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Congresswoman Clarifies Who Is Entitled to Impose Values on Others
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 02/18/2012 11:05:37 AM PST by John Semmens

The recent flap over the Obama Administration’s edict that all employers must provide birth control, including abortifacients, as part of heath insurance benefits for employees has given us a “teaching moment,” says representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.).

“We have established the fundamental principle that employers may not force their views on employees by refusing to cover the costs of birth control measures,” Wasserman-Schultz crowed. “The days of employer oppression of employees are over. The government has stepped in to defend the working class.”

The Congresswoman dismissed complaints that the Obama Administration’s move wrongfully violates individuals’ rights to act in accord with their own consciences. “We had an election in 2008,” she pointed out. “Obama won that election. He has a mandate from voters that overrides the supposed individual right to freedom of conscience. This is what democracy is all about.”

“In contrast, employers have no mandate to decide what they will or won’t pay for if elected authorities say otherwise,” she continued. “Obligations to invisible deities or claims of purported ‘inalienable rights’ cannot be used to set aside one’s responsibility to obey the laws laid down by our President.”

In related news, a quartet of Senate Democrats denounced a Republican initiative aimed at protecting the “right of conscience” to not be forced to participate in a government program that they believe to be morally wrong. “We can’t have people deciding for themselves whether they ought to be required to participate in funding someone else’s birth control or abortion rights,” declared California Senator Barbara Boxer. “This would put anarchic individualism ahead of social welfare. It would set the country back 200 years.”

Ironically, it was a little over 200 years ago that the First Amendment to the Constitution barred the government from interfering with an individual’s right of conscience.

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/02/18/congresswoman-clarifies-who-is-entitled-to-impose-values-on-others/


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: coercion; conscience; crap; democrats; faketitle; satire

1 posted on 02/18/2012 11:05:39 AM PST by John Semmens
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ping


2 posted on 02/18/2012 11:07:23 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

All Hail the Naked Emperor!


3 posted on 02/18/2012 11:23:32 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: John Semmens

Got me again! At least I didn’t go right into a raging rant.


4 posted on 02/18/2012 11:23:51 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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5 posted on 02/18/2012 11:25:35 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: John Semmens

It’s a sign of the times that this turned into some kind of women’s rights issue, and a clever ploy by the media which is now so incredibly propagandist on behalf of “the one”.

The Church was follwing it edict, as it has since the beginning. They instigated nothing, changed nothing and complained about nothing. Then, the govenment came along and kicked in thier front door. If there is controversy, it should be that the government picked a fight with the church, not the other way around.

As a former Catholic myself, I’m not surprised. The church has been cozying up to the democrats for too long. Overlooking the abortion platform, and standing silently as the democrats used them as props for election and re-election. I guess they thought they would be eaten last.

As long as Pelosi, Kerry, the Kennedy’s and so many others are allowed to claim Catholism without so much as a peep from the Pope or the rest of the church’s hierchy, I will not claim Catholisism. The church of my childhood left me for the politics of the present. I hope they enjoy the newest members of thier dwindling flock, while I’ll pray that Jesus can forgive the Pope and the rest of the church for what it has become.


6 posted on 02/18/2012 11:28:08 AM PST by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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To: John Semmens
“Obama won that election. He has a mandate from voters that overrides the supposed individual right to freedom of conscience. This is what democracy is all about.”

Oh. My. God. "This is what democracy is all about"???!!!

This woman is seriously deluded. Ignorant. Brainwashed. Call it what you will but she hasn't even the simple presence of mind to understand that "...all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

7 posted on 02/18/2012 11:33:34 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: John Semmens
“Obama won that election. He has a mandate from voters that overrides the supposed individual right to freedom of conscience. This is what democracy is all about.”

“In contrast, employers have no mandate to decide what they will or won’t pay for if elected authorities say otherwise,” she continued. “Obligations to invisible deities or claims of purported ‘inalienable rights’ cannot be used to set aside one’s responsibility to obey the laws laid down by our President.”

Prove positive as to the anti-God, anti-Christ, Marxist position of this Congresswoman.

I get the very strong impression that within my lifetime many of these issues will no longer be able to be settled by open and free elections.

