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Congress to Sebelius: “This mandate is going to end up in the Supreme Court”
The Becket Fund ^ | 4/26/12 | admin.

Posted on 04/26/2012 2:32:08 PM PDT by Nachum

Sebelius admits she did not consult Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty when drafting HHS mandate

In this morning’s Congressional House hearing, Sebelius admits she did not consult Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty or have a legal memo prepared before she drafted the mandate. The mandate, unprecedented in American history, forces religious institutions to pay for contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-causing drugs, including the morning-after pill and the week-after pill, against their deeply held religious beliefs. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is the first and leading law firm to challenge this mandate–filing in four states and three circuits across the country. Read more about our lawsuits here.

(Excerpt) Read more at becketfund.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; individualmandate; mandate; sebelius; waronreligion
Video at link

Sebellius demonstrating her knowledge

1 posted on 04/26/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 04/26/2012 2:33:44 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The only solution for this level of institutional incompetency is that she should be fired and her boss should be fired.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 2:37:38 PM PDT by Natural Law (The Pearly Gates are really a servants entrance.)
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To: Nachum
...Sebelius admits she did not consult Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty or have a legal memo prepared before she drafted the mandate...

Why should she? She and her criminal ilk have been swabbing their rumps with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights from day one.

We used to hang our traitors...

4 posted on 04/26/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Nachum
Yes, must see video.
5 posted on 04/26/2012 2:38:38 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Nachum

Unbelievable! Well no actually it’s what we’ve
come to expect from these goons.

Constitutionality? That ole thing? /s

She should be thrown out of office TODAY!


6 posted on 04/26/2012 2:42:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Somewhere in Kansas there is a castle missing a witch or a cornfield missing a scarecrow.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 2:44:23 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Nachum

Thank you, representative Gowdy.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 2:46:28 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Nachum

This RICO gang has been out of control from day one. Crap like this simply allows our huge and growing numbers of the less alert and perceptive “citizens” to finally start to “get it”.

Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until sometime early in the morning of November 7th to learn if they did.

If Obozo loses and we get some decent folks up on the Hill — you know, folks with actual functioning TESTICLES — order plenty of popcorn for the pending trials for high crimes and misdomeanors and treason.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 2:47:28 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Nachum

I’ve seen Gowdy in action before. He kinda rocks!


10 posted on 04/26/2012 2:47:39 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: cornelis

brilliance talkin to an anvil,clearly


11 posted on 04/26/2012 2:48:17 PM PDT by advertising guy (I'm gonna learn how to cook carp and live to be 112 years old.)
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To: Nachum
And she has this job why??

I think I hear a bus coming...

12 posted on 04/26/2012 2:54:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Very good post. Thanks. The arrogance of Obama and his minions is breathtaking. They have no respect for liberty or the Constitution whatsoever and must be removed from power. Romney, with all his imperfections, looks like Braveheart compared to Obama and his band of thugs.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 2:55:59 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Nachum

Can you put me on your list? Thanks so much.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 2:57:22 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: Nachum
Sebellius demonstrating her knowledge

I wish I had such an easy job and the milliseconds required for the wages she earns.

15 posted on 04/26/2012 2:57:34 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

Her nonsensical mandate is in clear violation of the Constitution and its prohibition of meddling in church affairs by the federal gov’t.

This in and of itself rises to clear grounds for impeachment of everyone involved.

We can dream, can’t we?


16 posted on 04/26/2012 2:58:59 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Once we fumigate the WH after the November election, Obama and his army of thugs need to be hunted down and brought to justice.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 3:00:38 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Nachum
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18 posted on 04/26/2012 3:05:15 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Nachum

This RICO gang has been out of control from day one. Crap like this simply allows our huge and growing numbers of the less alert and perceptive “citizens” to finally start to “get it”.

Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until sometime early in the morning of November 7th to learn if they did.

If Obozo loses and we get some decent folks up on the Hill — you know, folks with actual functioning TESTICLES — order plenty of popcorn for the pending trials for high crimes and misdomeanors and treason.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 3:07:44 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Nachum

Yes Fascism and Totalitarianism doesn’t usually care much about the freedom of people much less the rule of law that protects those free people.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 3:09:58 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Nachum; All

Great post, great thread. Tactics of totalitarians. They need to be brought to justice...every one of them.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 3:13:26 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Starboard

She opened a door for him and for the life of me, I do not understand why they did not persue the lead she willingly offered.

She said she had “meetings” about this. Immediately this congressman should have asked for minutes from that particular meeting. Then, I would also immediately ask if who attended that meeting. Then, if the president was in any of these meetings. What knowledge did the president have of this attempt to subvert the constitution?

