Skip to comments.WaPo Editor’s Startling Defense: ‘Maybe the Founders Were Wrong to Guarantee Freedom of Religion’
Posted on 02/09/2012 8:48:27 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
Weve covered the hot debate raging between the Obama administration and the Catholic Church on this site. And weve covered plenty of arguments for and against the Obamacare mandate that businesses, through their insurers, offer free contraception. But we havent covered a defense quite like this. It goes like this: Maybe the founders were wrong to guarantee free Exercise of religion, but they did and the administration needs to respect that.
Thats what Washington Post editor Melinda Henneberger told MSNBCs Chris Matthews last night while defending Catholics. Heres the full quote:
Maybe the Founders were wrong to guarantee free exercise of religion in the First Amendment but that is what they did and I dont think we have to choose here. She went on to to say that What [the Obama administration is] doing is guaranteeing people, you know, these Catholic outfits and others cant serve the populations that they were called to serve. Thats a good point. But the comment about the founders seems startling. Newsbusters may have put it best when it said, Hennebergers larger point was defensive of the Catholic Church and of religious liberty. However, her comment on the First Amendment was poorly phrased.
You can watch the segment at The Blaze.
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Islam is a protected religion, but the Catholic Church is the enemy.
Anti-Catholicism really is the last acceptable form of bigotry in the U.S.
>>However, her comment on the First Amendment was poorly phrased.<<
She didn’t mean the “Maybe” part.
She ment that with the utmost respect....
Let’s see, according to liberals, there’s should be a right to health care and a right to free contraception but no right to religious liberty. That one can be tossed.
Hutcheson believed that the right to judgement or belief was an unalienable natural right.Jefferson was well aware that the opinions and belief of men depend not on their own will, but follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds.
When did "Southern White Male" become a protected minority? Did I miss something?
Maybe the Founding Fathers made that minor “mistake” with the historical perspective, totally missed by this editor, that this country was founded by Protestants and Catholics fleeing religious persecution.
“’What [the Obama administration is] doing is guaranteeing people, you know, these Catholic outfits and others cant serve the populations that they were called to serve.’ Thats a good point.”
“That’s a good point”!! What’s good about it? What conceivable superior knowledge of this administration could possibly qualify it (or this nitwit columnist) to determine what medical or other services “these Catholic outfits” must offer? Surely, The Blaze isn’t praising such inanity. If so, that’s the end of The Blaze for me.
Maybe the Founding Fathers were right about tar and feathers.
Maybe the Founders were wrong to guarantee freedom of the press in the First Amendment ...
She left out those obstreperous AMISH!
This is true. I think the left’s overall strategy is that they think if they can break the Catholic Church, then all of the other Christians will fall in line with them.
Not just a right to “health care”, but she embues the government with the right to compell religous institutions to provide “health care” however broadly defined.
Let’s not forget, the founders would, to a man, have vehemently denied that the Constitution said what the Supreme Court held that is said in Roe v. Wade.
However tendentious broadening the definition of “health care” to include what a lot of people would call infanticide, and of a particularly callous nature, might be, the notion that anyone has a Constitutional right to the “health care”, which means, by any definition, the labor and property of third parties, is laughable on its face.
If, according to this burned-out bulb, the Founding Fathers made one mistake; then perhaps they made more. Let’s see what else is a bother: guns, trial by jury, illegal searches, right to one’s property, state’s rights, limited government.
Wait, except for the guns, all those rights have been nullified by SCOTUS.
It's high time the left realize that Jesus Christ is not a religion - He's the Truth.
Give Obama credit for not being a Nazi. Hilter felt he was too weak politically to take on the Church during the War. He intended to even up the score with the Catholic Church after the War.
Yes. I'm SURE that's all it was. I'm sure the editor of one of the nation's largest newspapers simply lacks the English language skills to clearly state her thoughts and ideas. That being the case, perhaps she should resign...
Unlike Stalin, who asked, “How many divisions does the Pope have?”
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