8 posted on 02/18/2012 11:35:44 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

She is so stupid on so many levels it’s hard to know where to begin....but what’s with the ingmorant voters that elect people like her?


9 posted on 02/18/2012 11:37:07 AM PST by Froggie
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To: John Semmens

Pitch perfect as usual.


10 posted on 02/18/2012 11:37:22 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: John Semmens

Just...damn. Got me again.


11 posted on 02/18/2012 11:42:18 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: John Semmens

Shoulda known when DWS shot off her mouth that you’d be on her case by the weekend!


12 posted on 02/18/2012 11:45:54 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: John Semmens
Sometimes the satire just writes itself. Good one.


13 posted on 02/18/2012 11:54:28 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: John Semmens

Said Little Debbie Wusserman-Sgt. Schultz, “When y’all got a man-date, and I haven’t had a real man-date for a long time, y’all just can’t be held back by this conscience stuff. After all, I never was.”


14 posted on 02/18/2012 11:57:14 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: John Semmens

Nazi socialist bitch! Only the democrat party can tell you what values you will follow. You’ve secured your seat at the next Nuremberg trials.


15 posted on 02/18/2012 11:59:17 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: John Semmens
I always love to come back to these threads to see how many fish you have snared. Nice catch. Better smelling bait than the last time.


16 posted on 02/18/2012 11:59:29 AM PST by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer)
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To: John Semmens

It is hard to distinguish fact from satire these days. I was fuming while I read this because is what that hag would actually say.

Once I saw that it was fake, I wasn’t really that relieved, because I am certain it is what the moonbats really believe.


17 posted on 02/18/2012 12:01:01 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: RJS1950

It may have been satire but the truth is that they have been saying this in words and in actions.


18 posted on 02/18/2012 12:01:31 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: John Semmens
LOL, of course you are right again (as usual), Democracy is mob rule, and Zer0 is leader of the pack, at least until the dead quit votin’.
19 posted on 02/18/2012 12:02:04 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: John Semmens
Things have gotten so bad that it's near impossible to tell real from satire anymore.

Nice work! The Dems are so ridiculous that I do think you'll be out of the satire business if we lose this election. It will all be real!

20 posted on 02/18/2012 12:07:43 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Newt or Rick.....either one works)
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To: John Semmens
"He has a mandate from voters that overrides the supposed individual right to freedom of conscience. This is what democracy is all about.”

That one statement right there chills me to the core. These people MUST be stopped.


21 posted on 02/18/2012 12:13:49 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: John Semmens

Okay, I’ll come clean….Halfway through the third paragraph before a familiar alarm sounded in my head. Good shot ,John.
:)


22 posted on 02/18/2012 12:14:14 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Oops. Should have looked at the source ;)


23 posted on 02/18/2012 12:16:02 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Froggie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz may be using Florida’s Jewish constituents for her political success. It is typical of how Jews are played like a fiddle by DemonRATs. This tells me why she is the first Jewish Congresswoman ever elected from Florida. The DemonRATs have taught Wasserman Schultz how to play the Jewish playbook and suck in the Florida Jewish electorate.

The Terry Schiavo case tips me off as where Wasserman Schultz is coming from. The Catholic church wanted to protect Terry Schiavo as protected human life. Wasserman Schultz was on the wrong side of the Terry Schiavo case in Florida (wanted to let them pull the tube). Hew statements about the case would make a decent American’s skin crawl.

Her membership with the National Jewish Democratic Council, Planned Parenthood and Hadassah—all socialist organs—give me indications of her political base. Those who elect Wasserman Schultz are socialist who want their hog slop from the government trough to continue. Florida seems to be infested with these government parasites—like Florida oranges attract flies.


24 posted on 02/18/2012 12:17:36 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: John Semmens

almost got me — your mind-reading and putting what you read into black and white continues to amaze... :)


25 posted on 02/18/2012 12:49:14 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: John Semmens

“In contrast, employers have no mandate to decide what they will or won’t pay for if elected authorities say otherwise,”

EPA controls
OSHA
Social Security
IRS
Untold “fees”

Why should a condom or an abortion pill be any different?


