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'War on women?' Beware the liberal hyperbole
St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/28/12 | Jennifer A. Marshall

Posted on 03/29/2012 7:30:11 AM PDT by rhema

America is in the midst of a gravely serious debate about religious liberty. It was touched off by news that President Obama's health-care law will coerce some religious groups to violate conscience by covering certain products and services in their health plans or face steep fines.

Sadly, liberals have conjured up distractions from this critical constitutional issue. They're charging defenders of the First Amendment with waging a "war on women."

Yes, it's an absurd stretch. So is the claim that defending employers' ability to manage their own health plans - free from the dictates of the health-care law - amounts to putting "bosses in bedrooms."

And so is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent comment likening conservatives at home to radicals abroad:

"Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me," Clinton said at the Women in the World conference in New York on March 10. "But they all seem to. It doesn't matter what country they're in or what religion they claim. They want to control women."

This, according to the liberal spin, is all part of a grand strategy - a "war on women."

Ladies, beware: The nanny state has unleashed a rhetorical blitzkrieg, and you are the target.

It's a distracting barrage of reckless claims that belittle women's intellectual freedom to make up our own minds on the merits of ideas, not spin.

The "war on women," says Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., "is a scare tactic that isn't going to work."

Advocates of ever-bigger government, she says, are "trying to distract America from the real issues."

She's right.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hhs; obama; obamacare; sebelius

1 posted on 03/29/2012 7:30:20 AM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

Why anyone would take a comment from Hillary as a serious, truthful remark is beyond me. The woman has lived a lie for decades.
Cattle futures anyone ?


2 posted on 03/29/2012 7:40:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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