Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has reported today that the Democrats are taking up a vote this morning on whether or not US military chaplains will be arrested for providing any type of religious service during the Government shutdown.
In a quote from his official Facebook page, Stockman indicated "Democrats are about to vote this morning to make it illegal for military chaplains to minister during the shutdown. How screwed up is that?"
In confirmation of Rep. Stockman's assertions, the website "Archdioceses for the Military Services" indicates that word of the radical actions being taken against US military Chaplains, by both Obama and the Democrats are indeed true. The refusal of access, as initially predicated by the White House, forbids even volunteer services as outlined in the following post by John Schlageter, General Counsel for the religious organization:
With the government shutdown, many GS and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer. During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.
Though most Americans find it hard to understand why Obama and the Democrats have undertaken such actions, political experts indicate that the White House has decided to make the shutdown as difficult as possible for all Americans in an effort to exacerbate the shutdown so that the GOP will be blamed.
While the traditional media seems to have fallen on the side of the Democrats, public perception of the spending debacle seems to be swaying in the GOP's favor, especially as major headlines across the country are indicating that the true impact of Obamacare will soon be costing Americans as much as ten times traditional health insurance costs.
Despite frequent attempts by House Republicans to fund all other portions of the government, the Obama-led Democrats have refused all attempts at negotiation, while cutting off access to even normally unmanned Federal Parks, memorials and monuments.
Meanwhile, Obama's approval ratings continue to plunge, as most Americans can only wonder at what could be termed the "questionable motivations" of a Regime stubbornly set to get its way, no matter what, and against all attempts at negotiation.