Thursday, January 3, 2013

Obama Administration Sets Itself Against the First Amendment


Say what you want about abortion being a woman’s right to choose and it being a woman’s body and a fetus just being a mass of tissue and blah blah blah, chirp chirp, beep beep.

But Christians believe otherwise. It’s because we’re taught to respect life in any form, whether it’s an unborn baby or a mentally handicapped child or a physically disabled grown-up lying in a hospital bed dying of thirst.

So sue us.

Though you’ll have to get in line to do that, since President Obama and his Orwellian idea of an administration is already doing just that in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius.

The Hobby Lobby’s owners, David and Barbara Green, maintain that they shouldn’t be required to offer health care plans to their employees that cover abortion-inducing drugs. They’re leaning on the First Amendment, which prohibits the U.S. government from interfering in the “free exercise” of religion. And since the Green’s religious views include the aforementioned respect for life at any stage, the argument goes that they shouldn’t be forced to help pay for something that ends life.

Not so fast though, says the Obama administration. For two reasons, as explained by CNS News:

·         “…Americans lose their First Amendment right to freely exercise their religion when they form a corporation and engage in commerce. A person’s Christianity, the administration argues, cannot be carried out through activities he engages in through an incorporated business.”
·         “… the administration argues it can force a person to act against his religion so long as the coercion is done under the authority of a law that is neutral and generally applicable – in other words, as long as the law was not written specifically to persecute Christians as Christians, the government can use that law to persecute Christians.”

So apparently, we’re only allowed to be Christians in the privacy of our own home; we can’t be Christian in our business dealings? Because that makes sense. If you’re an ancient Islamic overlord. Or a current one, for that matter.

Meanwhile, there are also strong rumors from The Huffington Post that: “The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well.”

It therefore seems logical to conclude that the Obama administration cares very little if at all about the Constitution and prefers giving unearned privileges away to illegal immigrants than defending the rights of law-abiding natural citizens.

How nice.

And what a surprise.

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