Skip to comments.Dem senators intervene in Hobby Lobby case, urge justices to deny ObamaCare exemption
Posted on 01/28/2014 9:30:08 AM PST by ColdOne
arguing that "secular" businesses should not be exempt from the mandate.
The 19 senators planned to file a brief before the court, which is still weeks away from considering the closely watched case. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who planned to make her case on the Senate floor, adamantly defended the Obama administration's side.
"What's at stake in this case before the Supreme Court is whether a CEO's personal beliefs can trump a woman's right to access free or low-cost contraception under the Affordable Care Act," she said in prepared remarks.
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Fascists do as fascists are.
‘Dem senators urge SCOTUS to crush Little Sisters of the Poor’.
If our guys had any balls, they’d be calling out Murray and her groupies on the senate floor for the blackshirts they are.
Until it inconveniences the Left's never-ending drive to insinuate it's agenda into every nook and cranny of our society.
If our guys had any balls, we wouldn't be in this situation.
“Our guys” are too busy signing on budget deals that shortchange disables veterans.
Another in the future: "Democratic Senators force Grandmothers to use Birth Control Pills"
But, it’s OK to grant total exemptions to the SEIU and other commie unions?
The arrogance of this criminal administration knows no bounds.
Time to warm up the tar kettles, IMO. We may yet see the blood of tyrants mixed with the blood of patriots refreshing the tree of liberty. Sooner rather than later would be better. I really don’t want my kids and grandkids to have to deal with the lyin’ scum that have become our elected elitists.
What's next, a woman's right to Ron Jeremy.
Well, from Article III the congress has lots of power it is too frightened to use against our runaway courts.
“If our guys had any balls,
If our guys had any balls, we wouldn’t be in this situation.”
If WE had any balls, we wouldn’t be in this situation.
Where is the Hobby Lobby CEO saying "You can't have contraception!!"?
I thought he was just saying, "I'm not going to pay for it.".
Right to access? What does that mean?
It sounds like a woman couldn’t go out to any 1 of tens of thousands of doctors to get a prescription and then go to any of a million pharmacies to fill said prescription.
heck i thought women could do that already.
Were it a different age, I would have one plastered on my shield as I enter into battle against The Regime.
Should it come to it in my time, I will have one in my pocket at the appropriate time.
This stinks of mandatory state religion.
The Demcrats are establishing “god” in the party image.
Oh sorry, we don’t do Kon-sty-two-shun here. It’s racist, sexist and homophobic.
Now go pay your taxes. Your hard working government needs a raise. :)
Is there a list of the Dem. senators who signed that brief?
The reality is that the left has the GOP establishment scared to death of losing the 'women's vote' with the Democrat's 'war on women' meme and they fear that opposing the Democrat attempt to influence the Supreme Court on the contraception issue that Obamacare has brought will hurt their RINO candidates in November. This mindset ignores the fact that the establishment GOP is losing the conservative vote big-time for their timidity in just such situations as this.
I’m not sure the court will accept the brief.
Exactly, no one is saying they can’t have contraception. It is just that he is not willing to pay for it due to his religous beliefs. Is there any class action suit by Hobby Lobby associates against him for his refusal to pay for it? I have heard nothing if there is. It is just the government overreaching again.
There is no such thing as a “right” that must be provided by the labor of others.
Seriously, what’s the loss if this one small religious organization gets to exercise religious freedom while the case is being heard? I cannot understand why the Leftists cannot stand to have freedom exist for even one second.
I greee .. it needs repeating too !
" Is there a list of the Dem. senators who signed that brief ? "
Just read where the Greens are ready to close all 500+ stores should the decision go against them. Sad, but way to go guys. So proud of these real Americans with real American values. We are running out of time
Aren’t US Senators exempt from suffering under Obamacare?
The other senators who signed the brief are: Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Barbara Mikulsi (D-Md.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
And back-door amnesty.
If a lawless government can squash religious freedom like this, there is nothing they can't do.
See #28 for list
If we had any balls we would not continue electing and re-electing eunuchs.
> But, its OK to grant total exemptions to the SEIU and
> other commie unions?
The Muzlims get an exemption, too.
Boxer, Pelosi, Feinstein, can someone take this yoke from Cal’s neck?
I have never heard of such a thing. Has anyone else? This is obvious interference and pressure from the socialist Democrats
Press freedom (under major attack) was unencumbered not because of the 1A, but because the press could make life miserable for pols who came down on the press. Now, that is changing as the media increasingly view their wealth as associated with the rat party.
Our God given right to self defense is alive not because of the 2A, but because of gun rights groups who readily stomp on pols who think otherwise.
The 10A is dead because the states kicked themselves out of the senate.
Unless backed up with structure and institutions, paper barriers are, for practical purposes, useless.
The logic is stunning, isn’t it?
If the Democrats get their way, Grandmothers will be few and far between, My FRiend. In other words, most will be killed before they can become Grandmothers. The only thing dearer to a Democrat’s heart than power is getting to murder someone, preferable an unborn or partially born infant.
“...can trump a woman’s right to access free or low-cost contraception under the Affordable Care Act...”
It’s not a right if it demands others do more than not get in the way.
Any right she has would be to purchase what is available, at most. It does not require another to purchase it for her...that is simply theft/enslavement, perhaps with pretty drapes.
Good for them. I hope that they do. More should follow their example.
Have not heard of this before, but we all know the Court is sensitive to pressure from the other “co-equal” branches .... e.g. Robert’s decision on Obamacare! Obama’s not so subtle pressure tactic worked, so why not go back to that well?
If memory serves aren’t Christian Scientists exempt as well... so if one “secular” individual is exempt why not all Christians of similar moral belief?
The voter has been dumbed-down enough that the Dems get away with such things.... this may be liberty’s final stand!
“What’s next, a woman’s right to Ron Jeremy. “
I am sure they are exempt.
Sayyyy, isn’t that the party the voted THREE TIMES to deny God and Israel a place on their party platform?
See post #45...
Yeah, I get tired of their play on words. So basically, a woman *wanting* somebody else pay for their contraception trumps the religious rights of an individual that owns the company and defines its corporate culture.
To think that one of the founding principles of this country was religious freedom....how far we have come. It’s also curious how things that are explicitly stated in the constitution (religious freedom) are trumped by so-called “women’s rights” that appear nowhere in the constitution.
” Due to his religious beliefs”
That may be correct but I don’t even see why religion has to be involved in a simple matter of whether a business should be forced to pay for people to have sex without getting pregnant. The whole thing is absurd in the first place.
Good grief. Don’t these legislators know that they do not interfere with the Supreme Court.
There are thre balancing part of government:
Unfortunately some have not learned that telling others how to do their jobs is against the law.
“...a CEO’s personal beliefs can trump a woman’s right to access free or low-cost contraception under the Affordable Care Act,’ she said in prepared remarks.”
So, to whom is it *free* or *low cost* ??
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