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To: kjo
We used to have an Establishment Clause in the first amendment. We also used to be a free country. The communists in Washington are going to have their way with the Constitution for the next four years...mostly thourgh executive fiat.

The administration’s arguments in this case are shocking. Here’s what they are saying: once someone starts a “secular” business, he categorically loses any right to run that business in accordance with his conscience. The business owner simply leaves her First Amendment rights at home when she goes to work at the business she built. Kosher butchers around the country must be shocked to find that they now run “secular” businesses. On this view of the world, even a seller of Bibles is “secular.” Hobby Lobby’s affiliate, Mardel, sells Bibles and other Christian-themed material, but because it makes a profit the government has now declared it “secular.”

Judge: Obama Admin Can Force Hobby Lobby to Obey HHS Mandate
14 posted on 11/21/2012 2:57:57 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Sounds similar to how employees are treated by employers when it comes to 1st amendment issues... interesting tact for the gov to take.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 3:09:44 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: NYer

According to the Supreme Court a corporation is a person. That person is entitled to free speech rights which nullifies much of campaign finance reform. But apparently some first amendment rights only cover some persons.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 3:41:09 PM PST by Qout
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