gardner, via  Moe Lane, via Red State. (and a Tweet)
Governor Perry has the reputation of a swaggering Texan, but he’s not one to knock others off the podium. He’s a gentleman, who is out to defeat the real enemy: Barack Obama. and big, centralizes, expensive, inefficient and unConstitutional Government. These are the real threats to liberty and the real job killers, according to him.
In these videos, he’s speaking to a group of college students about jobs, tar sand oil fields and the proposed gas pipeline from Canada through the US, and about Social Security and Medicare. I don’t think the audience or the questions make the difference in his energy and clear message.Instead, I believe he’s more comfortable fighting issues and the opposition party that people that he considers compatriots. I thought the same thing watching him debate Debra Medina and Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the 2008 Texas Republican Primary debates.
Note who and what the Governor is talking about and condemning: big government and Barack Obama (or ” OBarack Obama,” at one point.) He’s not attacking his fellow Republican candidates.I think the Governor just doesn’t like attacking his fellow candidates or being attacked.
Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth Remarks, Part I

and Part II.
In that second video,  Governor Perry mistakenly says the founding of the Nation was in the “16th Century.” The people who laugh at that gaffe did not even notice that he went on to quote the 10th Amendment. I’ll bet that none of them could do that!

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