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Dems Seek Legislation to Overturn Supreme Courtís Hobby Lobby Ruling
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 July 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 07/12/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT by John Semmens

Outraged by what they characterized as the Supreme Court’s improper application of the Constitution’s freedom of religion clause in the Hobby Lobby case, Senate Democrats are drafting a bill to overturn the Court’s ruling.

Sponsor of the bill, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash) declared that “a boss’s role in health care is confined to paying for it. He has no business deciding that he won’t pay for certain medical therapies because they offend his sense of morality. My bill restores the full authority over which medical treatments will or won’t be covered to the government where it belongs.”

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) sought to bolster the legislative push, saying that “the Constitution protects an individual’s right to believe and worship as he sees fit. If an individual thinks there is a conflict between his beliefs and what the law requires him to do he is free to continue to believe what he wants, but he must still obey the laws passed by Congress. The right that is protected is a mental right to hold a belief not a blank check for non-compliant behavior.”

“Where the Court went wrong was in allowing an employer’s opposition to abortion to negate his obligation to fund this medical treatment,” Schumer continued. “In America the right to an abortion is an inalienable right possessed by every woman. This means that no one can refuse to acknowledge this right or attempt to impede a woman’s exercise of this right under the procedures stipulated by statute. The Affordable Care Act says that it is the employer’s duty to pay for a woman’s exercise of this right. If this troubles the employer’s conscience, well, no one has to operate a business if the tasks assigned by government conflict with his religious beliefs.”

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

http://azconservative.org/2014/07/11/administration-requests-budget-increase-for-immigrant-bedding/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: democrats; obamacare; satire; tyranny

1 posted on 07/12/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Farce, not satire.


2 posted on 07/12/2014 9:21:26 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom

The current Senate is also a farce.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 9:22:26 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: CMailBag

I thought all bills had to start in the House of Reps?


4 posted on 07/12/2014 9:23:39 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: John Semmens

I know this is satire, but, Schumer was a sponsor of the religious freedom law which was at the center of the Hobby Lobby lawsuit. I love to see liberals have to take issue with how laws they supported are applied by a court.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 9:24:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: John Semmens

Democrats are above the law, why didn’t the Supreme Court know that?


6 posted on 07/12/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: John Semmens

Serious problems all over the world and here at home, but all the Dems care about are free birth-control pills. Nice priorities they have, eh?


7 posted on 07/12/2014 9:33:10 AM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: princess leah

Only revenue bills (taxes) are required to originate in the House of Representatives.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 9:35:20 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: John Semmens

They don’t need no stinking legislation. Their “messiah” has a phone and a pen. That’s how he rolls.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: John Semmens

You WILL comply!


10 posted on 07/12/2014 11:26:48 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: John Semmens

Talk about hemorrhagic hypocrisy from the dems. When do we start collecting these people out of their positions?


11 posted on 07/18/2014 1:45:59 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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