Letter: This has to stop

Janice Drummond, Marco Island

This has to stop

Obamacare's direct assault on religious liberty has met a roadblock. A Denver judge agreed with a coalition of civil rights groups that the mandate for employer health-insurance programs to offer "free" contraception and abortion-related drugs is a "substantial burden" on a Colorado family-owned company's free exercise of religion.

There's an injunction now, but a full trial is will follow.

Meanwhile, the welfare state thrives in the U.S. Senate where 78 percent of the cost of a new $970 billion "farm bill" is food stamps. It passed 65-34. The House agriculture committee passed it own bill whose $957 billion cost includes 79 percent food stamps.

One in every seven Americans gets food stamps, a program staggering under waste, fraud and abuse. So let's have more!

The Department. of Agriculture is pushing the program hard, signing up people as fast as it can. Spanish-language ads and the Ag Dept's "partnership" with the Mexican government to reach Mexican nationals in the U.S. expand the rolls. College students are actively recruited into the program. Maybe you've recently been invited to a "food stamp party," where messages about the benefits of food stamps are slipped into social hours and word games. What fun!

These people have to go. It's time to clean house, top to bottom. My choice for the U.S. House in Southwest Florida is Republican Byron Donalds. This outstanding citizen is committed to constitutional principles and will work tirelessly to bring sanity and fiscal responsibility to D.C.

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