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Duncan Hunter and the 1.3T Omnibus Spending Bill

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 4 Comments


In the photo above Sen. Rand Paul holds the 2,232 page budget busting bill that took two hours to print, but I think there’s hope for reform in Washington if we can get just one of our founding ideas right.

The self-evident truth that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. This includes the idea that all men have a natural right to self-determine and makes it unethical for “A” to initiate aggression against “B” unless the freedom of “A” is in immediate danger.

I believe both Washington and Jefferson counseled us against entangling alliances and John Quincy Adams exhorted “not to go abroad seeking monsters to destroy.”

But we have “progressed.” Whereas our Founders feared standing armies, we have active duty military troops stationed in nearly 150 countries. If we’re on our neighbor’s property we’re probably the aggressor. See Gage, Howe and Cornwallis.

And herein lies Duncan Hunter’s Achilles’ heel. His simultaneous belief in foreign intervention with his congressional raison d’être, safety of the American soldier. It is this dangerous combination of ideas that makes him vulnerable to every omnibus, every Democrat request and Planned Parenthood vote for funding.

His magnum opus, a bill against child abuse on foreign military bases, only exists in a world which disregards the ideological view of our Framers.

If we sincerely care about the U.S. soldier and their families I suggest we demonstrate it by refusing to deploy them without a robust debate on the floor of Congress nor to an area where our freedom isn’t under imminent threat. To do otherwise is as unpatriotic and anti-family a policy as I can think. Not to mention the billions in property redistribution required to sustain it.

The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.”
– Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen

Can we talk about this?

Thank you to the four California Republican Congressmen who voted against this omnibus and further spending for Planned Parenthood.

Rep. Jeff Denham
Rep. Doug LaMalfa
Rep. Tom McClintock
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher


Comments 4

  1. I was at the Lincoln-Reagan dinner and both Hunter and Issa were there. Of course, they honored Issa as he’s outgoing but I could do nothing but look at them both in disgust. I believe one thing about conservatism and leftist is that we’ll not vote for RINOs whereas leftist just fall in line.

    I fear this Omnibus debacle will keep some conservatives home as it did in 2008 and 2012. Granted this is an off-cycle midterm we need every vote to maintain the House. I fear people like Hunter, Issa along with our leaders and Trump may have done what the MSM and Democrat party could not do. Separate some of Trump’s base from Trump.

    I’m thinking more of the race to replace Issa as Hunter – barring indictment – I see getting re-elected relatively easily. That said, that Omnibus bill vote of yes was expected and disappointing.

  2. As long as the GOP is committing suicide, they could at least do it with a little class. This spending bill guarantees additional losses in the House. They could have passed something decent, and then lost the seats. Instead, they turn against their own base, fragging us, before slitting their own throats.

    Thanks Duncan!

  3. If you think the average midterm voter is making their decision based on the Omnibus, I’d give you a D – on your pundit report card. The average voter doesn’t know what the hell an “omnibus” is. This election will be a referendum on one person: Donald Trump. Not an omnibus that — while bloated — still comes up cheaper than a previous omnibus under President Obama.

  4. Vance442, I get you and agree but my point is “some” and as the 2008 and 2012 elections showed, “some” do stay at home. Our margins are so razor thin, that should be a concern. You add, perception versus truth and it doesn’t matter if people don’t know details about something, it’s what they hear in the news and the narrative isn’t good with the Omnibus. PLUS… a “D” is still passing. 😉

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