Funding not part of Bill of Rights
In his column Feb. 7, "A Shell Game of Contraception Funding," Michael Gerson writes, "In this case, the administration views access to contraception as an individual right to be guaranteed by the government." This statement pretty much sums up President Obama's view of how our country should be run.
"Government grants rights, not the Constitution" and these "rights" granted by the government must be funded by the government.
The Bill of Rights enumerates the rights citizens have, but it doesn't fund any of these rights. We have "Freedom of Speech," but the government doesn't provide you with a microphone; "Freedom of the Press," but provide your own ink, paper and printing press; "Freedom of Assembly" — get your own transportation.
United States citizens have access to many forms of contraception. Choose the one you want, go to the drugstore and buy it with your own money.
Mary Ann Cronauer
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