“The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.” ― Albert Einstein
What the left hand is doing…
Last week some Christians protested about the Whitehouse’s unwavering plans to force all insurance companies to cover, at no charge, all contraceptives, abortion inducing drugs, and sterilization, that is at the very soul of Obama Care. Catholic schools and hospitals, and faith-based pregnancy centers are being forced to offer the coverage. Our religious liberties, as given in our 1st Amendment, should be protected, so Obama is attempting to go around this by mandating insurance companies to “accommodate” these institutions to offer free contraception so that religious institutions don’t have to. Christians will now pay for contraception, just as they are forced to pay for abortions, with their tax dollars. Sleight of hand, a grand illusion, masterfully performed, and evil to the bone.
In his myopic and self-serving mandates, both religious and individual liberty will be trampled in a one size fits all health care package, as explained by a speech given by The Heritage Foundation, where Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) spoke explained his opposition to this latest Obamacare mandate, this Monday. In an interview with Heritage, Blunt called the move a “genuine assault on First Amendment freedoms” and that this “accommodation” as nothing more than an “accounting gimmick.”
“This is not about cost. It’s about the Constitution,” Mr.Blunt said. “And if you can decide this no longer offends me because I don’t have to pay for it, I guess your concern is financial all the time and not faith-based.”
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell
The Heritage Foundation… “Unfortunately, the president’s disregard for the First Amendment is not his first assault on the Constitution. Earlier this year, President Obama cast aside our government’s fundamental separation of powers when he made four unconstitutional appointments without bothering to seek the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate, as the Constitution requires. Yesterday, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), who was among the first to warn about the consequences of the president’s unilateral action, spoke at Heritage about the ramifications of those appointments. In an exclusive interview, he explained that today, more than a month after the illegal appointments, a new director is running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members of the National Labor Relations Board are conducting business — all in blatant violation of the Constitution.” “He’s reading the Constitution in a way that’s manifestly wrong,” Lee explained. “It’s contrary to the text. It’s contrary to tradition and practice, and it’s contrary to logic.” “This is not a partisan issue for me. I would be equally outraged if this were a Republican president doing this same thing,” Lee added. “Once this gains some momentum, this practice could be very destructive to the Senate’s prerogative of advice and consent. This is a power that doesn’t belong to the president. It belongs to the people of the United States of America.” Notes on Liberty and deception… President Obama, of course, offers justifications for his actions. In the case of the illegal appointments, he says that he simply “can’t wait” for the Congress to act. In the case of the Obamacare contraception mandate, he insists he is acting in the best interest of the American people, while offering a “fair” accommodation to religious institutions. The trouble is that the president is measuring himself against his own subjective standard while disregarding the objective limitations on his power. In a government where there are no practical limits on executive overreach, there are likewise no limits on the government’s ability to impose its will on the people. With the president’s trampling of religious liberties, the country is getting its first taste of the consequences of Obama’s unmitigated power grab. And if this power remains unchecked, there are certainly more consequences to come. “One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” ― Ron Paul