Taxes that Offend

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann
511 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Fleischmann;

You voted with those who are “offended” that, occasionally, abortions are required to save women’s lives. Your legislation should quite effectively deprive insured women, as well as the poor, of this unpleasant, but sometimes necessary, medical procedure. Frankly, I’m appalled that you hold women and their families in such low regard. However, this move to save “unborn Americans” at the expense of their mothers opens a wider issue, the issue of “offensive” taxes.

I, too, find some tax allocations offensive. In particular, I am deeply disturbed that half of our tax dollars go to support undeclared, long-term, wars in which “BORN Americans” (and untold born and unborn others) have been killed, maimed, and mentally disabled for a decade now. First, there is the legal aspect: none of these wars has been declared by Congress, which is clearly required in the Constitution you took an oath to uphold. Second, my faith, based on the teachings of Jesus, states unequivocally that violence is wrong. Even if one accepts that it is sometimes necessary as a last resort, to prevent greater violence (and there is no compelling evidence that it ever does), “pre-emptive” aggression is never justified.

So I would like you, as my Representative, to draft and present a Bill ending the use of my tax dollars to murder born Americans. I’d be glad to help you research and write it. I’ll bet we find more co-sponsors that you think, if we look outside your little enclave at the larger House.

I look forward to hearing from you on this matter and to following our Bill through the legislative process.

As for those motherless babies your recent vote may produce, you’d better keep on funding programs to support them, too. Or is it OK if they die AFTER they’re born? Say, in Afghanistan?

Emailed on Saturday, May 7, 2011

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