First Amendment & Hobby LobbyPosted: 2 January 2013
Remember when the President “compromised” on conscience regarding the Health and Human Services Dept rule implementing Obamacare? He gave Americans, in the words of Cardinal Dolan, “a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.” Well the strong arm tactics are picking up speed.
First, the Little Sisters of the Poor are told they probably don’t qualify for a religious exemption. Now, Hobby Lobby has lost their first appeal. If they lose again, they will face a choice to pay for immoral services (e.g.. abortions) that violate the tenets of their faith, or face fines that will bankrupt their business and put thousands of their employers out of work.
All because of Mr Obama and the progressives’ love for abortion and contraception. Ms Sibelius, HHS Secretary, made a comment that to me is the height of irony: “The Obama administration believes that decisions about medical care should be made by a woman and her doctor, not a woman and her boss.”
Finally, something we can agree on…so why are you making a woman’s boss pay for it? Contraception is not “health care”any more than Viagra is healthcare. Neither is abortion, except in the rare cases where a woman’s life is in danger (and that’s what we usually call “triage”).
What Progressives never seem to understand us that the right to private property includes the right to spend my money how I see fit. Paying for someone else’s choices, particularly when I disagree with then, violates my rights. Progressives think their way is the best…and use the power of government to force everyone to do things their way.
Not very enlightened….despotism and tyranny go hand on hand with the Progressives’ philosophy. It’s already started here in America. The end of the Republic is near.