Good day all. Last spring, Chief Justice Roberts ruled that Obamacare was a tax and then upheld that hated legislation. The decision was obvious for what it was. Roberts was terrified that he wouldn’t be invited to the cocktail parties thrown by the Washington Elites if he ruled it unconstitutional.
Needless to say, this cave-in by Roberts did not go over well with a large majority of Americans. Basically, he issued a ruling that had no basis in the Constitution and wasn’t even being argued. His flip flop caught the other 4 members who say it for what it was, an unconstitutional power grab by the Washington power elite. Now this was not the only suit in the works. Thanks to Health and Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius1, All the churches in the United States are now on the warpath against Obamacare.
Last summer Sebelius put out a new regulation that would force religious organizations as well as business to supply “Full” reproductive services, including Abortion. Right off the bat, the Catholic Church said they would not comply and that this was a clear violation of their 1st amendment rights regarding freedom of religion. The lawsuits were promptly filed.
The first suit to hit the courts was Liberty University2, which is a Christian based school. They were ruled against by the federal courts and the 4th Circuit court. Here are some of the details from Politico:
Today, The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the constitutionality of the health care reform law’s employer requirements and mandatory coverage of contraceptives without a co-pay.
The move could open the door for President Barack Obama’s health law to be back in front of the Supreme Court late next year. But legal experts say there’s no guarantee that the justices would actually take the case — or that they’d strike down those pieces of the law if they did.
Considering what Roberts did to screw over the American people, I wouldn’t hold my breath on this either.
The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Liberty’s entire lawsuit.
Over the summer, the school asked the Supreme Court to reopen its arguments against the employer mandate and the contraceptive coverage mandate, which it said were not addressed by the court’s ruling this summer. The court on Monday agreed to the request and told the 4th Circuit to hear arguments on the two pieces.
Basically, as I mentioned above, the Obama regime ordered religious groups, organizations and churches that they had no choice but to provide contraceptives, sterilization and abortion services no matter what their beliefs said about this.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said that even if the 4th Circuit throws the case out, Liberty’s ultimate goal is to take the case to the Supreme Court.
The 4th Circuit is just “a destination along the way back to the U.S. Supreme Court,” he said. “Nobody thinks it’s going to be the last decision on this case.”
The school’s lawyers have told POLITICO that they hope to eventually bring the suit back before the Supreme Court.
This is a major issue. It pits the power of the state against someone’s religious beliefs. This is one of the major tenants of the 1st amendment. Just so you know what we’re talking about, here is the relevant section of the text:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Basically, the government can’t force you to follow any religion, nor can it prevent you from practicing it. There are certain things that the courts do disallow. You can’t have a human sacrifice for instance. I’m not going into the arguments about what can and can’t be forced on a religious group. There’s plenty of sites out there that can give you far more information then I can. I will say this. What the Obama regime has done in ordering churches, religious organizations and business run under religious systems to violate their deepest held belief, (The sanctity of life), is going to explode in their faces, probably literally. For years the courts, primarily left wing judges, have been restricting both individual and groups from freely practicing. These people have had it.
If this reaches supreme court and they rule in favor of forcing the churches to comply, they will outright refuse. The only thing left that Obama and his thugs could do would be to seize the churches and business and throw the leaders in jail. Would you care to guess what would happen if they put Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals on trial for refusing to bend to King Putt’s will? Here’s a hint. It won’t be pretty.
Both the Jewish and Christian religions have a long history of dealing with overbearing states that tried to suppress them or force them to bend to their will. When Stalin was asked to consider the views of the Vatican, he remarked “How many divisions does the Pope of Rome have?” Stalin had crushed the Russian Orthodox and Catholic churches in the Soviet Union. So Joey, how’d that work out for you? Here’s a hint. The Russian Orthodox church is resurgent and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is on the ash heap of history, just as are other nations that went after religion. (Imperial Rome, Nazi Germany, etc)
Now, on the other hand, this just might give Roberts the chance to undo that horrendous mistake he made. Theoretically, he could change his mind and throw out the entire law. (Which he should have done to begin with) Will Roberts to this or will he cave again to the Progressive elites? Considering that he has shown himself to be a coward, I expect a full cave-in.
~The Angry Webmaster~