Skip to comments.ObamaCare Violates Far More Than Just Catholic Rights
Posted on 02/13/2012 5:42:25 AM PST by IBD editorial writer
The president's phony contraception compromise might be enough to convince Catholics their rights aren't being trampled. But what about the rest of us, who face more rights violations in the name of ObamaCare?... Until ObamaCare is pulled out root and branch, however, there will be no end to the rights-wrecking mischief out of Washington.
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Until Obama is pulled out root and branch, there will be no end to the stupidity and anti-Americanism out of Washington.
If you insist upon it being "us and them", then you can think of Catholics as the canaries in your coal mine. If you can grasp it, that is.
***whoever came up with the notion of "divide and conquer" must be feeling pretty full himself these days.
Basically it is a dictator, Hussein 0bama, imposing his will of a free people - It Will Not Stand!
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1. Obamacare violates several constitutional provisions, including religious freedom.
2. The bishops themselves have highlighted the violation of conscience that even people of no faith would experience if forced to pay for “reproductive rights” of other citizens. Interestingly, in doing so the bishops highlight the OTHER non-1st Amendment grounds for objecting to Obamacare: it mandates specific commerce and expenditures. This begs the question of whether the bishops now see that this big government power grab is a nightmare that violates all manner of Catholic teachings.
Since insurers can't print money, the only way they'll be able to afford this new "free" benefit will be to raise premiums on their customers...
In short, all Taxpayers, including Catholics, are ordered by Obama to pay for a plethora of medical procedures, including contraception and, in a roundabout way, abortions.
This is a violation of everyone’s rights, all of the articles and speeches focusing on just Catholics is a very dumb strategy. Why divide your side like that?
This wasn’t just an attack on one church. It was idiot strategy to phrase it that way.
But it was such a GREAT compromise!
No longer do you have to ask your employer to come with you to the drug store and hand over his credit card to buy your contraceptives. (And just who is he to tell you what brand you can buy, huh? huh?)
Now it is the Health Insurance he buys for you that has to Cover it, and from now on it will be free because Obama said so and it is your health anyway.
In imposing the contraceptive/abortion mandate on the Catholic Church, Obama may have created the conditions for a major backfire.
The constitutionality of the Obamacare insurance mandate will be before the Supreme Court soon.
One of the arguments that will be put before the Supreme Court by the plaintiffs will be that the health insurance mandate is a slippery slope. Here we have real world proof that this argument is valid.
Also, insurance still cannot be sold across state lines, so the states have been up to now the ultimate arbiters of what coverages would be required. The Commerce Clause, then, cannot be used to argue the constitutionality of this particular mandate.
By overreaching, Obama has made both his arguments for upholding the mandate decidedly weaker, IMHO.
I bet the next EO won’t be that muslims have to allow gays in their religion.