A short list of things, inspired bythis nonsense, that I would like to defund because I have moral qualms:
David Vitter’s health care
The electricity, copy paper and intern hours devoted to producing a resolution honoring Rush Limbaugh
Wars in general
Especially wars the public has decided it’s had enough of
Rape Gurney Joe Lieberman’s health care
Seriously, the Congressional cafeterias. It should only serve that which is served to the poorest public schoolchildren in DC. Anything fancier is unconscionable.
I don’t know where we got this idea, probably from the glibertarian crowd, that we govern like you order fast food. You don’t have to pay for anything you don’t like! Well, guess what? You’ll be eating your fucking hash browns because I want my McChicken and you’ll motherfucking like it. We all have to pay for things we don’t like, things we consider objectionable, things we have deep moral qualms about.
I don’t know when abortion became the only issue about which you could have moral reservations, either. Got moral reservations about the war? Shut up, hippie. Moral reservations about whether the state can force a woman to bear a child against her will? We’d better respect your point of view lest we look compassionless. This isn’t even my pro-choice talking, it’s my bullshit detector going off.