To the Editor,
Recently, Eighth District Congressman Larry Kissell misrepresented policy disputes with Republicans as mindless “partisan bickering.” This mischaracterization retards rather than moves forward honest debate over serious and important policy differences.
Many policy conflicts are disputes based on deep ideological principles. With these issues, compromise is virtually impossible. Because the future of the country is at stake, one side must defeat the other. On one side are Larry Kissell and Barack Obama who are committed to expanding the size and scope of government. Kissell and his cronies want to increase governmental control while diminishing the power of the individual. Their ultimate goal is a European-style socialist democracy where the state is sovereign and the subjects do what they are told.
This view of America stands in sharp contrast to the conservative view put forward by Founding Fathers for a limited constitutional republic that offers its citizens unlimited economic opportunity. Kissell’s ideal is both dangerous to liberty as well as being unsustainable economically. An example of the type of policy an out-of-control government passes is Obamacare.
For conservatives, no compromise is possible on Obamacare. It kills jobs, unconstitutionally mandates individuals to buy insurance, and forces companies to push their workers into government health care. In addition, it forces premiums through the ceiling while raising billions in taxes. In the long term, it offers only rationing, the takeover of health care by government, and a public dependent on government for their lives. Obamacare must be repealed without compromise.
Most of the controversies in Washington are over radically different visions for America’s future. Kissell glosses over these differences as “partisanship” in the hope that the voters in the District 8 will not notice his voting record. The only course for a brighter tomorrow is to defeat Kissell’s and Obama’s dream of a bigger government. At the ballot box, the citizens of District 8 must demand a smaller government with the potential for more private sector jobs — without compromise.
Candidate for Congress