Terry Jeffrey

It will not matter if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., refuses to move a government funding bill through the Senate that includes the House language defunding Obamacare. It will not matter if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. and the majority of Senate Republicans -- except Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and a few other stalwarts -- decide to let Reid pass legislation to fund Obamacare by a simple majority vote. It will not matter if Obama vows to veto any legislation that includes the House language that prohibits funding for Obamacare.

Unless the Republican-controlled House passes legislation that permits funding of Obamacare, Obamacare is dead.

The strategic framework of this battle is simple: Every thing Obama, Senate Democrats and their allies in the liberal media are doing in this fight seeks a single end -- making House Republicans enact legislation funding the implementation of Obamacare.

If Obama, Senate Democrats and their allies in the liberal media cannot make House Republicans fund Obamacare, they lose and America wins.

So the question is this: Why would House Republicans abandon their current principled position and go ahead and fund Obamacare?

In general terms, this answer is also simple: They will only do it if they believe that for enacting legislation to fund Obamacare they will get something they value even more in return.

But what could that be?

To answer that it is first necessary to weigh the value of what the Republicans would get if they hold their ground and stop Obamacare. In that case, they would preserve a large measure of American freedom that is imminently threatened.

Under Obamacare, for the first time ever, the federal government will force American citizens to buy a product they do not want.

Under Obamacare, the administration will give tax dollars to insurance plans that pay for abortions -- the deliberate taking of innocent life.

Under Obamacare, the administration will force Catholics and other Christians to buy and/or provide coverage for services -- including sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs -- that violate the teachings of their faith.

Obamacare will annihilate both freedom of conscience and innocent human lives -- in the babies aborted by its subsidies.

Could Obama and Senate Democrats and the liberal media offer anything of such great value that House Republicans should trade it for this?


Terry Jeffrey

Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSNews

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