26 posted on 02/18/2012 12:56:32 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: John Semmens

What an ignorant skunk that one is.My one wish this week is to not see her or Obama invading my TV this week though I think the only way to avoid them is to turn it off....


27 posted on 02/18/2012 1:15:53 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: John Semmens

DWS once again pointing out the terminal genetic abnormalities of the Progressive brain. I think I hear a death knell…


28 posted on 02/18/2012 2:08:15 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: John Semmens
“We’d rather err on the side of inclusiveness,” explained Attorney General Eric Holder. “How do we know for sure a person is dead?

Hmmm, wait a minute.

Since this is Eric Holder, how do we know for sure that this is satire?

Another fine (and scary) column, John.

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29 posted on 02/18/2012 2:39:42 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens

bump


30 posted on 02/18/2012 2:45:40 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: darkwing104

Can it be true and still be satire?


31 posted on 02/18/2012 2:49:39 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: John Semmens

Another accurate depiction of liberals and their mentality.


32 posted on 02/18/2012 2:50:15 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens
>"Obligations to invisible deities or claims of purported ‘inalienable rights’ cannot be used to set aside one’s responsibility to obey the laws laid down by our President.”

Heil!

Is your patriotic picture of our glorious dear leader prominently displayed? How about your neighbors?
Tell it to the Truth Squad!

33 posted on 02/18/2012 5:02:33 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: John Semmens

I think this one cut all the way to the bone. Good one John.


34 posted on 02/18/2012 5:16:00 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: John Semmens

Sneaky little devil - I see you put me on your ping list. I’ll have to watch for this now. I was pissed by the time I finished this reading and should have checked out who pinged me to this thread!

It would have saved my sanity! Your writing is exceptional and so plausible that I fall for it every time........

Thanks John ;)


35 posted on 02/18/2012 6:21:58 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: John Semmens
http://azconservative.org/2012/02/18/congresswoman-clarifies-who-is-entitled-to-impose-values-on-others/

Another good one, John .......................................... FRegards

36 posted on 02/18/2012 6:49:12 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: John Semmens

Another good one John. Thanks for the ping. Enjoy your excellent perspective, and presentation of the Leftist mind, such as it is. ;)


37 posted on 02/18/2012 6:53:06 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens
She's famous...

38 posted on 02/19/2012 12:13:31 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: John Semmens
“We have established the fundamental principle that employers may not force their views on employees by refusing to cover the costs of birth control measures,” Wasserman-Schultz

Well, then they have no right to tell us if we can smoke once we leave work.... or drink, or whatever, right Herr Schultz?

39 posted on 02/19/2012 8:40:01 AM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: John Semmens

LOL you almost got me!!!


40 posted on 02/19/2012 10:14:06 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Tainan

Excellent!


41 posted on 02/19/2012 1:57:40 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens
“We had an election in 2008,” she pointed out. “Obama won that election. He has a mandate from voters that overrides the supposed individual right to freedom of conscience. This is what democracy is all about.”

Except when it comes to gay marriage ballot initiatives. For those, Democracy doesn't count.

42 posted on 02/19/2012 2:09:33 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: John Semmens

Too close to reality again... another good one John.


43 posted on 02/19/2012 8:37:11 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: John Semmens

Good satire. Again, hard to tell from the actual stance of the administration. I could see them actually publishing this.

Y’know, employers can just STOP covering employees. I don’t think there is a law that says them must offer health insurance.

I’d sure miss it though. I rather like the massive “buying power” my employer has and I don’t think a raise from the corp. would compensate for losing that.


44 posted on 02/20/2012 5:54:50 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: John Semmens

heh, heh. This is really quite good.


45 posted on 02/22/2012 9:14:29 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: John Semmens

Got it.

Employers may not force their views on employees, but the government MAY force it’s view on employers.

King George III would have liked this. Very much.


46 posted on 02/22/2012 9:20:00 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: GeronL
I believe there's a saying of something to the effect of: many a truth were spoken in jest.
48 posted on 06/30/2013 8:28:04 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

It has gotten to the point that I have to look at the author before reading any “news” article anymore involving a political issue. Reality and satire have become nearly indistinguishable since January 2009.


49 posted on 06/27/2014 6:55:55 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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