The Obama administration has dropped a bombshell in the recent Hobby Lobby challenge to Obamacare.
According to CNS News, the Obama administration claims that the 1st Amendment still allows them to force Christians to violate their religious beliefs, amazingly, even on the basis where the life and deaths of innocent human beings is at stake. Americans opposed to Obamacare and fond of the 1st Amendment should stand behind Hobby Lobby on this one. A couple of informative videos about Hobby Lobby’s fight against tyranny and Obamacare are down at the bottom of the story. From the CNS story linked above.:
In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.
Because federal judges—including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor—have refused to grant an injunction protecting the owners of Hobby Lobby from being forced to act against their Christian faith, those owners will be subject to federal fines of up to $1.3 million per day starting Tuesday for refusing to include abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.
The Obama administration is making a two-fold argument for why it can force Christians to act against their faith in complying with the regulation it has issued under the Obamacare law that requires virtually all health care plans to cover, without co-pay, sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs.
The last we knew, the 1st Amendment was still in effect in America, has that been taken away too, along with the governments attempt to take away our 2nd Amendment? Is this what happens once they take away Americans right to protect ourselves via our 2nd Amendment? Armed IRS workers to enforce Obamacare? The last time we checked, the 1st was still in effect; from the ADL itself.:
The right to freedom of religion is so central to American democracy that it was enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution along with other fundamental rights such as freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” – The First Amendment
In order to guarantee an atmosphere of absolute religious liberty, this country’s founders also mandated the strict separation of church and state. Largely because of this prohibition against government regulation or endorsement of religion, diverse faiths have flourished and thrived in America since the founding of the republic. Indeed, James Madison, the father of the United States Constitution, once observed that “the [religious] devotion of the people has been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.”
Americans are still among the most religious people in the world. Yet the government plays almost no role in promoting, endorsing or funding religious institutions or religious beliefs. Free from government control — and without government assistance — religious values, literature, traditions and holidays permeate the lives of our citizens and, in their diverse ways, form an integral part of our national culture. By maintaining the wall separating church and state, we can guarantee the continued vitality of religion in American life.
– The First Amendment
This a video created using actual liberal comments on the Huffington Post message board about Hobby Lobby refusing to cover the morning after pill.
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