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Little Sisters of the Poor vs. Obama -- free exercise of religion is under attack
| January 16, 2014
| Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Posted on 01/16/2014 5:39:07 AM PST by Whenifhow
.....Generally, for almost 230 years, the federal government left us alone to choose freely our religious practices and to worship as we believe.
Today, the free exercise of religion is under attack by the government. When Congress enacted the Affordable Health Care Act -- I prefer to call it ObamaCare because it is President Obamas brainchild, his signature legislation, and because there is nothing affordable about it -- members of Congress must have known that the law would impose obligations upon persons that would force them to engage in behavior in violation of their religious beliefs.
His Department of (political) Justice has vigorously resisted the nuns and even mocked them. It has demanded that they assert in writing what their religious beliefs are and that they permit others to pay for the contraceptive, sterilization and abortion services they do not want, cannot use and profoundly condemn.
If the government can tax you and me and selfless nuns for fidelity to long held religious beliefs while exempting others because of their fleeting political beliefs, then the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment is meaningless. And our rights are in the hands of a congressionally enabled tyrant.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: contraception; contraceptionmandate; firstamendment; littlesisters; lsotp; lsp; nuns; obamacare
posted on 01/16/2014 5:39:07 AM PST
There is one big ‘religious’ group that is never harassed by this administration. In fact, it is given special privileges. In fact, this administration does everything it can to favor it and make it grow.
It is a violent, America-hating, world-domination movement cleverly disguised as a religion.
Helping the bearded savages and harassing nuns - that’s this administration.
posted on 01/16/2014 5:42:14 AM PST
by I want the USA back
(Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
To: BuckeyeTexan; Yosemitest; Jane Long; LucyT
2:11 min gov asked the nuns individually to state in writing what their beliefs are
Little Sisters Vs. Big Govt - Justice Dept Says Nuns Have “No Legal Basic’s” - The Fight For Faith
posted on 01/16/2014 5:44:11 AM PST
To: I want the USA back
Well as the old saying goes, the difference between a radical atheist and an open Satan worshipper is at least the latter is open and honest about whom he is trying to help.
abortion, black unemployment, homosexuality etc etc and “religious” blacks still support this p.o.s. nearly 100%
even while obammy and company destroy Christianity in favor of his chosen islam.
posted on 01/16/2014 5:53:40 AM PST
by Joe Boucher
((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
If the government can make one person pay for another person’s birth control or sex change or whatever else, religious freedom isn’t going to be any protection.
posted on 01/16/2014 6:08:22 AM PST
(Be seeing you...)
Freedom of religion is more than freedom to worship (on Sunday in a designated government-approved location). The late Soviet Union had laws that permitted that kind of “religious freedom”.
posted on 01/16/2014 6:11:35 AM PST
(The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
We believe that the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF is the most VILE and EVIL man on the face of EARTH!
He has ignored every law there is in the United States Constitution.
He has filled the Department of Justice with criminals, who have no respect for the laws of this Nation.
He has appointed people over the military, who despise the military.
We say again,
"The ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF, the man who forged three separate birth documents, is the most EVIL, UNTRUSTABLE, and VILE man on the face of Earth.
posted on 01/16/2014 6:17:08 AM PST
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
Holder and Obama =
posted on 01/16/2014 6:26:34 AM PST
by Albion Wilde
(The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
Obamacare is the master-mind plan of the fraud Obama. It is his signature failure. The conceited fraud issues one decree after another, one delay after another, one waiver after another, all to cover for his failure.
Throw this fraud, this liar, this despot out of office and into jail.
posted on 01/16/2014 6:27:23 AM PST
An atheist shouldn’t have to pay for another person’s birth control or sex change. If the government is powerful enough to compel that, we have no freedoms.
posted on 01/16/2014 6:31:10 AM PST
(Be seeing you...)
I have NEVER seen a more hostile environment than that that appears in every thread of the Democratic Party and this Evil
Administration. Under the Democratic Party control Colorado has become as Queer as San Francisco. We are being made to be as Sodom and like unto Gomorrah all to advance the Obama vision and his New world order.
posted on 01/16/2014 6:37:01 AM PST
Only idiots and the evil voted for Obama, or ANY of the Democrats.
