It is the height of irresponsibility to send American Reservist or National Guard troops to fight Ebola. They are trained to fight an enemy they can see, not one that lurks in emesis and feces, requiring skills outside their expertise to combat. Even if they are going to build infrastructure, are they going to do it in hazmat protective gear, or will the Pentagon merely send them into harms way, far away from the families they will leave behind, with a slap on the back and a prayer?
If it is a nightmare clearing people, we now fear to allow into our country from these infected areas, where the disease is now endemic, how will we prevent the men and women we order there from bringing back more then anyone planned in this grand un-thought-out sacrificial executive act? Will we be quarantining our soldiers before they return to family and countrymen?
This is a cause best fought by volunteers and a cause better suited to trained doctors, nurses, and I stress again, the word “volunteers”. JFK created the Peace Corpse, President Obama can make yet another speech to lead into this battle those who are still willing to follow and trust him.
Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser promised “to work tirelessly to help defeat Members who support this legislation and make sure their constituents know exactly how they voted.”
“The executive order on abortion funding does absolutely nothing to fix the problems presented by the health care reform bill that the House will vote on this evening. The very idea should offend all pro-life Members of Congress. An executive order can be rescinded at any time at the President’s whim, and the courts could and have a history of trumping executive orders. Most importantly, pro-abortion Representatives have admitted the executive order is meaningless.”
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life Action:
“Once again, the proposal to address the problem of abortion funding in the health care bill through use of an executive order is a tacit acknowledgement that the bill as it stands is pro-abortion legislation. Both the President and the Speaker have repeatedly denied this stark fact.
Furthermore, the AUL legal team has concluded that an executive order is not an adequate fix to mitigate the Senate bill’s establishment of taxpayer-funded abortion. For example, an executive order cannot prevent insurance companies that pay for abortions in the exchanges from receiving federal subsidies.
In addition, executive orders can be undone or modified as quickly as they are created. President Obama revoked the Mexico City Policy, through the use of an executive order, and thereby allowed federal tax dollars to finance organizations that provide abortions internationally for the first time in years.
This fact, coupled with the Administration’s repeated endorsement of the pro-abortion lobby’s agenda, force any reasonable person to conclude that this bill will clearly create the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion in American history.”
“This bill fundamentally changes the relationship between the federal government and the people; and it does so in a despicably evil way. Health care will, there is no doubt, be wielded as a political weapon to reward and punish.
Congratulations, Bart Stupak and your so-called “Pro-Life” Democrat Caucus, you’ve sentenced the unborn generations of this country to misery, poverty and economic ruin. Way to stay true to your beliefs.
You aren’t pro-life, you’re low-lives.”
Tom Price calls it “a pig in a poke” – you can’t override legislation with an executive order.