Skip to comments.Clarice Feldman: Let's Build a Stairway to Alberta
Posted on 07/06/2014 8:08:20 AM PDT by jazusamo
I was picking at my habanero and lychee salad in one of Washingtons many new chichi must dine at spots and sipping a melon vodka martini which Barry our waiter had highly recommended when it dawned on me . I was so embarrassed this week to be a woman that only fear of surgery kept me from considering a sex change. Once again the left has manufactured a make-believe War on Women as a defense against Americas fury at intrusive, expensive, and foolish big government.
This time the vehicle for the statists was the Hobby Lobby case and once again they enlisted ill-informed voters -- especially single women -- to their cause by lies and distortions.
To start with, the requirement that employers provide birth-control insurance coverage for their employees was never due to a legislative act.
Professor Philip Hamburger of Columbia Law School has argued in Is Administrative Law Lawful? that law should be made by elected representatives, not unelected and almost impossible to ditch bureaucrats, and the genesis of the contraceptive mandate makes his case, I think. If you recall, Congressman Stupak headed a group of representatives who said they could not support ObamaCare unless it clearly forbade the use of federal funds to support abortion. The president promised to issue an executive order that banned public funding for abortions in ObamaCare. Most observers thought Stupak had traded his and his groups votes for a meaningless promise.
In any event, like most of the breezy, ill-considered language in this 2000-page law, great discretion was given to the unelected secretary of HHS and Sebelius quickly acted to make sure the pro-abortion crowd, increasingly unpopular with voters, had the upper hand...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
And she’s buying a stairway to...Alberta.
maybe she should buy a stairway to heaven.
One of the best articles I’ve read in a while. Too bad some people only want to make wisecracks about the title without knowing what it means.
Three years ago the Supreme Court threw away decades of precedent and watered down the religious liberty of all Americans.... By radically changing the ground rules for deciding claims of religious liberty, the Court alarmed organized religion, civil liberties organizations of all stripes and Senators as different in outlook as Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and Orrin Hatch of Utah.... The Religious Freedom Restoration Act reasserts a broadly accepted American concept of giving wide latitude to religious practices that many might regard as odd or unconventional. The bill deserves passage.... With the Restoration Act, Congress asserts its own interest in protecting religious liberty. Its a welcome antidote to the official insensitivity to religion the Court spawned in 1990. -- editorial, New York Times, Oct. 25, 1993
Some 204 outfits favored by Democrats were granted waivers by the president from ObamaCare, which means their employees do not have the right to employer provided birth control. These include upscale restaurant, nightclubs, and hotels in then-Speaker Pelosis district; labor union chapters; large corporations, financial firms, and local governments.
Women did not march through the streets to complain on behalf of their downtrodden sisters at Boboquivari in San Francisco which sells porterhouse steaks at $59 a pop and such.
You’re absolutely right.
Clarice nailed this and gets to the heart of the 0care fiasco and the leftism so prevalent now.
And an escalator to Nova Scotia.
She made a lot of good points till last paragraph, I have to conclude she doesn’t understand Canada or Alberta.
While Alberta needs 100,000’s of more workers Canada would never let hoards of illegal aliens in like Obama and his cohorts have.
If you compare all the socialist welfare programs of the US to Canada, the US is much more likely to mandate $20,000 income guarantees by federal law with court backing than Canada ever would. Heck in Alberta you can earn more than that pouring coffee at Tim’s and that is because of shortage of people to hire not govt interference.