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Justice: How Can Govít Function If It Canít Make People Do Things They Believe Will Damn Their
cns news ^ | 3/24/16 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 03/24/2016 2:09:47 PM PDT by Nachum

In oral arguments in the Supreme Court yesterday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked an attorney representing East Texas Baptist University, Southern Nazarene University, Geneva College and the Little Sisters of the Poor whether the United States government would ever be able to function if it could not demand that people do things that those people believe will cause their souls to “be damned in some way.”

“Because every believer that’s ever come before us, including the people in the military, are saying that my soul will be damned in some way,” said Sotomayor. “I’m not naysaying that that is a very substantial perceived personal burden by them. But if that’s always going to be substantial, how will we ever have a government that functions? How will we ever have anything that the government can demand people do in objecting…that won’t be a problem?”

The case—Zubik v. Burwell—is looking at the question of whether the Obama administration can force Catholic and Protestant non-profit institutions to cooperate in a government regulatory scheme that would use the health-care plans of those institutions to deliver coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs and devices.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abolitionofreligion; abortion; communism; damnedsouls; destroythefamily; jeffrey; justice; littlesisters; obamacare; scotus; sotomayor; zubikvburwell
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Full Title: Justice: How Can Gov’t Function If It Can’t Make People Do Things They Believe Will Damn Their Souls?

All of the world's great religions have made it clear that the wanton destruction of innocent life is sinful or "Damning". It is clear that government would abandon its legitimacy if it forced practitioners of a particular faith to abandon this principle.

1 posted on 03/24/2016 2:09:47 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/24/2016 2:11:17 PM PDT by Nachum (ISIS is alive... and Chris Stevens is dead)
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To: Nachum

It’s reassuring that the Wise Latina demonstrates such sensitivity regarding issues of faith.


3 posted on 03/24/2016 2:12:30 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (but if not...)
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To: Nachum

A better question: How can government be legitimate when it forces individuals and religious organizations to commit or pArticipate in actions which violate their consciences?


4 posted on 03/24/2016 2:13:21 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( I would LOVE to have my old "substandard" insurance back. It didn't cost $1300 a month.)
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To: Nachum; Morgana

Force them at the point of a gun, of course. But you knew that, Ms. Justice, didn’t you?


5 posted on 03/24/2016 2:13:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Nachum

When the Draft is on, conscientious objectors to war generally (the actual Amish?) do have an ability to avoid service.

Similarly, there should be an exception for people required to provide what they see as the murder of babies.

This is simple. But the “Wise Latina” can’t grasp simple.


6 posted on 03/24/2016 2:14:13 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (No vote has been changed due to an FR post in about 2 months. Chillax.)
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To: Nachum

Chilling. What an evil beotch.


7 posted on 03/24/2016 2:14:14 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Nachum

She is such an ignorant c...., well, you know.


8 posted on 03/24/2016 2:15:20 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Nachum

“If ve say you vill do the killings, then you vill do the killings, no?”


9 posted on 03/24/2016 2:15:41 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or, as in the Davidian case, burn them all. Women and children too. The people responsible for that atrocity never had to answer for their crimes.


10 posted on 03/24/2016 2:15:53 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Nachum

The very fact that a creature who could ask such a question as Sotomayor posed was elevated to the USSC is an indicator that the historical period of the USA operating as a Constitutional Republic is dead and gone already.


11 posted on 03/24/2016 2:18:20 PM PDT by DrPretorius
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To: Nachum

Justices can be removed by impeachment. In 2017 they should start with her.


12 posted on 03/24/2016 2:21:14 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Nachum

Were not certain unions, and corporations given exemption by the Obama Administration? I believe I read that several occasions one being just the other day posted here at FR.


13 posted on 03/24/2016 2:21:17 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call 'em what you will, they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

The nuns are OBSOLETE

The State has proven that there is no God


14 posted on 03/24/2016 2:21:36 PM PDT by Mr. K (Trump/???)
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To: Nachum

Small government is the answer.


15 posted on 03/24/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT by donna (Radicalized Christians become missionaries; then, they tell everyone that Jesus loves them!)
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To: Nachum
“Because every believer that’s ever come before us,..."

There's a whole lot of ego wrapped up in that phrasing. They're all supplicants before the wise Latina, raised up and appointed by King Obama.

16 posted on 03/24/2016 2:22:14 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (The would-be Empress has no clothes. My eyes!)
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To: Nachum
Justice Sotomayor: How Can Gov’t Function If It Can’t Make People Do Things They Believe Will Damn Their Souls? “I’m not naysaying that that is a very substantial perceived personal burden by them. But if that’s always going to be substantial, how will we ever have a government that functions? How will we ever have anything that the government can demand people do in objecting…that won’t be a problem?”

This is incredible.

The amount, the levels, the sheer number, of perversities wrapped up in this utterly and - by definition - INHUMAN question is mind boggling.

Sotomayor literally believes she is God.

She is insane.

17 posted on 03/24/2016 2:29:15 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Nachum
With that kind of response, from the Wise Latina, I'd be more inclined to ask why God is so long-suffering, and patient, to refrain from raining down fire and brimstone on such a Government/Nation that compels its citizens to 'do things that will damn their souls'...

Although the Wise Latina, probably hasn't cracked open a Bible in a while, she should remember it is better to suffer death than to be cast into Hell for eternity. Fear God, not man.

18 posted on 03/24/2016 2:33:25 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Nachum

Will she force muslims to eat pork?


19 posted on 03/24/2016 2:36:52 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Nachum

Hey wise latino Sotomayor and the rest of you nitwits: compulsion to contract is illegal. PPACA is compulsion to contract.

Little Sisters of the Poor, or anyone else, is not bound to contract under threat. PPACA is styled as a law but it is nothing.


20 posted on 03/24/2016 2:38:30 PM PDT by Ray76 (Judge Roy Moore for Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
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