I would have asked her, under oath, if she knew or was advised at any time that this provision was in contravention to the constitution. There is much that could have been said here and asked here.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 3:14:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I was so impressed with the Congressman’s questions and professionalism that I just donated to his campaign.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 3:17:39 PM PDT by fini
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To: Nachum

Dictator’s are not concerned with the Constitition or the rule of law. Sebelius may as well be Chavez or Castro.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 3:35:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Starboard
Romney, with all his imperfections, looks like Braveheart compared to Obama and his band of thugs.

Supremely arrogant, yet stunningly ignorant, thugs.

Given that virtually the entire administration was recruited from the halls of academe -- the stupid Sibelius an exception -- that says a lot about the state of academe these days.

25 posted on 04/26/2012 3:35:57 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Nachum

That is why I don’t watch this kind of stuff anymore. Noone ever follows up with the right questions whether it is a congress person or a news reporter. They let them answer the question and then it is just on to the next question.
I get frustrated just watching it.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 4:17:03 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Nachum
“This mandate is going to end up in the Supreme Court”

Many here on FR, including me, have not been Mitt supporters, but imagine a Supreme Court with another Obama appointee or two.

27 posted on 04/26/2012 4:18:09 PM PDT by radioone (No dogs were harmed in the writing of this response.)
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To: Nachum
I wonder if people really believe that the 1st amendment protects people from legislation, via religious objection, where other people with similar objections rooted only in principle, are subjected to federal jurisdiction.

Seems pretty insulting to Americans that one can only refuse a contraception mandate if one is a member of an organized religion.
28 posted on 04/26/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Starboard
I've not been a huge fan of Romney (although I wanted him over Juan McCain last time)....That said, ANYBODY, AND I MEAN ANYBODY would be better than Obama. Clinton, at least had an appreciation for the country as founded (in a way)...this bitter little sissy and his horrid gang clearly think the country needs to be dismantled. They being so smart and evolved, will remake it in their image.

Romney? I'm going to get on that train. I've been reading a bit about his personal life. He accomplished more before 21 then Obozo has in his whole crappy life. Plus, I like his wife...she is the opposite of that fat harpy, know it all, idiot, beard (and FIT, international style icon!) we have now.

And...that speech Romney made after he won the 5 states, the other night? It was very, very good. Gave me a bit of a tingle up me leg! Who knows what this man will do with his opportunity in the WH....He could be the best President ever and get our country back on the rails. He really could. I'm praying we get to see him get his chance.

29 posted on 04/26/2012 4:42:52 PM PDT by Pigsley
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Excellent video, excellent line of questions! He had her dead to rights, and she knew it! I’m sure he would have crucified her on the spot had he not run out of time.

Kansas didn’t like the woman, either. The citizens were very glad to see her go.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 5:20:47 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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Excellent video, excellent line of questions! He had her dead to rights, and she knew it! I’m sure he would have crucified her on the spot had he not run out of time.

Kansas didn’t like the woman, either. The citizens were very glad to see her go.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 5:20:55 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: Sequoyah101

Howdy, Gowdy! That man is wonderful to watch in action. Cool as a cuke.

I’m going to put him on my to watch list for the rising Conservative stars. Kind of exciting to see that POS Sebelius torn to shreds.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 5:26:00 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: Nachum

I’m not sure why Sebellius, or anyone in the Administration (or any administration for that matter) would ever consult the Supreme Court on matters of Constitutional law; the Supreme Court speaks through its decisions, and is not supposed to act in a consultative fashion. The Justices don’t like commenting on ANY issue that may come before them, and I don’t recall ever hearing of a major point of Constitutional law where the Supreme Court was consulted ahead of time.

The question about having an internal study/memo/whitepaper drafted is absolutely valid and its surprising that one wasn’t prior to the decision to put the policy in place.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Nachum

I would say more like contempt for America in all aspects in regard to what is righteous and just...


34 posted on 04/26/2012 5:37:16 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Nachum

There is nothing to stop him from a follow up communication asking for all that and more. But his time was clearly running out, it’s not as if they have all the time in the world. Given the limits of the time afforded him, Gowdy did a very impressive job.


35 posted on 04/26/2012 5:58:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

36 posted on 04/26/2012 6:04:37 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: Nachum

Religious freedom means something and so does the government killing people through centralized denial of health care as decided by death panels. The government can only murder the unborn = the innocent.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 6:22:52 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Pigsley

This election is for all the marbles. It’s really a choice between electing a president who will respect our laws and Constitution and restore economic vitality or a dictator who wants to abolish our rights and freedoms, dismantle the country and destroy the economy. To me its a no brainer. For those thinking about sitting it out and not voting for Romney, think Supreme Court and the irreparable damage Obama could do with his appointments.


38 posted on 04/26/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Sequoyah101

39 posted on 04/26/2012 7:40:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Nachum

Everything they do and have done eventually will end up in court, that’s what they do.


40 posted on 04/26/2012 8:19:08 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: thethirddegree

http://stopstinkbugs.com/


41 posted on 04/26/2012 9:32:00 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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