They've lied to us, constantly, and really are "Collapsing the System".
And now, these "Useful IDIOTS" who voted for them, are buying the lies that "Obamacare was designed to work." ?
It was designed to fail from the start.
THEN ... THEY GO TO THE "SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM"
They've been sucking our wallets dry for over four years now on the "Obamacare" LIE.
AND NOW THEY WANT MORE TAXES ?
Our Founding Fathers would have hung them already!
Who was it that cut future funding for Medicare by $575 billion?
...the president and the Democratic Party successfully bamboozle voters... The 2012 election could turn on this falsehood.
The truth is that the Obama health law reduces future funding for Medicare by $575 billion over the next 10 years ...
Mr. Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius frequently make that false claim.
Indeed, even Medicare's mailings to seniors repeat the claim
that reducing spending on Medicare will make it more financially secure for future years.
The fact is that Mr. Obama's law raids Medicare.
Who was it that moved Medicare Trust Funds out of the "trust box" and into the General Revenue, replacing them with Government I.O.U.s?
Who was it that expanded Medicare and Medicaid to cover many, many more people than it was originally designed to cover?
The History of Medicare
In 1965, the Social Security Act established both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare was a responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA), while Federal assistance to the State Medicaid programs was administered by the Social and Rehabilitation Service (SRS). SSA and SRS were agencies in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). In 1977, the Health Care Financing Administration was created under HEW to effectively coordinate Medicare and Medicaid. In 1980 HEW was divided into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The first U.S. President to propose a prepaid health insurance plan was Harry S. Truman [DEMOCRAT]. On November 19, 1945, in a special message to Congress, President Truman outlined a comprehensive, prepaid medical insurance plan for all people through the Social Security system. The plan included doctors and hospitals, and nursing, laboratory, and dental services; it was dubbed "National Health Insurance." Furthermore, medical insurance benefits for needy people were to be financed from Federal revenues.
Over the years, lawmakers narrowed the field of health insurance recipients largely to social security beneficiaries. A national survey found that only 56 percent of those 65 years of age or older had health insurance. President John F. Kennedy [DEMOCRAT] pressed legislators for health insurance for the aged. However, it wasn't until 1965 that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed H.R. 6675 (The Social Security Act of 1965; PL 89-97) to provide health insurance for the elderly and the poor.
On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid Bill (Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act) in Independence, Missouri in the presence of former President Truman, who received the first Medicare card at the ceremony; Lady Bird Johnson, Vice-President Hubert Humphrey, and Mrs. Truman also were present. President Johnson remarked: "We marvel not simply at the passage of this Bill but that it took so many years to pass it."
Medicare extended health coverage to almost all Americans aged 65 or older. About 19 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare in the first year of the program. Medicaid provided access to health care services for certain low-income persons and expanded the existing Federal-State welfare structure that assisted the poor.
The 1972 Social Security Amendments expanded Medicare to provide coverage to two additional high risk groups disabled persons receiving cash benefits for 24 months under the social security program and persons suffering from end-stage renal disease.
...(continued at link)
Sen Mark Kirk's statement
Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 ...
"There are 55 million Social Security beneficiaries that will see little or no extra cash from this 2012 tax holiday;
instead, the dedicated payroll contributions meant to pay for future benefits are being diverted from the Trust Fund
and replaced with Treasury debt that does not even have a AAA credit rating.
Social Security was designed to be independent and free from the danger of Congressional manipulation,
and maintaining the firewall between the Social Security Trust Fund and general government funding is the best way to maintain the solvency of this important program.
Neither bill protects the Social Security Trust Fund
so I voted no. "
It's not our fault that DEMOCRATS raided the Social Security Trust Fund.
Let's remember ...
Not ALL are to blame for the empty lock box.
Let's take a deeper look.
Okay, then the DEMOCRATS need to shut up!!!
posted on 01/16/2014 5:28:26 PM PST
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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