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Sen. Chuck Schumerís religious test
nypost.com ^ | 7/12/14

Posted on 07/12/2014 5:26:18 AM PDT by cotton1706

Chuck Schumer has an odd view of the First Amendment.

If on the basis of religious conviction you refuse to pay for something Schumer wants you to pay for, he believes you forfeit your right to have a business.

Never mind that the Supreme Court just ruled the opposite in the Hobby Lobby case. At a press conference announcing a new bill designed to change the law that was the basis of that ruling, he put it this way:

“We wouldn’t tell the owners of Hobby Lobby to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion,” said Schumer. “But we don’t say that they have to open a company and go sell toys or hobby kits.” Businesses have no religious freedom, he said, because their “purpose is to profit from the open market.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was blunter still: “Congress must make it clear that businesses aren’t people and do not have the same rights people have.”

By that twisted logic, a family-owned kosher or halal butcher shop would have no religious grounds to challenge a law — similar to ones already enacted in Europe — that bars kosher slaughter.

Nor could those same butchers forbid an employee or customer from bringing non-kosher or non-halal food into their stores, because that would constitute imposing their beliefs.

The Constitution forbids a religious test for public office. Surely the men who drafted these protections would be aghast to see a United States senator suggesting the federal government impose one for running a business.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hobbylobby; schumer
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Contraception and abortion are sacraments of the left and ALL must partake or be destroyed...in the name of liberty of course.
1 posted on 07/12/2014 5:26:18 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Atlas Shrug 2.0


2 posted on 07/12/2014 5:30:18 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: cotton1706

Chuck Schumer is the best argument for term limits.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 5:30:52 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cotton1706

It is a puzzlement why his eyes were never seared from his skull had he EVER looked on the pages of a Bible.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 5:33:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706
Contraception and abortion are sacraments of the left ...

Their god is DEATH.

5 posted on 07/12/2014 5:33:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Gaffer

A red diaper doper baby who went straight from Harvard Law into politics and has never made an honest dollar of his own, living off our taxes and telling us how we should live our lives.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 5:35:49 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cotton1706

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 5:36:03 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Rummyfan

Chuck Schumer’s the best argument for post birth abortion!


8 posted on 07/12/2014 5:37:44 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: cotton1706
Isaiah 5:20

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

הוֹי הָאֹמְרִים לָרַע טוֹב וְלַטּוֹב רָע שָׂמִים חֹשֶׁךְ לְאוֹר וְאוֹר לְחֹשֶׁךְ שָׂמִים מַר לְמָתוֹק וּמָתוֹק לְמָר
9 posted on 07/12/2014 5:38:39 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: cotton1706

This bill will NOT pass. I believe they are attempting to reassure their evil/misguided base and promote the “war on women” foolishness. You can be sure the “war on women” will be the heavy theme pushed in the election of 2016.

Dumb....and dumber.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 5:42:10 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: cotton1706

“Businesses have no religious freedom, he said, because their “purpose is to profit from the open market.”

Note he said “open market” instead of “free market”. The word “free” isnt in his vocabulary.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 5:45:29 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: cotton1706

This asshat is a Jew who worships at the altar of the Demmycrats who, by their very beliefs and actions, hate Jews.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: cotton1706
Chuck Schumer has an odd view of the First Amendment.

No, he doesn't...

His view supersedes the Constitution, after all he's Chuck Schumer senior Senator from New York State...

13 posted on 07/12/2014 5:50:43 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cotton1706
“We wouldn’t tell the owners of Hobby Lobby to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion,” said Schumer.

"AT THIS TIME!"

He didn't say this but you got to know that he is thinking this!

14 posted on 07/12/2014 5:50:57 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: laweeks

Obama hates Jews. Jews, as evidenced by their vote[s] love Obama. In fact, I would go as far as to say they worship him.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 5:51:11 AM PDT by sport
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To: cotton1706

So you cannot have faith in God nor can you follow God’s law anymore in the US. Schumer wants religion outlawed in the US. Maybe believers should take all their wealth, and businesses and move to Mexico. Take billions out of this economy and give it to another country


16 posted on 07/12/2014 5:56:32 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: cotton1706
Businesses have no religious freedom, he said, because their “purpose is to profit from the open market.”

So Chuckie... You toothless faggot.!! You now have the right to decree WHO and WHAT has the right to religious freedom do you....

Hey Chuck... Do you realize how many people in this country despise you.? Doesn't that frighten you just a little bit..? I hope and pray the someday justice catches up with you, and I'm there to see it..!

17 posted on 07/12/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: laweeks
Isaiah, 5:25

Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

עַל כֵּן חָרָה אַף יְהֹוָה בְּעַמּוֹ וַיֵּט יָדוֹ עָלָיו וַיַּכֵּהוּ וַיִּרְגְּזוּ הֶהָרִים וַתְּהִי נִבְלָתָם כַּסּוּחָה בְּקֶרֶב חוּצוֹת בְּכָל זֹאת לֹא שָׁב אַפּוֹ וְעוֹד יָדוֹ נְטוּיָה
18 posted on 07/12/2014 5:58:32 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: cotton1706; Carry_Okie

Isn’t owning a business the same thing as owning any other type of property?
Isn’t Congress infringing on the owners’ property rights?


19 posted on 07/12/2014 5:59:36 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: cotton1706
Interesting... several days ago, I had posted on this forum that this was their goal- to strip the freedoms of observant christians and jews to start/run a business without discarding their faith principles.

Looks like they have openly and boldly come out declaring this as their objective.

What is startling is that we have a population that does not give back a resounding NO for an answer. The defense of freedom is very tepid and lukewarm. Hence the democrats march on.

20 posted on 07/12/2014 6:02:37 AM PDT by Moorings
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